This measure, which started in 2006, grants maternity assistance to self-employed women who have given birth and who return to work in a self-employed capacity following a period of maternity leave. Concretely, they are entitled to 105 free home-help vouchers, which are then exchanged for services in the field of household chores and housekeeping. Not only does this measure encourage self-employed women to go back to work, it also creates jobs for semi- and unskilled workers and combats undeclared work.


You can read more information on the assistance in French, or make direct contact with the relevant organisation in French, Flemish, German or English