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Disease carrier’s benefit for individuals with a limited company

Disease carrier allowance is money you can receive if you are unable to work because you have or are suspected of having an infectious disease.

Am I eligible for disease carrier allowance?

You can receive disease carrier allowance if you must refrain from working because you:

  • have or are suspected of having an infectious disease, but do not have a diminished work capacity
  • must visit the doctor to investigate whether you have an infectious disease
  • are infected with a disease considered a public health hazard
  • have an illness, infection, wound or other injury that means you may not handle food
  • are insured in Sweden. There are some exceptions to this rule.

Another requirement is that you:

  • lose work income.

How much do I get?

You receive approximately 80 per cent of the pre-tax salary you take from your limited company.

You can also receive a travel allowance for trips you must make in relation to medical examinations, health checks or treatments.

How do I apply?

1. Apply on My pages (Mina sidor)

2. Submit the doctor's certificate

Along with your application, you must submit a certificate indicating that you are not allowed to work or search for a job because you have or are suspected of having an infectious disease. The certificate will be provided by your doctor.

3. Disbursement

Normally it takes 30 days for us to process your application. It could take longer if we require more information. The disbursement is not paid on a fixed date. It is instead paid once we have completed the processing work.

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Frequently asked questions

The Communicable Diseases Act covers about 30 diseases, including:

  • salmonella
  • infectious jaundice, such as hepatitis A, B and C
  • tuberculosis

You can read more about the Communicable Disease Act on the 1177 Vårdguiden website

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You are insured in Sweden if you work here. There are some exceptions to this rule. You can work in another country and still be insured in Sweden. There are also situations in which you can work in Sweden but be insured in another country. Call the Customer Centre at 0771-524 524 to learn what applies if you:

  • work as a sailor
  • are assigned to work in another country by a Swedish employer or are assigned to work in Sweden by a foreign employer
  • are a diplomat
  • work in two or more countries
  • are a civil servant of an administration that belongs to Sweden but work in another country
  • work as part of a flight crew
  • are a contracted employee within the EU
  • have been granted an exemption to be covered by Swedish social insurance

If you have technical issues

If your e-identification does not work or if you have other technical issues, you can get help on our technical support pages, where you can even get the help of an administrator directly in a web meeting. You are then connected with the administrator, who can see your screen and help you. Web meetings are available during the Customer Centre’s opening hours.

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If you have a protected identity

If you or your child has a protected identity, you cannot use all of the e-services found on My pages (Mina sidor).

If you are living with a protected identity or have a child with a protected identity

If you must apply using a paper form

All forms that can be downloaded from the website can be found under Forms and certificates.

Forms and certificates