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If you are participating in an introduction programme through the Public Employment Service 

You apply for introduction benefit at the Public Employment Service. If you have children or live alone in your own accommodations, you can also receive supplementary introduction benefit or introduction benefit for housing.

Temporary rules due to the corona virus

Some rules for compensations from Försäkringskassan have been temporarily amended due to the coronavirus. Therefore, please update yourself on the rules on this page:

Corona virus - this applies

What is the introduction programme?

The establishment programme is a programme at the Public Employment Service consisting of individually designed activities and support, combined with the fact that you are actively looking for a job. The goal is that you will learn Swedish as quickly as possible, find a job and manage your own livelihood. You can participate in the establishment programme if you have reached the age of 20 but not 65 years of age and have recently received a residence permit as a refugee, person in need of protection or a relative.

The Public Employment Service will help you find a spot in a programme. After that you apply for compensation from Försäkringskassan for the time you participate in the programme.

Read more about the introduction programme on the Public Employment Service's website.

Introduction programme (www.arbetsformedlingen.se)external link, opens in new window

How do I apply for introduction benefit?

Once you are registered in an introduction programme through the Public Employment Service, you can apply for compensation from Försäkringskassan. You apply for one month at a time retrospectively.

Apply by the 7th in order to receive the money on the 26th

You apply for a month during the subsequent month. If we receive your application by no later than the 7th, you will receive the money on the 26th of the same month. For example, you apply for March by no later than 7 April to receive your money on 26 April.

If we receive your application between the 8th and the last day of the month, the money will be paid on the 26th of the subsequent month. If you apply later than that, you can only receive compensation if there are special circumstances.

If you cannot apply in the e-service on My Pages, you must apply on a form to receive compensation. This can happen, for example, if we have not had time to receive information from the Public Employment Service about your programme for a certain month. If you do not apply on time, you risk missing out on your compensation.

How do I Apply?

Apply on My pages (Mina sidor)

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When can I see my disbursement?

As soon as we have processed your application, you can see your preliminary disbursements under Disbursements (Utbetalningar) on My pages (Mina sidor). The actual disbursement will be shown one business day before the money arrives. You can also choose to receive a text message one business day before the money arrives.

Special disbursement dates

Special disbursement dates and processing times

Supplements for you in the introduction programme

 

You can receive supplementary introduction benefit if you have a child under the age of 20 who lives and is registered with you. The child must be or have been in your custody You can read more about custody under Frequently asked questions.

How do I apply for supplementary introduction benefit?

You can apply for supplementary introduction benefit once the Public Employment Service has registered you in the introduction programme.

Apply using the form. You then send the application to Försäkringskassan.

7110 Apply for supplementary introduction benefit (in Swedish)PDF

You can receive supplementary introduction benefit no earlier than the month before your application is received by Försäkringskassan.

When will the money be paid?

The supplementary introduction benefit is paid out one month retrospectively on the 26th of each month. If the 26th is a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the money will be paid out on the closest bank day.

When will the disbursement appear on My pages (Mina sidor)?

On My Pages, under Disbursements, you can see your upcoming payments a few days after we have decided that you will receive the supplementary introduction benefit.

You must report changes

You must notify Försäkringskassan if anything changes that may be of significance to your supplementary introduction benefit, for example information about a child.

  • moving in or out of your home
  • start working and get paid.

 

You can receive introduction benefit for housing if you live alone in your own accommodations, that is, if you have a first-hand rental contract or are subletting, or if you own a condominium. If you are renting a room in someone else’s home or are sharing accommodations with someone else, you cannot receive introduction benefit for housing.

You must be registered in the Population Register under the address of your residence. This means that the Swedish Tax Agency must have this listed as your official address. Your name should be on the door or the postal box.

How do I apply for introduction benefit for housing?

You apply using a form that you then send in to Försäkringskassan.

7112 Apply for introduction benefit for housing (in Swedish)PDF

You can receive introduction benefit for housing no earlier than the month before your application is received by Försäkringskassan.

When will the money be paid?

The introduction benefit for housing money is paid out retrospectively on the 26th of each month. If the 26th is a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the money will be paid out on the closest bank day.

When will the disbursement appear on My pages (Mina sidor)?

On My Pages, under Disbursements, you can see your upcoming payments a few days after we have decided that you will receive the introduction benefit for housing.

You must report changes

You must notify Försäkringskassan if anything changes that may be of significance to your introduction benefit for housing, for example information about a child.

  • you move to another accommodation
  • another person moves into the home
  • you have children
  • the costs for the accommodation change.

We check to ensure that you are receiving the right compensation

We assume that you are careful when you apply for compensation and that you report if something changes. However, to ensure that you receive the right compensation, we sometimes check the information in your application before payment. When we pay a longer-term compensation, we also carry out some checks to see if the information in your application is still accurate.

If you discover that you have received too much compensation, you can report this on My pages (Mina sidor) or phone 0771-524 524.

If you are receiving too much money, you may be obligated to pay money back. If we suspect that you have intentionally provided the wrong information and therefore received compensation to which you are not entitled, we will investigate it as a benefit violation. That could lead to a police report.

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