Can I get compensated for the first qualifying sick day if I am sick often?
Missed Work for Testing and Now Have a Diagnosis (Original title)
Hello, I am a teacher who has lived in Sweden for 3 years with my Swedish fiance. I am very new to this system and he has not had to use it so he cannot help. I have missed many days in the last few months because we have been working to diagnose an illness. I now have an official diagnosis. 3 of these days were full days for testing this month and because they were not consecutive days (because you have to wait for results and then get sent to a new test) then I lost pay for all three of those days because they were seen as regular qualifying sick days. But I'm not technically missing for general sickness, I am missing for registered doctors testing. After the testing, I underwent a biopsy surgery and missed work and was sjukskrivan for 10 days. As a result of this surgery, I now have a diagnosis and will continue to miss more days for new tests, doctor appointments, and eventually a new surgery- all of which will not be consecutive days because you need to wait for appointment times. I have lost 4800kr so far for all of this and I am still not done. Is there anything I can do to stop having to pay for the first qualifying day? Is there anyway to get money back for the 3 days I have paid so far as qualifying days? I have a doctor note saying that I missed those days for testing and was unable to work. I read something about high-risk protection and preventative care protection- do any of these apply to me? Please let me know what I can do as on top of paying for the appointments in the beginning (now I am on the frikort) and losing a fourth of my paycheck for this month, I am not only worried about my diagnosis, but now my finances. Please help me in any way that you can! Thank you so much!