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I've lived here for a while but worked abroad until now, what to do now?

Originally I am from Hungary but after two years living in Belgium I moved to Sweden with my family in May 2017. My wife got a job here, but I was working all the time in Hungary for a hungarian company. I've never worked here in Sweden before. I have a 3 year old son and our next baby will be born in March 2019. Now my hungarian job contract is terminated, I've been unemployed since December 1st, 2018. I am planning to find a new job here in January, I will be an active job seeker starting January 6th, 2019.
I would like to know what are my duties regarding Försäkringskassan and what what benefits can I get in this period, in December and after January 6th as an active jobseeker. Actually my son is sick now and he is at home with me, am I entitled to get any benefit for these days?

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  • Hello,

    Here, you can find out what applies to individuals who are moving to Sweden.

    The first time when you need a benefit from Försäkringskassan pls. fill in the application form for registration, "5456 Registration Information" which you can find in our website and send it to us so a case officer can make an assessment in your particular case. You should have a Swedish personal number or coordination number. It is important that you request a benefit while you fill out the form (in the other information field).

    At the end of the form, you can find what type of additional documents, you might need to send to Försäkringskassan.

    You can find more information concerning the benefit for taking care of sick child (VAB) here. One of the requirements is that you stay home from work or refrain from receiving unemployment benefit to take care of a sick child.

    Concerning the questions related to unemployment, you should contact Arbetsförmedlingen (Swedish Public Employment Service).

    We have limited abilities to answer questions on our forum relating to individual cases. We therefore ask you to call us on 0771-524 524 if you have more questions, so that we can help you and answer your questions.

    Our telephone lines are open the following hours:
    Monday - Friday 08.00 am -16.00 pm

    Best regards,


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