Parental Benefits

Hi! I have some questions regarding parental benefits. We are planning to move to Sweden, as my wife received a job offer. We are currently living in Switzerland and have two children, aged 5 and 2. For both of our kids, my wife was on parental leave in Switzerland for 14 weeks with each child.
As i am planning to stay home with the kids, after we would move to Sweden, I wonder a) how many days of parental leave would I be able to take, and b) how would be the amount per day calculated (I am currently working, swiss citizen).

As the information about EU/Swiss citizens is not clearly stated on the website, I am reaching out to you now.

Thank you for your Feedback on the issue.

Best Regards


  • Hello,
    Thank you for your post.

    You are eligible for parental benefit if you are insured in Sweden. 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 you or the other parent has received parental benefit from other country or not. If you or the other parent has received parental benefit, those days will be deducted from the days available in Sweden.

    For more information please follow this link

    For further questions regarding specific cases please call our Customer Service on telephone number 0771 524524 and press 8 to get connected to the English line.

    Our telephone lines are open the following hours:
    Monday – Friday 9.00am — 3.00 pm,

    Best regards,

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