If you are sick for more than 7 days
If you are sick for more than seven calendar days and are unable to participate in your activities, you must submit a doctor’s certificate. You need to submit a doctor’s certificate whether you are sick full-time or part-time.
In order to keep your benefit, you need to submit a doctor’s certificate. The doctor’s certificate must show that you are unable to participate in your programme and to what extent you are unable to participate. Remember to tell your doctor
- that you are taking part in a programme
- the types of activities you perform in your programme, such as job seeker activities, labour market training, work experience placement, or Swedish for immigrants
- how many hours you participate in the programme – if you are not sure, estimate the number of hours
- what you think you will be unable to do in the programme due to your sickness or injury.
Apply for benefit from Försäkringskassan
You apply for benefit from Försäkringskassan. In your application, you indicate what days you were sick and unable to participate in your programme. The Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) website has more information about how you apply for benefits.
Activity grant or development allowance when participating in a programme (forsakringskassan.se)
Send us the doctor’s certificate
Send the doctor’s certificate to:
107 67 Stockholm
Show the information in the box to your doctor if you need a doctor’s certificate
If you are sick for more than 30 days
If you are sick full-time for more than 30 days and we are unable to adapt your programme to enable you to participate, we will withdraw you from your programme. You can apply for sickness benefit from Försäkringskassan the first day after you have been withdrawn. To apply for sickness benefit, you need to ask your doctor to fill in Försäkringskassan’s doctor’s certificate and then submit this certificate to Försäkringskassan.
If you are working alongside your programme
If you are working alongside your programme and want to apply for sick pay or sickness benefit, you need to ask for two different certificates from your doctor – one to turn in to your employer and another to submit to us. This is because a special doctor’s certificate is required when you are taking part in a programme. Talk to your employer for more information about what they need.