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 is required to receive introduction benefit?

When you take part in the introduction programme, it is important that you follow the plan we have drawn up together with you. This means, for example, that you must take part in the activities we have agreed on. Unless otherwise agreed with us, you must be an active job-seeker and apply for jobs.

After an initial assessment period, you must submit an activity report each month where you document 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. If you need time off, you must first get consent from us.

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 taking part in a programme (Försäkringskassan's 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.

Home equipment loans

You can borrow money to buy things for your home, for example furniture, plates and cutlery. How much money you can borrow depends among other things on how large your family is, how great your need is and how much money you have. You apply for the loan to CSN, who then decide how much you can borrow.

CSN home equipment loans

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.

Warning or suspension from benefit

If you do not comply with the conditions for receiving benefit, you may receive a warning or be suspended from your right to introduction benefit for one or several days.

Warning or suspension from compensation for a programme