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10 days upon adoption of child

The 10 days are the days that you as a parent can take out at the time of the adoption if the child is younger than age ten. They are intended to give you time to start getting to know your child. The compensation you receive when you take out your 10 days is called temporary parental benefit. If there are two parents involved, then you receive five days each. If you are a single parent, then you receive all of the days.

Can I receive compensation for the 10 days?

Yes, if you are insured in Sweden. You usually are if you live or work here.

If you are adopting as a single parent, a close relative can take out the 10 days.

How much money will I get?

With the “Kassakollen” function, you can quickly and easily see approximately how much you can receive for your 10 days. You receive approximately 80 per cent of your salary.

Kassakollen

When can I take out the days?

You can take out the days when you have taken the child into your care. The days can either be used when travelling to pick up the child or after you have brought the child home.

How do you apply for compensation for the 10 days?

1. Apply

Once you have begun working or seeking work again, log in to My pages (Mina sidor) to apply for money for the days you have been on leave.

Remember to apply no more than 90 days from the first day you were home with the child.

2. Disbursement

Compensation  for the 10 days is paid out on the 25th if you applied no later than the 10th.
If you apply after the 10th, your money will be paid out on the 25th of the next month.

  • If the disbursement date is a Saturday, your money will be paid out on Friday.
  • If the disbursement date is a Sunday, your money will be paid out on Monday.

If we need more information from you, it can take more time. We will contact you if so.

  • If the disbursement date is a Saturday, your money will be paid out on Friday.  
  • If the disbursement date is a Sunday, your money will be paid out on Monday.
  • Disbursement normally scheduled for 25 December will be paid out on 21 December 2018.
 

If you want to take out the days in a country that is not an EU/EEA country or Switzerland

If you want to take out the 10 days in a country that is not an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, contact us before you leave for your trip for consent for compensation upon stay abroad. The consent can be in writing or oral. You obtain a written message by applying on My pages (Mina sidor).

If you are unable to use My pages (Mina sidor), you can apply using the form.

7430 Begäran om medgivande att behålla eller få ersättning vid vistelse utanför EU, EES eller Schweiz

If you want to take out the days in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you do not need consent.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, you always get compensation for 10 days per child. You get 20 days upon adoption of twins, 30 days upon adoption of triplets, and so on.

Yes, if you should have worked or receive unemployment benefits for Saturday and Sunday, you can also receive compensation for Saturdays and Sundays.

Yes, this is fine. You can take out compensation for 25, 50 or 75 per cent of your regular working hours. So you can take out 20 half days instead of 10 whole days. You can also take out 1/8 days, which corresponds to 12.5% of the normal working hours.

No, you cannot use this to apply since it requires login with personal identity number. Call Försäkringskassan so we can send a form to you by post.  Bear in mind that Försäkringskassan must receive your application within no more than 90 days from the first day you were home with the child.