Activity support and development allowance
When you are looking for work and taking part in one of our programmes, you can receive benefit from Försäkringskassan for that period. The benefit you receive is called activity support or development allowance.
How do I receive benefit?
Once you have been enrolled in one of our programmes, you apply for benefit from Försäkringskassan (Swedish Social Insurance Agency). You apply for one month at a time in arrears. The easiest way is to apply is on Försäkringskassan’s website. There, you will find more information about how to apply and when the benefit will be paid out to you.
What is required to receive benefit?
When you take part in a programme, it is important that you follow the plan you have with us. This means, for example, that you must take part in the activities we have agreed on. If you are getting support from one of our suppliers, you must also follow the plan you and the supplier have agreed on. Unless otherwise agreed with us, you must be an active job-seeker and apply for jobs.
You need to submit an activity report each month where you write what activities you have carried out and list all the jobs you have applied for. These could be advertised positions, contacts you have made with potential employers, expressing your interest or sending them your CV, and/or jobs that Arbetsförmedlingen has suggested to you or instructed you to apply for. You must submit your activity report between the 1st and 14th of each month.
You must notify us if you become ill or need to look after a sick child and are unable to take part in your programme.
How much money do I receive?
When you take part in a programme, you will receive a fixed amount per day for maximum five days a week. You can apply for benefit for each day you take part in your programme.
Your benefit per day will depend among other things on your age and whether you satisfy the requirements for unemployment benefit or not. You can read about the size of the benefit on Försäkringskassan’s website.
Questions and answers
When is the money paid to me?
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 apply later than the 7th, your benefit will be paid at the earliest on the 26th of the following month. If you do not apply before the end of the month, you risk receiving no benefit for the entire previous month.
What happens if I fall sick?
What happens if my child falls sick?
What do I do if I need time off?
If you need time off, you must first get consent from us. Only Arbetsförmedlingen can approve time off, not an organiser.
Can I work at the same time as I am taking part in a programme and receiving benefit?
Yes, you can work while you are taking part in a programme. But your benefit will then be reduced by the amount that you are paid in wages. It is Försäkringskassan that makes that calculation.
Can I receive parental allowance at the same time as I receive benefit?
Yes, you can receive parental allowance while you are taking part in a programme but your benefit will then be reduced by the amount you are receiving in parental allowance. That calculation is made by Försäkringskassan.