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Occupational injury sickness benefit

If you have an occupational injury, you can receive an occupational injury benefit. This applies if you are studying, need to refrain from work for preventative purposes or do not have a work permit or residence permit. This also applies if you are no longer insured for sickness benefit, but the occupational injury is due to previous work in Sweden.

Can I receive occupational injury sickness benefit?

 

You can receive occupational injury sickness benefit if you meet the following conditions:

  • You are injured or become ill when you perform work-like tasks in connection with an education, a labour market policy programme or a work-oriented rehabilitation.
  • You are still injured or sick 180 days after you were injured.
  • You are not able to participate fully in the training due to the injury or illness. You must be away at least 25 percent of your regular training time in order to receive work sickness benefit.

 

You can receive occupational injury sickness benefit if you work in Sweden but need to refrain from working by at least 25 percent because of the injury or illness.

 

You can receive occupational injury sickness benefit if you meet the following conditions:

  • You have refrained from working completely or partly because Försäkringskassan has asked you to refrain, or because you have agreed with us to do so.
  • You are away at least 25 percent of your regular working hours.
  • You cannot get any other work from your employer while you refrain from working, and the employer does not reimburse you for the income you lose.

 

You can receive occupational injury sickness benefit if you have previously worked in Sweden, but are no longer insured for sickness benefit. Your occupational injury should then be due to the work you previously had in Sweden.

How do I apply?

1. Send a letter to Försäkringskassan

In the letter, you must explain:

  • That you are applying for occupational injury sickness benefit.
  • That you have a low income, are studying or have refrained from working because you have been asked to do so.
  • What injury or illness you consider to be an occupational injury and which prevents you from working.
  • In what work, during which studies or in what labour market policy programme you were injured and what you did when the damage occurred.

If you are asked to refrain from working completely or partly, you will also need to explain:

  • What injury or illness your work might cause or make worse.
  • if you need to refrain from working completely or partly or if you can instead work with something else, but at a lower salary.

Include your name and personal ID number on the letter.

2. You will receive a confirmation letter

When the application is received, you will receive a letter stating that we have received your application.

3. An administrator will contact you

An administrator will contact you when the investigation has been started.

4. You will receive a decision

Our aim is for you to receive a decision within three months from the date the investigation began. At present, we have long processing times. This means that it could take longer.

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