Report absence when you are sick
When you are taking part in a programme, it is important that you report when you are ill, starting on the first day. After seven days, you must submit a doctor’s certificate.
Notification of illness when you take part in a programme
If you are taking part in a programme and are receiving activity grant, introduction benefit or development benefit, you must notify us if you are unable to participate in your planned activities because you are sick.
When must you report that you are sick?
You need to notify us on the first day that you are sick. Otherwise you lose your benefit for the entire period you are sick.
If you have not been able, due to special circumstances, you have not been able to report that you are sick on the first day, for example if you are so ill that you have been unable to do so, it is important that you call in sick as soon as you are able to. Then the Swedish Social Insurance Agency/Försäkringskassan can make an assessment if you nevertheless are still entitled to compensation.
If you are taking part in a course, work experience placement, Swedish for Immigrants (sfi), or some other activity, you also have to notify them that you are sick.
Doctor’s certificate after seven days
If you are sick for more than 7 days and are unable to participate in your activities, you must submit a doctor’s certificate. This applies whether you are sick full-time or part-time.
If you are sick for more than 30 days
If you are sick for a prolonged period of time, we will try to adapt the content of your programme so that you can still take part. If you are sick full-time for more than 30 days, you will be withdrawn from the programme. If you recover within one year, you may be enrolled in the programme again in certain circumstances.
More information about how to apply for sickness benefit is available on Försäkringskassan’s website.
How do I report that I am sick?
You report sick on our website.
When you apply for benefit from Försäkringskassan you must fill in that you have been absent because you were sick.
If you do not have a computer or electronic identification
If for some reason you cannot report sick on-line, you can call us on 0771-416 416.
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 report sick the first day you are sick, you keep your benefit in the form of activity support, development allowance or introduction benefit for the other days you are sick. Read more on Försäkringskassan’s website.
If you are working alongside your programme
If you are working alongside your programme, other rules apply if you cannot work because you are sick. Read more on Försäkringskassan’s website.