If you are a job seeker and are participating in a programme through the Public Employment Service, you may be eligible for compensation from Försäkringskassan. Here, you can read about how much money you can receive and how to apply.
What are the Public Employment Service’s programmes?
The Public Employment Service’s programmes are
- job and development programme
- job guarantee for young people
- labour market training
- work experience
- support to start up a business
- preparation activities
- project with labour market focus
- introduction programme.
The Public Employment Service is responsible for helping you find a spot in a programme. Once you have the spot, you apply for compensation from Försäkringskassan, which is responsible for paying out the money.
Are you participating in the Public Employment Service’s introduction programme?
If you were recently granted a residence permit and are participating in the Public Employment Service’s introduction programme, you can receive introduction benefit and possibly even introduction benefit for housing or supplementary introduction benefit. You can find relevant information on the page for the introduction programme.
Information for introduction programme participants
How much money will I get?
When you participate in a programme, you receive a specific amount per day for maximum five days a week. You receive money for each day you participate in your programme. You can also receive money if you are absent for certain reasons, like if you are sick and reported your sickness to the Public Employment Service on the first day or you are caring for a sick child. If you are absent without an approved reason, you will not receive money for that day. You can read more about accepted reasons under Frequently asked questions.
Part-time, salary and other forms of compensation can affect how much money you receive
If you are participating in a programme part-time, we reduce your compensation so it corresponds to the scope of your programme. If you are participating in a programme 50%, you receive half as much money as if you were going full time.
If you are receiving salary from work, parental benefit, rehabilitation benefit, sickness compensation, activity compensation old age pension or occupational pension while participating in your programme, that money is deducted from the money you receive for participating in the programme. This also applies to other employment benefits you receive from an employer.
If you are a student receiving financial aid or study start aid from CSN while participating in your programme, you will not receive full compensation.
The amount you receive per day depends on factors like your age. Under the headings below, you can see how much money you can receive while participating in a programme full time and without any reduction due to salary, other forms of compensation, or absence.
If you meet the requirements for unemployment benefits, the amount is the same as your daily benefit from the unemployment insurance fund.
If you do not fulfil the requirements for unemployment benefits you will receive SEK 223 per day. If you are participating in the job and development programme, you can receive SEK 223 in compensation for a total of 450 days.
The compensation you receive is called activity grant and is taxable. This means that Försäkringskassan will deduct tax before disbursing your money.
If you meet the requirements for unemployment benefits, you compensation per day is
- 80% of the daily earnings on which your unemployment benefits are based for the first 100 days
- 70% of your daily earnings the subsequent 100 days
- 65% of your daily earnings after this.
Your unemployment insurance fund will have notified you about the amounts. The compensation you receive is called activity grant and is taxable. This means that Försäkringskassan will deduct tax before disbursing your money.
You receive SEK 142 per day if one of the following applies to you
- you completed upper-secondary school
- you are participating in a folk high school programme for study-related purposes
- you have entered into an education contract.
Otherwise, you will receive SEK 48 per day.
The compensation you receive is called development allowance. The development allowance is tax-free. You will receive the entire amount.
How do I apply for compensation?
1. You are registered in a programme.
The Public Employment Service gives you a spot in a labour market programme.
2. Apply each month
If you are applying for days you participated in a programme in 2017
Submit your declaration as usual via My pages (Mina sidor). In January, you can only submit the declaration for December. The new e-service you can use to apply for compensation for days in January opens on 1 February.
Lämna försäkran för aktivitetsstöd eller utvecklingsersättning (inloggning)
Once you have logged in to My pages (Mina sidor), an administrator can give you personal assistance in filling out your application through a personal web meeting, where you can chat with an administrator.
If you are applying for days you participated in a programme in January 2018
Beginning in 2018, you apply for compensation per calendar month after the month ends. Thus, you can apply for January beginning from 1 February. Just like before, you will be able to apply by logging in to My pages (Mina sidor).
If you applied no later than the 7th of the month and your application is complete, you will receive your money on the 26th of the same month. We will contact you if we need more information for your application or must investigate something. You can see all of your disbursements by logging in to My pages (Mina sidor).
If the 26th is a Saturday, you will receive the money on Friday.
If the 26th is a Sunday, you will receive the money on Monday.
If the 26th is a public holiday, you will receive the money on the next day.
Disbursement normally scheduled for 24, 25 and 26 December will be paid out on 21 December 2018.