Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS)

Extension for month of August 2021

Following the decision of the Government of the Republic of Mauritius to extend the Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) for the month of August 2021, the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) informs self-employed individuals of the following measures for the payment of the financial assistance.

Sectors other than the Tourism Sector

Financial assistance for a full month will be provided under SEAS to those carrying out the following activities and who were not allowed to operate during the month of August 2021. :

  1. Fitness centres and Professional Sports;
  2. Horse racing bookmakers (outlets), casinos and gaming houses;
  3. Leisure parks, amusement centres, including aquariums;
  4. Multi-purpose halls, including wedding halls, theatres and cinema halls;
  5. Nightclubs licensed by the Tourism Authority, and bars;
  6. Bars whose annual turnover does not exceed 50 million rupees for the accounting year ended in the year 2020;
  7. Self-employed individuals who are :
  8. (i) Stallholders in markets that remained closed;
    (ii) Haberdashers operating in a market;
    (iii) Hawkers not allowed to operate;
    (iv) Artists.
    (v) Canteen of a private international school (excluding public and private grant-aided secondary school).
    (vi) An employee of a training institution registered under the Mauritius Qualifications Authority Act;
    (vii) An auctioneer appointed under the Sales by Auction Act ;
    (viii) A restaurant, a fast food, a cafe, a caterer and other prepared food selling businesses whose annual turnover does not exceed 50 millions; and
    (ix) a fee charger creche, pre primary school, primary school, secondary school and registered university which has started its operations prior to 1 March 2021 and whose turnover in August 2021 has been reduced by more than 40 percent as compared to the corresponding turnover in August 2019.

Eligible self-employed individuals and tradespersons will receive a financial support of Rs 5,100 for the period 01 July / August / September / October / November / December 2020 to 30 July / August / September / October / November / December 2020 and Rs 5,287 for the period January 2021 / February 2021 / March 2021 / April 2021 / May 2021 / June 2021 / July 2021 / August 2021. All payments will be credited to the applicants' bank account.

Pre-requisite (please read this section carefully before applying)

In order to apply for SEAS, an applicant should ensure that he has his National Identity Card, his mobile phone and his bank account details at hand. On providing the required information, a one-time password (OTP) will be sent on the mobile phone number provided and the OTP will have to be entered in order to proceed with the application.

Click here to apply for Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (other than the Tourism Sector)

In processing the applications under SEAS, the MRA will carry out internal checks to verify the correctness of claims. Thereafter, MRA will credit the amount to the bank account of the applicant.

Self- employed individuals who have already applied for the assistance for the month of June 2020 need not submit a new application for the month of July 2020 and other subsequent months, provided they relate to the Tourist Industry.

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