Belgium Citizenship - Economic Participation for Self-employed
Hi, I'm starting reading the requirements on Belgium citizenship, there's one condition related about the social security together with the other requirements after 5 years legal stays.
Proof of economic participation is shown by a record of at least 468 working days. For the self-employed, proof of payment of six trimesters of social security contributions.
In my knowledge of what I have learned online, social security contributions for self-employed means you have to enroll one of the social security funds from https://www.nisse.be/en/list-social-security-funds . However, from the source I found online, it seems if the annual income is less than certain amount (€13,000-ish) I can't contribute the social security even with my own means. I'm not sure if this minimal amount set means I'm not obligated to contribute OR I can't contribute. As a self-employed person, it's hard to predict the income even annually, however, I still want to contribute to the social security for the sake of peace of mind. I think the minimal quarterly payment is €750, that's ok, I have savings, I can contribute from my own means instead from the earned income. Now the questions is, if I'm not earning enough, can I still contribute to the social security.