If you fall sick or take care of a sick child

If you fall sick while you are taking part in the establishment programme, it is important that you report this to us the very first day that you are sick. Otherwise you may lose your introduction benefit.

Who is to report that they are sick?

You must notify us if you are taking part in the establishment programme and cannot take part in your scheduled activities because you are sick.

When are you to report that you are sick?

You need to notify us on the first day that you are sick. Otherwise you may lose your introduction benefit.

If you are taking part in Swedish for Immigrants (sfi), education, work experience, work or some other activity, you also have to notify them that you are sick. After the 7th day, Försäkringskassan needs a doctor’s certificate to be able to make a decision and pay you your introduction benefit.

If you are sick for a long period, we try to adapt the content of your programme so that you can still take part. If you are sick full-time for longer than 30 days, you are discharged from the programme.

How do I report sick?

You report sick on our website.

What benefit do I receive if I am sick?

You receive no benefit for the first day. This is known as the qualifying period. If you notify us the first day that you are sick, you keep your introduction benefit for the following days.

If you need to stay at home to take care of a child who is sick

If you need to stay at home to take care of a child who has fallen sick you need to notify us. Do so as soon as you can so that you do not risk losing your introduction benefit. The simplest way to notify us that you are absent is on our website or by contacting our customer service.

When you apply for introduction benefit from Försäkringskassan you must fill in that you have been absent.

If you work while you are taking part in the establishment programme, other rules apply if you cannot work because you are sick or need to take care of a sick child. Read more on Försäkringskassan’s website.

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