Introduction benefit

Introduction benefit is a benefit you can receive from Försäkringskassan when you take part in the introduction programme. You may also be entitled to other benefits.

How do I receive introduction benefit?

Once you have enrolled in the introduction programme, you can apply for introduction 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.

Apply for benefit from Försäkringskassan

What do I need to do to keep my introduction benefit?

To not risk losing your compensation, it is important that you look for work and accept the opportunities you are given so that you do not prolong your unemployment. For example, this means that you need to adhere to the plan you have with us and participate in meetings and other activities you have agreed with us. If you receive support from our suppliers, you also need to adhere to the plan you have with them.

You need to be active and look for jobs unless you have agreed otherwise with us. After the survey period, you also have to submit an activity report to us between the first and the fourteenth of each month.

It is important that you are aware of all applicable conditions and how your compensation may be affected if you neglect your job-seeking or prolong your unemployment.

Conditions for your compensation in programmes

You need to inform us if you get ill or are looking after a sick child and cannot participate in your programme. If you need time off you must first get this approved by us.

If you get ill

If you are looking after a sick child

How much money do I receive?

During the assessment period, you will receive SEK 231 per day. When your assessment is complete and we have drawn up your plan together, you will receive SEK 308 per day. You can apply for benefit for each day you take part in the introduction programme. You might also be entitled to different supplements:

If you are participating the establishment programme (the Social Insurance Agency website)

Other payments

Apply for payment for travel and accommodation

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.

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.

What happens if I fall sick?

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 fall sick

What happens if my child fall 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.

If you take care of a sick child

Can I work at the same time as I am taking part in the introduction programme and receive introducrion benefit?

Yes, you can work while you are taking part in the introduction programme but then your introduction benefit will be reduced by the amount that you are being paid in wages. It is Försäkringskassan that makes that calculation.

If you are taking part in a programme (Försäkringskassan's website)

Can I receive parent´s allowance at the same time as I receive benefit?

Yes, you can receive parental allowance while you are taking part in the introduction programme but your introduction benefit will then be reduced by the amount you are receiving in parental allowance. It is Försäkringskassan that makes that calculation.

If you are taking part in a programme (Försäkringskassan's website)

Who pays for my trip to Arbetsförmedlingen?

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 for more information.