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Employee with sick child (VAB)

VAB is when an employee stays home from work to take care of a sick child. Försäkringskassan pays the allowance, which is called temporary parental benefit.

When can the employee go on VAB?

An employee be on leave from work to care for their child when the child is under the age of 12. This applies in the following cases:

  • The child is sick or infected
  • The child's ordinary caregiver is sick or infected. The regular carer is the person who usually takes care of the child when the employee is working, for example another parent, childminder or relative.
  • The other parent must accompany another child in the family to a doctor's appointment

The employee is visiting the child welfare centre or another child health clinic, such as dentists or child and adolescent psychiatry (BUP).



Registering the care of a sick child

When an employee needs to take time off from work to care for a sick child, they must report it to you on the same day.

The employee must:

  • Report to you as the employer that they need to take out VAB.

The employer must:

  • Submit a reply to the income inquiry if Försäkringskassan asks for it.
  • Verify that the employee has stayed home with a sick child and specify to what extent if the Försäkringskassan asks for this information.

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