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Can I and my family members enjoy the medical care with the same fee of charge as Swedish citizens?

Hello, nice to know all of you. My name is Nelson as comes from Hong Kong. Let me introduce my situation. I will study master program in Chalmers University of Technology in the coming September for two years. My wife and my son will come along with me. My son is nearly three years old. I have check that we have to apply the residence permit and go to Skatteverket to register for social security number. I would like to ask whether we get the social security number which can let us enjoy of the Swedish medical care without paying the fee which is different from Swedish citizens or i and my family members also need to make registration under Försäkringskassan in order to enjoy the medical care as mentioned above. Please kindly advise, thank you very much.
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  • Hello Nelson,

    Thank you for your post!

    Please be advised that health insurance and social insurance are two separate systems in Sweden. Försäkringskassan is the agency that is responsible for the social insurance.

    Having a personal identification number (personnummer) means that, you are registered in Sweden as resident. By this registration (folkbokföring), you are covered by the health insurance in Sweden and entitled to medical care under the same terms as others who live in Sweden. This means that you pay the standard Swedish patient fee for medical care and the regular fee for dental care in the public healthcare system. If you have any questions concerning medical care and dental care in Sweden, please contact Landstinget (Region).

    In order to be eligible for dental care subsidy and high-cost protection, you need to be registered at Försäkringskassan. Before the registration is done, you might have to pay the whole cost yourself. You can find more information here.

    Best regards

    Hazan
  • Dear Hazan

    Thank you very much for your email. I fully understand the wealth fare system of Sweden under your clearly explanation. I would like to ask whether I and my family are eligible to register at Försäkringskassan so as we can be protected by higher social protection, such as children allowance. As I have one three years old son who comes along with me to Sweden. Since I have checked some information in your webpage and found non EU student in Sweden seems not to be eligible for registration under Försäkringskassan. If that is the case, my son can not be cared under children allowance schemes. Please kindly help to advise, thank you very much for your help.

    Best Regards
    Nelson
    Nelson LIU
  • Dear Hazan

    Thank you very much for your email. I fully understand the social security scheme under your clearly explanation. But I would like ask whether I and my family are eligible to register under Försäkringskassan because I find that in webpage to state all welfare programs under Försäkringskassan not applicable to non EU student. If that’s the case, my two years old son can not get the children allowance. Please kindly help to advise, thank you very much

    Best Regards
    Nelson
    Nelson LIU
  • Hello,

    Thank you for your question. If you are in need of benefits from Försäkringskassan, child allowance, parental allowance, EU card or dental services etc., you need to be registered at Försäkringskassan. To do that you should fill out an application FK 5456 (Information required to obtain social insurance cover) and send it to us with the relevant attachments. Required attachments are listed on the form in section 11.

    We need to first investigate if you will be covered by the social insurance in Sweden and have right to get benefits.
    You can find more information here.

    You can call on 0771 524 524 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
  • Dear Helen

    Thank. you very much for your reply. I have followed your guidance to check with the information provided through webpage whether I and my family are insured in Sweden which is the critical issue to determine if I and my family can register in Försäkringskassan in order to be protected by Swedish social insurance system.

    However, I find that there is a discrepancy on the definition of insured person issue. I check the definition of insured person in webpage which can divide into two type of insured. Försäkringskassan decides whether I and my family are insured in Sweden and are entitled to benefits. Some of benefits are based on residency and others on work. For my case, I study master degree in Chalmers University of Technology and my family will come along with me to stay in Sweden at least two years. Both of us are non EU citizens. Please kindly advise that we can be insured based on the residency in order to be protected under system Thank you very much.

    Since I also find the information in moving to Sweden section of webpage which state all non EU student without working who can not be insured in Sweden. So, I am confused on this issue. Please kindly help to advise, thank you very much, Helen

    Best Regards
    Nelson


    Nelson LIU
  • Hello,

    Thank for your questions.If the puspose of your stay in Sweden is to study you can usually not be insured in Sweden and can therefore not receive compensation from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. But if you work in Sweden while studying, or if you are employed as a doctoral student, you can be insured and receive compensation based on work, such as sickness benefit.
     Please be reminded that this platform is public and we have limited abilities to answer questions relating to individual cases.
     If you have further questions we suggest you to call us on 0046 771-524 524 and press 8 for assistance in english.

    Our telephone lines are open the following hours:
    Monday – Friday 8.00am — 4.00 pm

    Best regards,

    Gobdine Administrative officer
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