Decree-Law no. 72/2017 published today governs the allocation of incentives to hire young people seeking their first job and long and very long-term unemployed, through a partial remission or total exemption from payment of contributions to the Social Secu rity, in the part that burdens the employer, in the following terms:

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Employers who wish to benefit from these incentives must submit an application through the Social Security website within 10 days of the starting date of the employment contract to which the request for incentive refers.

Partial reduction or total exemption from contributions may be combined with other incentives, unless specific non-accumulation rules result from other incentives regulation.

This Decree-Law will enter into force on August 1, 2017.