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Parental benefit for a working mother / child was born outside of EU

Hi,  i have been working in sweden from last may 2017 and my daughter was born in india dec 2014.i took my first parental leave in june question is when i apply for parental leave or S leaves will i be eligible for minimum foraldrpenning or i will be getting it based on my current parental leaves are more than 150.the current leaves will get expired once my daughter turns four this dec 2018.please help me understand what ids the eligibility for me in case of foraldrapenning?


  • Original title: "Non-eu Child Foraldrapenning for working mother in Sweden"

    Thank you for your post.

    To receive parental benefit at sickness benefit level (compensation that is based on your salary), you must have had an annual income in Sweden or another EU/EEA country of at least SEK 82,100 for at least 240 consecutive days before your child was born.

    If you do not fulfill this condition, then you receive SEK 250 per day at sickness benefit level for the first 180 days that are taken out for the child. Once the 180 days (you, the other parent or both of you together) have been taken, you can receive parental benefit based on your income.
    Since your child was born after 1 January 2014, you can take out parental benefit up to and including the day the child turns 12 years old or when the child finishes form/grade 5 in compulsory school. But, from the child’s 4th birthday, you and the other parent can only save 96 days in total. Here you find more information about parental leave.

    Please remember that the Swedish Social Insurance Agency has limited abilities to answer questions relating to individual cases on this forum. You can call our Customer Center for private individuals on the telephone number 0771-524 524 and press 8 for assistance in English in order to get further information about your situation.

    Best regards,
    Özge Administrative officer

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