Compensation for travel expenses

If you are to attend a job interview somewhere other than where you live, you can receive compensation for the cost of travel and accommodation. If you are taking part in a programme or assessment somewhere else, you can also receive compensation. The application must be made before the trip.

Travel allowance for a job interview

If you are to attend a job interview, you can receive compensation for the cost of travel and accommodation if you meet all the following requirements:

  • are over 20, unemployed or risk becoming unemployed
  • are registered with us as a job-seeker
  • have difficulty finding work close to where you live
  • can prove that the employer has invited you to visit them.

The following also applies:

  • we must have assessed that the visit is necessary for you to be able to get the job
  • the job must be advertised on Platsbanken or its equivalent in the EU or EEA country where you are looking for work. The job must also be advertised on Eure’s website.

Compensation for travel expenses when you are taking part in a programme

If you take part in one of our programmes in a location to which you cannot commute daily, you can receive compensation for accommodation and additional costs for dual residence. You can receive compensation for travel and accommodation costs if you:

  • are enrolled in one of our programmes
  • are receiving vocational rehabilitation
  • are undergoing an investigation before beginning a programme
  • have to travel to and from us prior to a decision on the introduction programme.

How do I book my journey?

  1. Before you travel, you must apply for compensation for travel and accommodation costs by contacting Arbetsförmedlingen.
  2. We will then check whether you fulfil all the conditions and then we will decide if you are entitled to compensation.
  3. After that decision has been taken, we can book flights within the EU or EEA and train travel within Sweden, Norway and Denmark. You can also book the trip yourself and can then receive compensation for your expenses afterwards.

How to apply for compensation for your expenses

You apply for compensation each month in arrears. How to apply:

  1. Log in with your e-identification (for example, mobile bank ID).
  2. If we have decided you are entitled to compensation, you will see the option Compensation for travel. If you do not have any compensation to apply for, you will not see this option.
  3. Click on Compensation for travel and fill in your details according to the instructions in the e-service.
  4. When you have finished, sign the form using your e-identification.

If you do not have a computer or electronic identification

If for some reason you cannot apply for compensation on-line, you can call us on 0771-416 416.

How much can I get in travel allowance?

  • For daily journeys, you can receive compensation for the portion of your travel expenses that exceeds SEK 600 per month or that exceeds the normal cost of daily commuting where you live.
  • For a journey to a job interview, you can receive maximum SEK 2,500.
  • If you are to travel to and from us prior to a decision on the introduction programme, you will receive compensation for the full cost.
  • You can get compensation for accommodation of SEK 110 per day but maximum SEK 2,400 per month.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the earliest I can apply for reimbursement of travel expenses?

If you have been granted a reimbursement for travel, you can apply for a reimbursement in the month after you made the journey(s). Important - remember to save your receipts as you have to enclose them with your application.

How do I apply for a reimbursement for car journeys?

If you have been granted a reimbursement for travel you can apply for a reimbursement for your car journeys in the month after you made the journey(s). When you are applying for a reimbursement for car journeys, you fill out the number of travel days. One travel day corresponds to one return journey. If you travel by car you do not need to enclose any receipts.

Which time period shall I state in my application?

Start from the month when you travelled or started the journeys. This has to be the same as the month specified at the top of the application.

If you have a travel pass that extends over a new month, you can specify dates from activation until the last date of validity of the travel pass.

When will I receive the money?

In order for us to be able to pay your reimbursement, you first need to fill out an application for reimbursement, after which you will receive your money. Normally you will receive the money within a few working days. If your application needs to be supplemented, it may take a bit more time before you receive the money.

How will I receive my money?

Swedbank handles the payments. If you have a bank account connected to your personal identity number, the money will be deposited there regardless of which bank you have. Swedbank will send you a message with information about the payment.

If you do not have a bank account, you will instead receive a giro payment order in the post.

If you have received a giro payment order and want the next payment to be deposited in your bank account you must contact Swedbank. You can register your account on Swedbank’s website.

Can my companion also receive a reimbursement?

Yes, if you need a companion in connection with your travel, the personal assistant can receive a reimbursement for their travel expenses, a subsistence allowance, accommodation costs and loss of earnings.

Why have I received a decision stating I am liable to make a repayment?

If you give us erroneous information or have otherwise caused a reimbursement to be paid out erroneously or at an amount that is too high, you may be liable to make a repayment.

I have heard about reimbursement for commuting and a resettlement allowance. Is that support still in place?

No, reimbursement for commuting and the resettlement allowance are no longer in place.

Where do I turn if I have further questions?

If you have questions that have not been answered here you are welcome to contact us. Tell us that your question is about reimbursement of travel expenses.