Contact days are for parents of children covered by the Act regarding Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS). The days are intended to be used by the parents to gain knowledge about how to support their child. You can receive compensation for a maximum of 10 contact days per child and year.
Can I receive compensation for contact days?
You can receive compensation for contact days if you
- have a child up to the age of 16 who is covered by LSS
- have a sickness benefit qualifying income (SGI)
- refrain from working or cannot receive unemployment benefit
- are insured in Sweden.
When can I receive compensation for contact days?
You can utilise contact days when you must
- participate in parent education (e.g. courses arranged by a disability organisation)
- visit the child's preschool or school
- participate in an activity arranged by the school.
The child does not have to participate (e.g. in a school visit or courses) in order for you to receive compensation.
Both parents can receive compensation for the same child and time.
How much money will I get?
You receive the same compensation as when you are caring for a sick child (temporary parental benefit). It is slightly less than 80 per cent of your regular income. In the “Kassakollen” function, you can quickly and easily see how much money you can receive.
How do I apply for compensation for contact days?
You apply the same as when caring for a sick child. You then simply tick to indicate that you are applying for compensation for contact days.
Once you are back at work or begin to seek work again, you must apply for compensation.
If you apply no later than the 10th, the money will be paid out on the 25th of the same month.
If you apply after the 10th, your money will be paid out on the 25th of the next month.
If we need more information from you, this may affect the disbursement date. We will contact you if this is the case.