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If you get sick

Here, you can learn what to do if you get sick during your studies.

What should I do if I become sick?

 

If you are a student and become so sick that you cannot study at all, you can keep your student aid. You will also be provided with the other security rules of the Swedish Board of Student Finance that apply to illness.

This is what you do:

1. Report your sickness

Submit a sickness report the first day of your illness.

Report your sickness (in Swedish) {"url":"/privatpers/tjanster/anmalsjp","login":false,"text":"Report your sickness (in Swedish)"}

2. Apply to keep your student aid during your illness

{"url":"/privatpers/login#?goto=%2Fprivatperson%2Fmina-sidor%2Falla-e-tjanster%2Fansok-om-sjukpenning","login":true,"text":"Apply for sickness benefit (in Swedish)"}

If you think you will be well again within a week, you can wait to apply until you have recovered. We can then process your case faster.

If you think you will be sick for more than a week, you can apply immediately.

If you cannot apply via My pages (Mina sidor), call the Customer Centre at 0771-524 524 to request a form. The form is not available for download via the website.

3. Send in a doctor's certificate

If you are sick for more than 14 days, you must send in a medical certificate with information about your illness or injury.

You can submit your medical certificate via Mina intyg on 1177 Vårdguiden.

Mina intyg, 1177 Vårdguiden (minaintyg.se)external link, opens in new window

If you have received a paper copy of your medical certificate, send the original to Försäkringskassans Inläsningscentral, 839 88 Östersund.

 

In some cases, you can keep your student aid if you are on half-time sick leave. This applies to:

  • if you are studying full-time
  • if you have a disease that entails a risk of one or more longer periods of illness.

You need to be able to show that you have such a disease. You can do this by submitting a medical opinion Special high-risk protection that your doctor has filled in.

Apply using the form.

7444 Apply for study aid during sick period — Education allowance (KPU) during sick period, sickness benefit for work in addition to studies (in Swedish)PDF

 

If you are both working and studying and get sick, you can both keep your student aid and receive sickness benefit. To be eligible for sickness benefit, you must earn at least SEK 11,300 per year. Read more about what applies to maintaining your student aid under If you are studying.

This is what you need to do to apply for sickness benefit:

1. Report your sickness

Submit a sickness report the first day of your illness.

Report your sickness (in Swedish) {"url":"/privatpers/tjanster/anmalsjp","login":false,"text":"Report your sickness (in Swedish)"}

2. Apply for sickness benefit

You apply on My pages (Mina sidor).

{"url":"/privatpers/login#?goto=%2Fprivatperson%2Fmina-sidor%2Falla-e-tjanster%2Fansok-om-sjukpenning","login":true,"text":"Apply for sickness benefit (in Swedish)"}

If you think you will be well again within a week, you can wait to apply. If you apply after you have recovered, we can process your case more quickly.

If you think you will be sick longer than a week, you can apply immediately.

If you cannot apply via My pages (Mina sidor), call the Customer Centre at 0771-524 524 to have a form sent to your home. You cannot download the form here on the web since it contains some pre-filled information.

3. Send in a doctor's certificate

If you are sick for more than 7 days, you must send in a doctor's certificate with information about your illness or injury. Most regions can issue electronic certificates. You can then submit your medical certificate via Mina intyg on 1177 Vårdguiden. This speeds up the process and then there is no need to send the certificate by post.

Mina intyg, 1177 Vårdguiden (minaintyg.se)external link, opens in new window

If you have received a paper copy of your medical certificate and if for some reason it has not been submitted to us electronically, send the original to Försäkringskassans Inläsningscentral, 839 88 Östersund.

Once you have applied for sickness benefit this way, the same rules apply for you as for an employed person receiving sickness benefit.

Sickness benefit

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