How to fill in the form for a new start job

Once the employer has submitted their application, a form appears on My Pages. The form deals with the time you have been away from work. If you have been outside the labour market for a long time, you have better chances of finding a new start job.

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How to fill in the form

1. Have you worked or studied during the last five years?

Fill in the period when you have worked or studied during the last five
years. If you have worked or studied during this period, this affects your chances of a new start job.

2. Have you received sickness benefit during the last five years?

Sickness benefit is compensation paid from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. Send or submit a certificate to the Swedish Public Employment Service showing the dates on which you received sickness benefit from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. The fact that you have received sickness benefit will affect your chances of a new start job.

3. Have you received rehabilitation allowance in the last five years?

Rehabilitation allowance is compensation paid from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. Send or submit a certificate to the Swedish Public Employment Service from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency showing the dates on which you received rehabilitation allowance. Rehabilitation allowance will affect your chances of a new start job.

4. Have you received sickness allowance during the last five years?

Sickness allowance is compensation paid from the Social Insurance Agency. Send or submit a certificate to the Swedish Public Employment Service from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency showing the dates on which you received sickness allowance. Sickness allowance will affect your chances of a new start job.

5. Have you received activity allowance during the last five years?

Activity allowance is compensation paid from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. Send or submit a certificate to the Public Employment Service from the Social Insurance Agency showing the dates on which you received activity allowance. Activity allowance will affect your chances of a new start job.

6. Have you received financial assistance during the last five years?

Financial assistance, also referred to as social assistance/income maintenance, is compensation from your municipality. Send or submit a certificate to the Swedish Public Employment Service from your municipality showing the dates on which you received financial assistance. Financial assistance will affect your chances of a new start job.

7. Have you had protected work during the last five years?

A protected job is an adapted job with the municipality in which the employer receives compensation for your employment. Send or submit a certificate to the Swedish Public Employment Service from your municipality showing the dates on which you had a protected job. Protected work will affect your chances of a new start job.

8. Have you received a custodial sentence of at least one year?

Fill in the start and end dates of the sentence passed. Send or submit a certificate to the Swedish Public Employment Service from the Swedish Prison and Probation Service showing this. Your responses will only be visible to case officers at the Swedish Public Employment Service. The period of the sentence passed will affect your chances of a new start job.

9. Have you received a residence permit during the last five years?

You receive a residence permit from the Swedish Migration Board to enable you to stay and work in Sweden. Send or submit a copy of the decision letter to the Swedish Public Employment Service from the Swedish Migration Board showing the classification code and date on which the decision was made. Certain classification codes will affect your chances of a new start job.

10. Have you been home with a child/children during the last five years?

Fill in the start and end dates if

  • you have been on parental leave with a child under the age of two, with or without compensation from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. Obtain a certificate from, for example, the Swedish Tax Agency showing the age of the child. The Swedish Employment Service will check your information that the child was under two years of age during your parental leave.
  • you have been on parental leave with a child who was adopted and if you have been
    on parental leave within two years of the child’s arrival. Obtain a certificate showing when the child came to you. The Swedish Employment Service will check your information that your parental leave took place within two years of the child coming to you.
  • you have been at home caring for a sick child. Obtain a certificate from, for example, the Swedish Tax Agency showing the age of the child. If you have been at home with a child who was under the age of two, that time can be ignored. This means that you discount this time when adding up your total absence from the labour market. It is important to fill in this time because your total valid absence must be continuous in order for you to be eligible for a new start job.