About the benefit
A compensation period contains a total of 300 days. Each compensation period starts with seven qualifying days, for which you cannot receive compensation. If fully unemployed, you can receive benefit for up to five days per week. The first 100 days of the compensation period you can receive up to SEK 910 per day. From day 101 the maximum amount is SEK 760.
300 days with benefit, maximum 5 days per week
A compensation period consists of 300 days. Before the period starts there is a qualifying period of seven days, for which you cannot receive compensation. At the most you can receive the benefit for five days per week. The benefit is subject to tax and qualifies for pension.
150 days more if you have children under the age of 18
If you have children under the age of 18 when the 300th day of the compensation period is paid out to you, you will automatically be granted an additional 150 days. Your compensation level would stay the same during these 150 Days.
No benefit the first seven days
Each compensation period begins with a compulsory qualifying period of seven days. During these seven days, you will not receive compensation.
The seven qualifying days will be deducted when you send in your kassakort. A maximum of five qualifying days can be deducted per week
If you have been a member for 12 months or more
If you have been a member of an a-kassa during at least 12 months and have fulfilled the work requirement, you may apply for the income-related benefit. The income-related benefit is based on your previous income. During the first 100 days, the maximum amount per day is SEK 910. If your average income before the unemployment were less than SEK 25 025, you will receive 80 percent of your average income during these first 100 days.
From day 101 the maximum amount that you can receive per day is SEK 760. If your average income were more than SEK 20 900, you will receive SEK 760 per day. If your average income were less than SEK 20 900, you will receive 80 percent of your previous income.
From day 201 the maximum amount is still SEK 760 per day, and in order to receive this your previous income need to have been at least SEK 23 885. If your previous income were less than that, you will receive 70 percent of your previous income.
If you have been a member for less than 12 months
If you have been a member for less than twelve months, or haven’t been a member of an a-kassa at all, you can still apply for the basic benefit. The basic benefit is not based on your previous income, but on the amount of hours you have worked. The basic benefit is paid at the earliest from the day you turn 20 years old. The maximum amount that you can receive per day with the basic benefit is SEK 365.
Money from one at the time
“The kassakort” is your formal application for benefit (a-kassa)and it is important that your report is adequate. You cannot receive benefit from a-kassan and Försäkringskassan or CSN at the same time. Please contact us before signing your “kassakort” if you are unsure about anything. Here are the most common situations and how you report them.
- Part time job (employment): Report the work hours on the kassakort.
- Part time job (self-employed): Normally this is against the rules. Call us for more information.
- Sickness: Inform Försäkringskassan and report “sjuk/FP” on the kassakort
- Sick child: Inform Försäkringskassan and report “sjuk/FP” on the kassakort
- Parental leave: Inform Försäkringskassan and report “sjuk/FP” on the kassakort
- Don´t want to work or cannot take a job: Report “förhindrad” on the kassakort