Webbinnehållsvisning (JSR 286)

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Introduction benefit

 

Those who are new to Sweden may be eligible for introduction benefit. Introduction benefit is money people receive when they have an introduction plan at the Public Employment Service. Those who have children may also be eligible for supplementary introduction benefit. Those living alone may receive introduction benefit for housing.

Other allowances for those who receive introduction benefit

Those receiving introduction benefit may can also receive supplementary introduction benefit and introduction benefit for housing. Försäkringskassan makes decisions on granting supplementary introduction benefit and introduction benefit for housing.

Who can receive supplementary introduction benefit?

Those with children living at home may be entitled to supplementary introduction benefit. The amount of supplementary introduction benefit paid out depends on the number of children and the children's age. The applicant receives SEK 800 for each child younger than 11 and SEK 1,500 for each child who is 11 and older.

 Supplementary introduction benefit can be paid out for a maximum of three children. If the applicant has more than three children, the eldest children are counted, allowing a family a maximum of SEK 4,500 in supplementary introduction benefit per month.

If you are a single parent or if only one person in the household is entitled to introduction benefit, an application for introduction benefit is made using the form FK 6700 Application for supplementary introduction benefit One applicant. Spouses who live together and who are both entitled to introduction benefit and supplementary introduction benefit are to submit an application using the form 6701 Application for supplementary introduction benefit Two applicants.

If one applicant receives maintenance support, this may entail a reduction in the supplementary introduction benefit.
 

Who can receive introduction benefit for housing?

Those living alone in their own accommodation and who are registered in the Population Register can receive introduction benefit for housing. Own accommodation may refer to both a rental apartment and a dwelling that you own.

You can receive introduction benefit for housing even if you are subleasing, provided that the rental agreement is in writing and that the rent tribunal or tenant-owner's association has approved the rental. If you have a lodger or live together with someone, you are not entitled to introduction benefit for housing.

Introduction benefit for housing may be payable for the housing cost that exceeds SEK 1,800 per month. If you have a housing cost exceeding SEK 5,700 per month, you are not entitled to compensation for the excess of the cost. Introduction benefit for housing may be payable up to a maximum of SEK 3,900. Applications for introduction benefit for housing are made using the form FK 6703 Application for introduction benefit for housing.

Disbursement

Försäkringskassan disburses introduction benefit, supplementary introduction benefit and introduction benefit for housing once a month. The money is paid out retrospectively.