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Om du har mist ett barn

Here you can read about what forms of compensation you could receive if your child has died. There are different benefits/allowances depending on whether the child died during childbirth or later in life.

Försäkringskassan has a special unit that helps parents who have lost a child. If your child has a personal identity number, an administrator from the unit will contact you. If your child does not have personal identity number, a social worker from the hospital will usually contact the unit.  If you would like to contact the unit yourself, you can do this by calling the Försäkringskassan Customer Centre at 0771-524 524. Say “temporary parental benefit” into the IVR system.

If you lost a child during childbirth

If your child died during childbirth, the mother can receive parental benefit for 29 days from the delivery date. Once the 29 days have been used, you can receive 10 days of temporary parental benefit.

As the partner of the child’s mother, you can take 10 days within 60 days of the delivery date. You can then take an additional 10 days within 90 days of the delivery date. The compensation you get is called temporary parental benefit.

Försäkringskassan’s unit will help you register and apply for the compensation. The amount you receive depends on your income.

If you lost a child under the age of 18

You can take 10 days of temporary parental benefit. You can take temporary parental benefit within 90 days from the day after the date your child died.

Försäkringskassan’s unit will help you register and apply for the compensation. The amount you receive depends on your income.

Sickness benefit

If you feel so ill that you cannot work, you may be entitled to sickness benefit.

Sick

Employer’s agreement for paid leave

Some employers have collective agreements that can provide the opportunity for paid leave. Contact your employer to learn what applies in your particular case.