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Application for benefits

  • When do I get my decision?

    Answer: At the earliest one week after you become unemployed. Having the decision assumes that you are reported on my pages and you can do it after a week.

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  • Do I have to submit my original certificates?

    Answer: No, we accept copies of the original as well. Upload your documents in Mina sidor.

    You can post your documents to Akademikernas a-kassa, Box 3536, 103 69 Stockholm.

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  • What is the difference between ‘Anställningsbevis’ and ‘Arbetsgivarintyg’?

    Answer: ‘Anställningsbevis’ is an employment contract, where your employer states how and during what time you are employed. ‘Arbetsgivarintyg’ is a work certificate from your employer, where your employer states the details of your previous job, for example how much you have worked and earned.

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  • What happens if I choose to resign?

    Answer: If you choose to resign, your right to unemployment benefit may be suspended for 45 benefit days. This is if you have quit your job without an acceptable reason. Please call us for more information about acceptable reasons for resigning according to the unemployment insurance act.

    The suspension days will be deducted in connection to us receiving your time report. The suspension days will be deducted on days you would have been entitled to benefits and/or days when you have worked. If you are on sick/parental leave, vacation or unable to apply for work, the suspension period will be postponed. However, when 112 days have passed since you resigned from your employment, the suspension period will be over - regardless if you have completed it or not.

     

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  • I am currently completing my PhD

    Answer: You must either have definitely completed or definitively withdrawn from your studies in order to be considered unemployed. To apply for benefit you need to send us:

    • The form Studieintyg
    • Arbetsgivarintyg from your employer.
    • The form Ansökan om ersättning

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    link icon Arbetsgivarintyg 

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  • Does my thesis need to be completely finished before I can receive benefit?

    Answer: Yes, you must either have definitely completed or definitively withdrawn from your studies in order to be considered unemployed. According to the unemployment insurance you are no longer studying/a PhD-student

    • when your studies are completed or
    • when you definitively have withdrawn from your studies

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  • My PhD was financed with a scholarship, can I apply for the benefit?

    Answer: 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.

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  • How do I get my payment?

    Answer: 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.

     

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  • Do I have to apply for all kinds of jobs?

    Answer: 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.

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  • Do I need to apply for jobs in other cities?

    Answer: Yes, you need to apply for jobs in other cities in Sweden. Under certain conditions and for a limited period of time, your job search may be geographically limited. This needs to be agreed upon in advanced with arbetsförmedlingen and stated in your action plan.

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  • Unemployed after employment

    Answer: What matters when you can get compensation is how your employment was terminated. If you choose to resign, you will be entitled to compensation after 45 days of termination.

    1. Fill in the form Ansökan om ersättning at www.aea.se/minasidor
    2. Ask your employer for a 12 months certificat of work.
    3. Do you have your own company? If you have had a company in addition to your employment, you must fill in Frågor för dig som är företagare.
    4. Have you had more than one employer? If you have a full-time job and an additional one, we will check if you can continue with the additional one and still get benefits. Submit an employer's certificate for your additional work.
    5. Worked abroad? Read more on our website www.aea.se/utland You can also call our international department on 08-412 33 00 or email utland@aea.se for more information.

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