When you fall ill

If you are ill or caring for a sick child, you may need to notify the Public Employment Service. The situations in which you must do so depend on what compensation you have. For example, if you are participating in one of our programmes, you must always notify us that you are ill.

When you are participating in a programme

If you cannot participate in your planned activities, you must notify us from the first sick day. If you do not do so, you will receive no compensation for the time that you are ill. If you are ill for more than seven days, you need to submit a doctor’s certificate to the Public Employment Service to keep your compensation.

You also need to notify us if you are staying at home to are for a sick child. The notification of illness and notification of caring for a child can most easily be done on our website.

Are you participating in a programme?

If you receive compensation in the form of activity support, development compensation or establishment compensation, you are in a programme.

These are our programmes:

  • labour market training
  • validation
  • job placement
  • support to start a business
  • preparatory efforts
  • projects with a labour market policy focus
  • the job and development guarantee
  • the job guarantee for young people
  • the establishment programme.

When you have or apply for compensation from the unemployment benefits society

If you have a meeting with us, you need to change the appointment time. You can most easily do so through the chat service that you find under Contact us. We then notify your unemployment benefits society that you are ill or caring for a sick child. It is important that you contact us the first healthy day for you or your child.

If you or your child are ill for a brief period, it is enough that you fill in sickness absence or care of a sick child in the time report when you apply for compensation with your unemployment benefits society.

If you or your child are ill for more than two weeks, you must contact us. You can most easily do so through the chat service that you find under Contact us. We then notify your unemployment benefits society that you are ill or caring for a sick child. It is important that you contact us the first healthy day for you or your child.

When you do not receive compensation from the unemployment benefits society or Försäkringskassan

If you have a meeting with us, you need to change the appointment time. You can most easily do so through the chat service that you find under Contact us.

When you have an establishment plan

If you cannot participate in your planned activities, you must notify us from the first sick day. If you do not do so, you will not receive establishment compensation. The same thing applies if you need to stay home to care for a sick child.

Report absence in the Establishment