Introduction benefit is money that you are paid when you take part in the introduction programme.
Who can receive introduction benefit?
You can receive introduction benefit if you
- are between 20 and 64 years of age
- have a residence permit as a refugee or person with subsidiary protection status
- are a relative of someone who has a residence permit as a refugee or person with subsidiary protection status.
How do I receive introduction benefit?
When you have received a decision about the introduction programme, you apply for introduction benefit from Försäkringskassan (The Swedish Social Insurance Agency). The simplest way to apply is on Försäkringskassan’s website. Here you can also read more about how to apply and when the money is paid.
What is required to receive introduction benefit?
When you take part in the introduction programme, it is important that you follow the plan you have with us. This means for example that you need to take part in the activities we have agreed on. You also need to be active and apply for jobs if this is included in your plan.
You need to report your activities every month and notify us if you fall sick. If you need time off, you must first obtain our consent.
How much money do I receive?
During the assessment period you receive 231 kronor per day. When your assessment is complete and we have drawn up your plan together you receive 308 kronor per day. You might also be entitled to different supplements:
- If you have children you might be entitled to introduction supplement.
- If you live alone you might be entitled to rent supplement.
It is Försäkringskassan that decides on the supplement and calculates how much benefit you are entitled to.
You can read more about what benefits you might be entitled to on Försäkringskassan’s website.
You can receive payment for the cost of travel and accommodation if you for example are to take part in a course somewhere other than where you live. You apply to us for this payment. It is we who decide on the payment and calculate how much money you are entitled to.
You can borrow money to buy things for your home, for example furniture, plates and cutlery. How much money you can borrow depends among other things on how large your family is, how great your need is and how much money you have. You apply for the loan to CSN, who then decide how much you can borrow.
Questions and answers
Försäkringskassan pays you the money on the 26th of every month. For you to be able to receive the money on the 26th Försäkringskassan must have your application by the 7th of every month at the latest.
If you fall sick, it is important that you contact us on the very first day that you are sick. Otherwise you may lose your introduction benefit for the days that you are sick.
If you need to stay at home to take care of children who have fallen sick, it is important that you contact us on the very first day.
Yes. You can work while you are taking part in the introduction programme. But your introduction benefit is then reduced by the amount you are paid in wages.
Yes. You can receive parent’s allowance while you are taking part in the introduction programme. But your introduction benefit is then reduced by the amount you are paid in parent’s allowance.
If you have been granted a residence permit as a refugee, person with subsidiary protection status or family member, you can have your trips to and from Arbetsförmedlingen paid for. This applies when you visit us for the first time.
We can help you book your trip. Contact us on 0771-60 00 00 for more information.