Refusal to pay the allowance by exemption from ZUS

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A large number of entrepreneurs may now apply for an exemption from paying amounts due to ZUS. However, in order for the contributions to be canceled, they cannot be paid. This, in turn, turns out to be problematic when applying for documents confirming the lack of arrears on the payer's account or for sickness insurance benefits. Entrepreneurs have already received the first refusals to pay the allowance by exemption from ZUS.

Exemption from ZUS and sickness benefits

An entrepreneur who wishes to benefit from sickness and maternity benefits must be covered by sickness insurance. Here, it is also very important to pay premiums for this insurance on time. Payment after the statutory date will result in automatic deregistration from sickness insurance.

Therefore, there are doubts as to the use of the new relief in the payment of contributions, consisting in the exemption from fees for 3 months. Only unpaid contributions are redeemed. In such a situation, are entrepreneurs threatened with refusal to pay the allowance by exemption from ZUS? This should not be the case. This was regulated in the Act amending the Act on special solutions related to the prevention, prevention and combating of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and the crisis situations caused by them, and some other acts. Pursuant to Art. 31zs, persons who meet all the conditions for obtaining exemption from ZUS and were subject to sickness insurance on February 1, retain the right to social insurance benefits in the event of sickness and maternity. Social contributions of these people are considered paid.

Refusal to pay the allowance by exemption from ZUS - what is the reason for them?

Despite the aforementioned regulations, entrepreneurs receive letters from the Social Insurance Institution about refusals to grant benefits for the time of sickness or childcare, due to failure to pay contributions on time. On the other hand, if they pay their contributions, they will not be able to take advantage of the exemption from ZUS, so the situation does not seem to have a good solution. What is the cause of this problem? It is probably about the lack of communication between ZUS employees. There are currently arrears on payers' accounts. Applications regarding the redemption of contributions will be considered within 30 days from the date of submitting the declaration for the last month indicated in the application. This means that only after submitting the declaration for May (if May is the last month indicated in the application), from 10 or 15 June ZUS will check who is entitled to the exemption. Only after considering the payer's request, it will be revealed whether the contributions will be financed by the state or whether the entrepreneur will be obliged to pay them. Officials in the institutions issue negative decisions, and consultants from the customer service center ensure that benefits will be granted as long as you were covered by sickness insurance on February 1.

Throughout the chaos and the lack of appropriate guidelines, refusal to pay the allowance by exemption from ZUS may be a frequent phenomenon.

Certificate of non-arrears with payments and exemption from ZUS

Payers wishing to benefit from state support for paying contributions may also have problems applying for a certificate of non-arrears. Since the contributions have not been paid at the moment, the entrepreneur's account will be in arrears, so ZUS will not certify that the entrepreneur is not in arrears in paying contributions.

Payers wishing to write off their contributions can face many problems because of this. The absurdities resulting from the current situation are worrying. We are waiting for ZUS replies on this matter. At the moment, refusals to pay the allowance by exemption from ZUS are detrimental to many people.