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Sickness benefit in special cases

Sickness benefit in special cases is compensation that you can receive if you have received activity compensation up to and including the month before you reached the age of 30 and have low or no sickness benefit qualifying income (SGI).

Can I receive sickness benefit in special cases?

You can receive sickness benefit in special cases if you

  • have protected your right to receive sickness benefit, for example by having gainful employment, being registered at the Swedish Public Employment Service or participating in a programme with the Swedish Public Employment Service and receiving activity support
  • are so ill that you are unable to apply for a job or take up a job. You must be ill for at least one quarter of the time that you would have otherwise been looking for a job or working
  • if you are insured in Sweden, which is usually the case if you live here.

In connection with your application, Försäkringskassan requires a medical certificate with information about your illness or injury.

How much do I receive?

You can receive a maximum of SEK 160 per day if you are unable to work at all (full sickness benefit). Sickness benefit can also be granted to a level of three quarters, one half or one quarter if you can work to a degree.

How do I apply?

Apply on Mina sidor (My Pages).

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You may be entitled to residential supplement

Residential supplement is a supplement to sickness benefit, sickness benefit in special cases, rehabilitation benefit and rehabilitation benefit in special cases that is paid monthly. It is there to make sure that anyone who no longer has activity compensation and housing allowance is able to have unchanged income protection. Residential supplement is paid out monthly in arrears.

You are eligible for residential supplement if you

  • have had activity compensation up to and including the month before you reached the age of 30
  • have protected your opportunity to receive residential supplement, for example by having gainful employment, being registered at the Swedish Public Employment Service or participating in a programme with the Swedish Public Employment Service and receiving activity support
  • are receiving sickness benefit, sickness benefit in special cases, rehabilitation allowance or rehabilitation allowance in special cases.

How much do I receive?

How much you receive depends on whether you are married or unmarried, how many children there are in the household and your allowance qualifying income. The residential supplement will be reduced if you receive housing allowance.

How do I apply?

Apply on Mina sidor (My Pages).

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