Log in to My pages (Mina sidor) to plan your parental benefits, see how many days you have remaining, and to see when you must use them so they are not lost due to the child’s age.
If your child was born before 1 January 2014
You can take out parental benefits up to and including the day the child has finished his or her first year in compulsory school. If your child turns 8 years old after the end of school, you can take out parental benefits up to and including the day the child turns 8.
If your child was born on 1 January 2014 or later
You can take out parental benefit up to and including the day the child turns 12 years old or when the child finishes form/grade 5 in compulsory school. But after the child has turned 4 years old, you can only save 96 days in total. If there are more than 96 days left for the child, the days disappear. The minimum level days disappear before the sickness benefit level days.
Example: If there are 110 days left for the child, of which 100 are sickness benefit level days and 10 are minimum level days, all of the minimum level days disappear – but only four of the sickness benefit level days.
If you have joint custody
For parents who have joint custody, there are also rules for how the days are divided between the parents. This is how it works if you have parental benefit days left when your child turns 4 years old:
If you have fewer than 96 days left between you, nothing happens. You keep your respective days.
If there are more than 96 days left for the child and all the days belong to the same parent, he or she keeps 96 days.
If you together have more than 96 days, the number of days is reduced for you both so that you together have 96 days left. The reduction is made so that you have the same share of days left that you had before the reduction. If one of you has one third of his or her days left before the reduction, he or she will also have one third left after the reduction.