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Can I apply for parental benefit for Saturday and Sunday?

I wold like to ask a question about föräldrapenning. Me and my sambo was both calling to försäkringskassa yesterday and got little different information.
Our question was: Is it possible for dad(who works from monday to fryday) take out föräldrapenning on sjukpenningnivå on satrurday and sunday if mother is taking out the same benefit on same nivå on the weekdays.
One of the customer service said that it is possible and other said that it is possible only if the previous or next day(fryday or monday) is also taked out by dad.

Could You please write us which answer is correct!:)



  • Hello,

    both answers are correct depending on the situation.

    When mother is taking parental leave for a child from Monday to Friday, the father can take parental leave for the same child during the weekend (Saturday, Sunday) only if he is receiving Sjukpenningnivå days (s-day) on a basic level (250kr per day before tax).

    It is possible for a parent to receive a basic payment for S-days even when he or she is employed, if those days are within first 180 days taken for a child and if that parent does not fulfill the condition of being employed for 240 days before the child has been born.

    The other situation is when the father is receiving Sjukpenningnivå days (s-day) based on his current income, then the father cannot apply only for Saturday and Sunday and instead must also apply for at least one day that is directly before or after the weekend. That means he would have to apply for Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Monday.

    More information about how you can apply for parental benefit is available here in English.

    Best regards,

    Natalia Specialist
  • Hello,
    does the "Fridays" or "Mondays" needs to be full days or they can be for example - 20% of the day?
  • Hello,
    Thank you for your post. Well, to start with, you can’t take 20% of the day on parental benefit. There is only 5 options when taking parental benefit: full compensation (100 per cent), three-quarter compensation (75 per cent), and one-half compensation (50 per cent), one-quarter compensation (25 per cent) or one-eighth compensation (12.5 per cent).
    If you are going to combine weekends with a Friday or a Monday then they have be the same extent as the Friday or the Monday.
    This means, for example, that you would to take a Friday on one-quarter compensation (25 per cent) then the weekends have to be on same extent: (25 per cent).

    Best regards,
  • Hello,
    I work from Monday to Friday and do not work on Saturday and Sunday. Can I apply parental benefits for Saturday and Sunday. Also do I need to apply leaves with my employer for weekend
  • Hello!

    Thank you for your post.

    It depends on which type of sickness benefit level you are eligible for.

    If you have the level on the basic level, which is 250kr per day (before tax), then you can apply parental benefits on the weekends.

    However, if your sickness benefit level is based upon your SGI, that is, your income, then you cannot apply for parental benefit on the weekends.

    For more information please call our customer service by dialing 0771 524 524 and press 8 to get connected to the English line.

    Best Regards
    Helen Administrative officer
  • Hi,
    to be sure I will also call your office...
    Anyway, I worked till January the 16th. After, I obtained the a kassa. On March the 8th, I will start a 100% FTE course so I will not have the a kassa anymore (as full time student). I have a 14 months baby and I never used my parental leave days. Can I be in parental leave on Saturdays and Sundays?
    Thanks for your help and time.
  • Hello Lorenzo,

    Thank you for your post! We might need more information on your situation before we reply to your question. However, this is a public forum where we reply only to general questions in English.

    Therefore, we advice you to contact our customer center by calling to
    0771 524 524 (For English press 8) to get reply to your specific question.

    Our telephone lines are open the following hours:

    Monday – Friday 8.00 am — 4.00 pm

    Best regards,
    Adem Administrative officer
  • Hello .
    I worked monday to friday .and in summer can I applied for 1 weeks perental leaves I mean with monday to Sunday? I am talking about sjukpenning.
  • Hello Tahamina,

    If you usually work from Monday to Friday, you can apply for parental benefit for the weekends if you also apply for a day directly before or after the weekend, thus Friday or Monday.

    Best regards,

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