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What is needed to be able to apply for child allowance?

Child allowance, EU health insurance card, etc. questions (original title)

I've moved to Sweden from Bulgaria on 1st of July 2016 together with my wife and my 10 years old daughter.
I'm working on a permanent contract ever since then. We've registered with Skatterverket and have our Swedish personal numbers.
When applying for them we're told that we need to have a document from Bulgarian authorities which certifies that we no longer have health/social insurance there and without it we can't get child allowance for our kid neither EU health insurance cards in Sweden.
I've finally managed to get my form E104 from Bulgarian NHIF and I would now like to apply for child allowance (my half of course) and EU health insurance card.
Unfortunately I can't find how to do it online and the phone menus on your contact phones are only in Swedish. Do I also have to upload other documents - employment contract, income, working hours, etc.?
Could you please help me with this?

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  • Hello!

    There is no specific application for child allowance (barnbidrag). When both parents are registered with Försäkringskassan, then we will start the case for child allowance automatically. After receiving Swedish personal number from Skatteverket, you are not automatically registered in Försäkringskassan. To be registered one has to send us a registration application 5456. The application is available digitally or in paper form if a person does not have a Bank ID to fill it out online. Each parent of the child needs to fill out their own application. After they have been registered, the child will be automatically covered by insurance together with the parents.

    If you are employed, please send us also your employment contract and certificate E104 if you have it. The same applies to your wife. She will have to send her own form 5456 and certificate E104 from Bulgaria. If she is not employed, then no contract is needed of course.

    Please remember that if you want to apply for the EU card, you can write the request on the application 5456. If you forget to do it, you can always order EU card directly from our website but it will be possible only after the registration has been finalized.

    You do not need to upload documents about your income or working hours. It is not required during the registration. If you fill out the registration application 5456 digitally, through Mina Sidor, then you would have to send the rest of the documents (your employment contract and certificate E104) via post to the address:

    Försäkringskassans Inläsningscentral
    839 88 Östersund

    If you have more questions, you can always contact our Customer Centre for private individuals. To choose English, you can just say word English to the answering machine. If you do not say anything, you should be able to hear a message For English press 8.

    Best regards,
    Natalia Administrative officer
  • Hi Natalia!

    Thank you for your answer! I have two follow up questions:
    1. I have only found form 5456 in pdf format which I can't submit online. Where in My Pages I can locate the online version of the form?
    2.  Can I send a scanned copy of the documents required to a mail address of Försäkringskassan? In any case I'll not send you the original documents so it doesn't really make any difference.
    Boyan Kalinov
  • Hello,

    1. When you log in on My Pages, please scroll down and choose “Alla e-tjänster”, then click on “Övrigt” and choose the button “Lämna uppgifter för utredning av försäkringstillhörighet”

    2. Yes, you can send scanned documents to the following e-mail address:
    Do not forget to write the Swedish personal number on all the scanned documents.

    Best regards,
    Aleksandra Administrator
  • Hi,
    I am Spanish citizen and I moved to Sweden in August. My wife is from Belarus and we have a son who was born in Spain. Our son is 4 years old. All of us have personnummer. I am working in a company in Uppsala with permanent contract and my wife is not not working. I sent documents to försäkringskassan time ago. I can see on your website that you have my data. How can I apply to receive the child allowance? do I have the right?
    Jose - Luis
  • Hello Jose and Luis,

    In order to receive child allowance, first you both should be registered at Försäkringskassan. Since you have sent the documents we will process your registration case first in order to see if you are covered by the social insurance in Sweden and have rights to social benefits such as child allowance.

    There is no specific application for child allowance. Once your registration case is processed the case officer will see that you have a child and will send a message to the child allowance department to start the case automatically.

    Since it is a public forum and we need further details about your case, it is difficult to answer to your question. Please contact our Customer Centre for private individuals on the telephone number 0771-524 524 and press 8 for assistance in English. Alternative is that to book a call in Spanish here.

    Best regards,
  • Hello.
    I moved to Stockholm with my wife and 1-year-old son last autumn, and we already got personal number, registered at Försäkringskassan in last October. We also registered our bank accounts, but we have not received child allowance yet. How should we do?
  • Hi;

    Normally we start a child benefit case automatically once a parent and his/her child become registered with Försäkringskassan. Bear in mind that it can take around six months for you to become registered with us.

    If you have questions about your specific case you can call us on 0771-524 524 (option '8' for English).

    Best regards;
    Daniel Administrative officer
  • Hi,
     I am registered at the försäkringerkassan and now would like to register my wife and kid in order to avail barnbidrag and föräldprapenning.
    How long can it take to register my dependents given the fact that I am already registered?
  • Hello,
    Thank you for post.

    We might need to process the child’s registration in order to be able to continue with the child allowance (barnbidrag) and the application for parental benefit. We do not have specific / fixed processing time when it comes to registration but it might unfortunately take a long time.

    Best regards,
    Özge Administrative officer
  • Hi,

    Me and my family moved from EU country to Sweden in last year. I working in a company with permanent contract since March. Have two kids 6 and 8 years old. Everyone have swedish personal number and registered in Försåkningskassan. I also applyed for EU kort because I am travelling within europe due to my work. My question is how long does it take to receive the EU kort and when we can have some decision on the child allowance?
    Peter Kiss
  • Hello,
    Thank you for your question.

    Unfortunately the processing time for registration cases are very long at the moment. We do not have specific / fixed processing time when it comes to registration but it can take several months to get an EU-card and start receiving the child allowance.

    Best regards
    Özge Administrative officer

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