Tips when you are home with a sick child
Quite a few children get sick in the autumn. We want to take the opportunity to remind you of some things that are important to keep in mind when you need to stay home to care for a sick child (VAB).
Apply by the 10th in order to receive the money on the 25th
If you apply no later than the 10th, you will receive the money on the 25th of the same month. If we need more information from you, this may affect the disbursement date.
Apply for VAB in your mobile phone via My pages (Mina sidor)
Once your child has recovered, you can apply for compensation for the days you stayed home to care for them. Remember to apply no more than 90 days from the first day you were home with the child. Create a shortcut to My pages (Mina sidor) in your phone so you can reach us quickly and easily.
If the child is sick for more than one week
Beginning with the eighth day of sickness, you must send in a certificate from a doctor or nurse. The days for which you do not take compensation for care of a sick child, for example Saturdays and Sundays, also count as part of the sickness period.
Plan for work and care of a sick child
If you are two parents, try to do it in shifts. For example, care for the child half a day or a few hours each. Or take turns and care for the child every other day. In My pages (Mina sidor), you can share the vab calendar with each other and keep track of your time spent caring for a sick child.