Calculation of parental leave

Q1) i've read information that 480day will be provided for parental leave.
then when i calculate 480days, should i calculate including Saturday and Sunday as well?

Q2) i'm now live in korea with my son who is born in 2013 Jan in Korea.
we will move to SWE from Apr and my work permit will start from May.6
then for my first son, how many days for parental leave can i get for him?
would it be still 480 days?

Comments

  • Hello,
    Thank you for your question.

    Yes, you can include the Saturdays and Sundays. However, kindly observe that there are special rules for taking out parental benefits for the weekends. Please read the frequently asked question number 3.

    The total number of the days that you might get depends on the age of your child when he/she become a resident of Sweden.

    If the child becomes a resident of Sweden before they turn 1 year of age, you receive 480 days of parental benefit.

    If the child is age 1 or older when they become a resident of Sweden, a maximum of 200 days of parental benefit are paid out for the child. If the child is age 2 or older when they become a resident of Sweden, a maximum of 100 days of parental benefit are paid out for the child.

    So, with the information given, it seems like you might get 100 days in total for your child who was born in 2013.

    Other rules apply if you move to Sweden from another EU/EEA country or Switzerland. Call the Customer Centre at 0771-524 524 to find out what applies to you.

    Best regards,
    Özge Administrative officer
  • Thanks for good and detailed answer. i'm clear now.
    but i have additional question.
    we are waiting for second baby and his due date is 25th Aug.
    once second baby come out, wife will take parental leave from second children.
    my question is that, can i use parental leval for first son at the same time with my wife?
    NK Kim
  • Hello,

    Thank you for your post. It possible for one parent to take parental benefit for one child when the other parent is taking care of second child.

    Best regards,


    Gobdine Administrative officer
  • Thansk for information for fast reply. it's really good 😀
    1.then could you please explain how much i can get per day for parental leave for first son(100days since he was born in 2013)?

    2.My wife will be an employee of sweden company from 6th May. then she plans to use parental levave from July. then can she get allowance based on income or sickness level?
    NK Kim
  • Hello,

    Thank you for your post!

    Parental benefit has three different compensation levels. One level is based on the size of your income, while the other two levels pay you a fixed amount per day.

    The parent applying for parental benefit would need to have a right to a yearly income (SGI) to be able to be paid based on that yearly income. One has a right to SGI if they are employed for at least 6 months or the employed can be considered to be ongoing for at least 6 months. Parental benefit that is based on your income is called parental benefit at sickness benefit level (sjukpenningnivå).

    To receive parental benefit at sickness benefit level, you must have had an annual income for at least 240 consecutive days before the child was born. You do not need to have worked at the same workplace or had the same income the entire time, but rather it is the number of days with income that is important.

    If you have worked fewer than 240 consecutive days before the child is born, you receive SEK 250 per day at sickness benefit level for the first 180 days that are taken out for the child. Compensation for the minimum level (lägstanivå) is SEK 180 per day.

    Since it is a public forum, it is difficult for us to answer to questions regarding specific cases. We therefore recommend that you call our Customer Service so that we can check your case. More information about how you can apply for parental benefit is available here in English.

    Best regards,
    Hazan
  • Hi again
    i want to have more information for about below comment.

    "To receive parental benefit at sickness benefit level, you must have had an annual income for at least 240 consecutive days before the child was born"

    here is my case....
    i started work from May sweden and will have second baby in Aug. but i plan to start parental leave from 2020 Feb. meaning that i have worked 9 month before starting parental leave. in that case, can i get compentation based on my income? or will it be 250sek/day?
    NK Kim
  • Hello!

    Thank you for your post.

    As explained in the previous post, in order for one to be able to receive parental benefit at sickness benefit level, one must have had an annual income for at least 240 consecutive days before the child was born.

    Since it is a public forum, it is difficult for us to answer to questions regarding specific cases. We therefore recommend that you call our Customer Service so that we can check your case. More information about how you can apply for parental benefit is available here in English.

    You can call on 0771 524524 and press 8 to get connected to the English line.

    Our telephone lines are open the following hours:

    Monday – Friday 8.00am — 4.00 pm

    Best regards,




    Helen Administrative officer
  • i tried to call Customer Service several times but failed to reach.
    i was number 3 in waiting and finally 1 in queue then i was told that " you will get answer soon " for 30 min. so i hang up phone.
    what should i do to connect customer service center?
    could you please call me back? if possible, i'll let you know number.
    NK Kim
  • Hello,

    Thank you for your post. This can be due to technical or electric power cut so we recommend you to try again other days because such problems doesn't happen so often. Since this forum is only for general english questions we can not call you back. We hope that it works for you when you try again.

    You can call on 0771 524 524 (for english press 8)

    Our telephone lines are open the following hours:

    Monday – Friday 8.00am — 4.00 pm


    Best regards,



    Adem Administrative officer

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