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Parental benefit before the child is born

Parental benefit is money you receive when you take care of your child instead of working, seeking work or studying. You can receive parental benefit before the child is born in order to prepare for your child's arrival.

Can I receive parental benefit before the child is born?

If you are pregnant, you can begin receiving parental benefit 60 days before your estimated due date.

Both parents can be on leave with parental benefit to participate in antenatal classes before the child is born. This also applies to prenatal care visits during the 60 day period before the estimated due date and up until the date of delivery.

You can receive parental benefit if you or your partner is expecting a child and you are insured in Sweden. You are normally insured in Sweden if you live or work here.

How do I register and apply for parental benefit before the child is born?

You must first register that you will be on leave and then apply for the benefit.

1. Register

  1. Send in your pregnancy certificate
    It serves as your registration and you can apply for parental benefits in the next step. Send the certificate to Försäkringskassans inläsningscentral 839 88 Östersund.
  2. Register your income
    To be able to calculate your parental benefits, we need information about your income. Ask your employer to submit your income information via the Employer Service. Your employer must use code “5033”. Our Expecting Children Guide contains more information and advice about this step. The guide also contains information about what you should do if you do not have an employer.
  3. Approve the information
    Then log in to My pages (Mina sidor) and approve the information your employer provided.

If your employer is not connected to the Employer Service or if you cannot use My pages (Mina sidor), you can instead call our Customer Centre at 0771-524 524 and request a form to fill in.


You can register whenever you want, but not later than the same day for which you want compensation. Report by calling the Customer Centre at 0771-524 524.

2. Apply on My pages (Mina sidor)

Log in to My pages (Mina sidor) to plan your days and apply for parental benefit

3. Disbursement

If your application is complete, the money is disbursed within 30 days. Otherwise, we will contact you within one week. The money will arrive on the 25th of every month.

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 1 bank day before the money arrives.

Special disbursement dates

Special disbursement dates and processing times

If you want to change your application

You can change an application submitted on My pages (Mina sidor) as long as the money has not been paid out. If you make your change no later than the 15th of the month, you will receive the right amount at the next disbursement.

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