Welcome to Akademikernas a-kassa
This is the unemployment Insurance
All citizens of Sweden, of all EU countries and EEA countries, and Switzerland may work in Sweden without a work permit. The same applies to those who have a permanent residence permit in Sweden.
7 reasons you should join Sweden’s ’a-kassa’
Perhaps you have a “collective agreement” at work. Maybe you’re a member of a union. But have you joined an a-kassa?
There’s a lot to keep track of when you move to a foreign country, and it’s easy for things to slip through the cracks. Many expats in Sweden are unaware of their options for unemployment insurance – and all the benefits it offers.
If I don't have a Swedish Personal ID number?
If you do´n't have a Swedish Personal ID number or a co-ordination number (samordningsnummer) you can still apply for membership.
If you have a co-ordination number (samordningsnummer) you can apply online
Do I have to submit my original certificates?
No, we accept copies of the original as well. You can post your documents to Akademikernas a-kassa, Box 3536, 103 69 Stockholm or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org
My PhD was financed with a scholarship, can I apply for the benefit?
If your PhD position was funded by a scholarship, your PhD programme does not qualify you for unemployment benefit. If you have studied full-time, the PhD studies can be disregarded. If you have had an employment before starting your PhD studies, we may be able to base your unemployment benefit on that work.
How your PhD has been financed is not important when it comes to whether or not you are considered unemployed. The important thing is that you have ended your studies.-Hide
How do I get my payment?
Register your bank account number at www.swedbank.se/kontoregister in order to receive your unemployment benefit. You do not need to have an account with Swedbank, but we use Swedbank to pay out the benefit. If you have not registered your account at Swedbank, you will receive a payment voucher by post.
Do I have to apply for all kinds of jobs?
When you meet with arbetsförmedlingen, you will make an action plan (handlingsplan) where your experiences and qualifications will be matched with corresponding professions. First and foremost you should apply for jobs that match your qualifications and experiences. However, if there are few jobs available within your field, you need to widen your search.-Hide