About the compensation
As a member of an unemployment insurance fund, you can receive 80 percent of your previous salary if you become unemployed. To be eligible for the compensation, you need to meet certain requirements. On this page you can read more about them.
Conditions for receiving compensation
To be eligible for compensation from the unemployment insurance fund in Sweden you need to live here, look for work here and have a general work permit. The conditions for compensation are called the basic conditions and the working requirement. To be entitled to the higher level of benefit you also need to have been a member of an unemployment insurance fund for 12 months or more, this requirement is called the membership requirement.
How much is the compensation?
There are two levels of compensation: the basic compensation and the compensation based on income level. The level of compensation you are entitled to depends on how long a number of factors:
- How many hours per week on avarage you were working before you became unemployed.
- How much your income was on avarage per day before becoming unemployed.
- If you meet the basic conditions or the working requirements for compensation.
- If you hit the roof for compensation.
With the income based level of compensation you can receive a maximum 1200 kronor per day, or 510 kronor per day with the basic level of compensation.
Time with compensation
A compensation period is 300 days and you can get compensation for a maximum of 5 days a week.
When your compensation period is over
When you have around 70 days left of your compensation period we will investigate if you are entitled to another compensation period. To be so, you need to meet the working requirement again. That means that you need to have been working a certain number of hours during your time as unemployed. The general rule is that you need to have been working at least 60 hours per month during 6 months over a period of 12 months.
If you do not meet the requirements for receiving another compensation period, you may be offered the opportunity to participate in the Job and Development Programme organised by the Swedish Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).
If you have just become unemployed, things can feel stressful and overwhelming, not least applying for compensation from the unemployment insurance fund. On this page you can read about how to apply for compensation, step by step.
Join Lärarnas a-kassa We insure what we care for, not because we expect something to go wrong but to be prepared if something does go wrong. The same thing applies to income, as a member of an a-kassa you can get up to 80 percent of your salary if you become unemployed.
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