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Parental benefit - EU citizens

Hi,

I've just arrived to Sweden. I have my personal number, but I don't have a job yet. For Parental Benefit do I need a valid residence permit even if I am an EU citizen? Or is it enough the personal number?
Thank you very much!

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  • Hello!

    To be able to receive payment for parental benefits one has to be registered in Försäkringskassan.

    If you are EU citizen that have lived or worked in an EU country before moving to Sweden, you need to provide a certificate showing that you are no longer covered by that country's social insurance. That certificate has to be send together with registration application.

    To be able to process your registration case, there has to also be a reason for you to be registered. Because of that it is best that you send your application for parental benefits at the same time when you send the registration application.

    The registration application is available in English here. If you would like to know more about parental benefits, the information in English is available here.

    Best regards,

    Natalia Administrative officer
  • Thank you very much, Natalia!

    Anna
  • Hello,
    My family lives in Sweden. My husband is registered in Försäkringskassan. We have 3 childrens: 6, 4 and 2 year. I receive payment of parental benifits from my nativ country (EU). I receive payment for my 2 year old chaild. Can my husband receive payment of parental benifits from Sweden for 6 and 4 year old childrens? Can he receive for both childrens the same time?
    I.S
  • Hello!

    A parent can receive payments of parental benefit from Sweden for only one child at the time no matter how many children he or she is taking care of.

    If the other parent is not covered by social insurance in Sweden, then we would most likely ask for a certificate from the other EU country showing that parents have or have not taken parental benefits from other countries than Sweden. If the parental benefit days have been claimed from other countries for the children that are 4 and 6 years old, then that number of days might be deducted from the days available in Sweden.

    Please remember that there are other rules regarding in what way one can apply for parental benefit from Sweden. More information is available here.

    Best regards,
    Natalia Administrative officer
  • Hello,

    I have taken parental benefits from my country for the children that ar 4 and 6 year as well. But my husbin no. Does this mean that my husbin can not receive parental benefits from Sweden?
    I.S
  • Hello!

    In Sweden parents can apply for 480 days of parental benefit for each child. If both parents are socially insured in Sweden, those days are divided equally between them. In case when only one parent is insured in Sweden then all the days are available to that parent.

    However, before we can make any payment of the parental benefit, we must receive a certificate informing if the other parent has received parental benefit from other country or not. If the other parent has received parental benefit, those days will be deducted from the days available in Sweden. This means that:

    If you are not registered in Sweden and only your husband is then all the 480 days for each child could be available for him. Before we make a payment, you send us a certificate showing that for example your husband has not taken any parental benefit days for the child that is 4 years old and another certificate showing that you have taken 200 days from another EU country for that child. Then we deduct those 200 days from 480 days available in Sweden and your husband could have right to the 280 days that would be left. The same rule applies to the other child that is 6 years old.

    Best regards,
    Natalia Administrative officer
  • Hi,
    Have these rules changed after July 2017?
    Thanks
    Marin
  • Hi;

    The rules for parental benefit changed in July 2017 to reduce the number of parental benefit days that parents can take if they move to Sweden after the child's first birthday. If the child moves to Sweden after his/her first birthday the number of days of parental benefit is reduced to 200, and if the child moves here after the second birthday then the number of days is just 100.

    Be aware that this does not apply to families that move to Sweden from another EU/EEA country, families that move here before the child turns one, or to adopted children. If you want to know more about your specific case you can call us on 0771-524 524.

    Best regards;
    Daniel
  • Hi!
    With july 2017 new parental benefit rule for new immigrants, will the reduced 200 or 100 days (for 1 or 2 year old children) be at sickness benefit level completely? And how many days of this 200 or 100 days will be reserved for one parent?
    Mehedi Hasan
  • Hello,
    Thank you for your post.

    If the parents have 200 days (100 days each) depending on their situation and are entitled to parental benefit on sickness benefit level, then one of the parents can transfer 40 days to the other parent. That means 60 days are reserved to each parent. However if the parents are entitled to parental benefit on ground level then it is possible to transfer all the days to the other parent.
    If the parents have 100 days (50 days each) then it is not possible to transfer days on sickness benefit level. However if the parents are entitled to parental benefit on ground level then it is possible to transfer all the days to the other parent.

    Best regards
    Mathiewos
  • Hi,
    I have recently moved to Sweden and also became a Swedish resident, as my husband is Swedish, and our son was registered at birth as a Swedish citizinship. We moved to Sweden in June 2017 and are now both working full time. Although i  a European citizen we moved to Sweden from a non European country.
    I have registered with this department but am told it will take at least 6 months which seems like a long waiting time considering that I have become a resident.

    Am I entitled to parental leave or reduced hours at work? if so, at what rate?
    Nektaria Varthali
  • Hello,

    The registration case may take several months. You can apply for parental benefit now but you will get the decision when you have been registered at Försäkringskassan. How much parental benefit you receive is based on your income except the minimum level days. You can read more about parental benefit here.

    On the public forum, we can only answer on general questions but if you need more information about your specific case you can call us on 0771-524 524 press 8 for English.

    Best regards
    Mathiewos
  • Hi! Just want to ask if my partner can take his parental benefit even if the child is born outside sweden? He is an EU citizen and currently insured in sweden.
    Jen

  • Hello!

    Your partner may have the right for parental benefit from Sweden, if he or she is socially insured in Sweden. One can be socially insured in Sweden if they or work in Sweden.  This applies even if your child was born in another EU/EEA country.

    If one or both of you had taken out parental benefit from other country, the used days will be counted off. However, we will look more into this once we receive the application.

    Best regards,
    Abdirashid
  • How early can he take his parental benefit? Im about to give birth on 20th September, can he take as early as 2 weeks before baby arrival? And what are the documents needed for application for his parental benefit?
    Jen
  • Hi;

    The father of the child cannot apply for parental benefit for days before the birth of the child. You can find more information about the rules, as well as the application process, on this page.

    Best regards;
    Daniel

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