The contribution obligation continues throughout a temporary disability situation, even in cases of risks during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Self-employed workers are no exception to this rule. Therefore, you must be current on the payment of your Social Security contributions and continue paying during such situations in order to have a right to the temporary disability economic benefit.
The mutual insurance company must suspend temporary disability economic benefits until the worker is current on any pending payments.
Point 2 of Article 13 ‘Duration of the contribution obligation’ of Spanish Royal Decree 2064/1995, the General Social Security Contribution and Liquidation Regulations, states:
The contribution obligation shall continue during temporary disability situations, irrespective of the cause (maternity leave, paternity leave, risks during pregnancy and risks while breastfeeding…), as well as in situations of compliance with public service obligations and the performance of union representation tasks as long as they do not give rise to unpaid leave or cease of activity, a special agreement, national insurance contributions while unemployed, as applicable, or any other situations thus established by these Regulations, by Order of 27 October 1992, which outlines instructions related to General Social Security System contributions for public servants, which are included under the scope of application of said System, during situations of unpaid leaves, the provisional suspension of duties, compliance with military service or social services in substitution thereof and occupancy terms for change of destination, and any other complementary provisions with the scope provided by them.