Maintenance support when the child does not live with you
Maintenance support is paid for a child when the parents do not have enough money to pay child support or where there is little chance of the parents reaching an agreement about child support.
If you do not pay child support for your child or if you cannot afford to pay, your child may be eligible to receive maintenance support from Försäkringskassan. This is paid out to the other parent. You are then obliged to pay back all or part of this amount to Försäkringskassan.
How much do I have to pay?
It depends on your taxed income and how many children you are obliged to pay child support for. The amount will never exceed the amount that Försäkringskassan paid out to your child.
Call the Customer Centre at 0771-524 524 to learn what applies in your situation.
What should I do?
Around the 25th of each month, you will receive a giro in-payment form. You must pay the money by the end of the month. You can also pay via direct debit (autogiro).
When you have paid in to Försäkringskassan on time for 6 months
When you have paid the right amount to Försäkringskassan on time for at least six consecutive months, you and the other parent will receive a letter from Försäkringskassan indicating that we will no long pay out maintenance support to the other parent. This is because there is no reason for Försäkringskassan to serve as an intermediary for payments. You can instead pay the money directly to the other parent.
You must therefore work together to reach an agreement on the amount. Use the “Calculate child support” (Beräkna underhållsbidrag) tool for a suggested amount for child support and an agreement template. You can use the calculation and agreement template to create a valid agreement on child support.
What do we do if we cannot reach an agreement?
If you cannot reach an agreement on child support yourself, you can ask Försäkringskassan for help. Book a personal web meeting with an administrator for help calculating child support and writing an agreement.
The municipality also offers free cooperation discussions to help resolve issues related to custody, access (visitation), residence and support of the child. There, you receive help in finding common solutions for the child's best interest without having to go to court. Contact your municipality.
If you have had cooperation discussions and Försäkringskassan has helped you calculate child support but you still cannot agree on issues relating to the child, you can take the matter to the district court. Contact a legal representative to find out what you should do.