The Government of the Republic of Mauritius has decided to implement a Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) through the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) to assist self-employed persons who have suffered a loss of revenue as a consequence of the lockdown in the fight against Covid-19.
The following individuals are NOT eligible to the assistance:
-an individual who is an employee, whether full-time or part-time;
-a person who is eligible to receive basic retirement pension;
-an individual who receives monthly social benefits;
-an individual pursuing higher studies on a full time basis;
-a person who is a dependent spouse;
-a person who was unemployed at the beginning of March 2020;
-an individual who forms part of a household having total monthly income (including passive income, e.g rent, dividends, interests or profits) exceeding Rs. 50,000;
-an individual who is in a business where he earns only passive income, e.g rent; or i. a fisherman.