Parental leave

Dear Madam/Sir,

I live and work (100%) in Sweden as from 1/11/2014. My wife and son also registered in sweden in October 2015. We are EU citizens (Greece) but we all have Swedish personal numbers etc. My son was born in Switzerland in June 2014 (i.e., i was living in switzerland from 2006-2014). My wife still works in Switzerland and my son spends most of his time there too.
I have the following questions:
- Am i entitled to parental leave, although my son was not born in Sweden?
- If i am entitled to, I understood from the information in your website that I am entitled to 195+150=345 days of parental leave, however only 96 days of those can be taken after my son turns 4 (i.e., 249 days must be taken until he turns 4, which is until June 2018).
Moreover, I would only get the basic 250 SEK/day for the first 180 days (since i was not employed in Sweden for 8 months before the chold was born) and the 80% of my current income for the rest 165 days?
- Obviously, if I am entitled to and I start the parental leave in January or February 2018, I could only use perhaps 5 months (i.e., approx. 150 days). Are the rest 100 days lost or there is a way to "save" them too? Moreover, these 150 days from January to June 2018 would be compensated as being part of these first 180 days (with 250 SEK per day) or can i say that i resign from using those and i only use the 70 (250-180) where i get compensated with the 80% of my income?

Thank you in advance for your effort in clarifying these questions for me.
Stavros Papadokonstantakis Report inappropriate content

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  • Hello,

    You are normally socially insured in Sweden if you live and work in Sweden. You may also have the right to parental benefit even if your child was born outside Sweden. Generally, you have the right to a total of 480 days per child but this number is reduced if you or your partner have received days in another country. When you make an application for parental benefit we will look into this.

    Normally, 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 can only save 96 days in total. Parental benefit which is based on your income is called parental benefit at sickness benefit level. To receive parental benefit at sickness benefit level, 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 the estimated delivery date.

    If you do not fulfill this condition, then you can receive SEK 250 per day at sickness benefit level. After you, the other parent or both of you together have taken out 180 parental benefit days, you can receive parental benefit based on your current income. Thereafter, you can receive the compensation on the basis of you income (approximately 80% of your sickness qualified income).

    Please remember that the Swedish Social Insurance Agency has limited abilities to answer questions relating to individual cases on this forum. We therefore ask you to contact our customer center at the telephone number 0771 524524 and press 8 to get connected to the English line.

    Our telephone lines are open the following hours:

    Monday – Friday 8.00am — 4.00 pm.

    For more information please visit here

    Best regards,
    Abdirashid
  • Thank you for the prompt reply.

    Just to clarify one thing. You write:
    To receive parental benefit at sickness benefit level, 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 the estimated delivery date.

    So this means the  condition is that i was employed 240 consecutive days (e.g., in Switzerland where i was working aplies as an eEA country) before the estimated delivery date. By delivery date you mean the date the child was born or the date the parental benefit must be paid?


    Stavros Papadokonstantakis
  • Hello!

    Yes, the delivery date means the date the child was born. There is also a possibility to receive parental benefit at sickness benefit level if you have had sickness qualified income in EU/EEA country or Switzerland. However, we will look into this further once we receive your application. This regards the first 180 days parental benefit at sickness benefit level. If you or other parent took these days before, then you can receive parental benefit based on your current income.

    Please remember that the Swedish Social Insurance Agency has limited abilities to answer questions relating to individual cases on this forum. We therefore ask you to contact our customer center at the telephone number 0771 524524 and press 8 to get connected to the English line.
    Our telephone lines are open the following hours:

    Monday – Friday 8.00am — 4.00 pm.

    For more information please visit here.

    Best regards,
    Abdirashid
  • Hello! My husband and I (with two kids) have arrived in Sweden last Autumn, and since Dec 2017, we have both received personal numbers and local ID-korts. I am working full time (since Nov 2017) and paying tax in Sweden, while my husband is not, since he's taking care of the children full-time. Our children are aged 5, and 7, and they're born outside of Sweden, prior to moving to Sweden. We read up some forums to understand our entitlement, and so my husband has tried applying (as a trial, he put in 10 days only for the 7yo child) at sickness level, since he's not working. But the decision letter came back saying no, however, we would like to know what conditions we did not fulfill. What is the best way to understand this further? Maybe there's something we were not aware of. Appreciate some enlightenment. Thanks.
    AsianMom
  • Hi;

    There are many different reasons why your application may have been denied, and this should be explained on the decision letter. Please call us on 0771-524 524 so that we can tell you exactly why your application was not approved.

    Best regards;
    Daniel
  • i received letter stating that i have to pay for child support ,
    1 i went to Sweden tried to live with my baby mother , we could not agree to live together , after one week of my arriving to Sweden i left and went back to Canada ,i went to Sweden again in December 2018-18 and I spend Christmas day with my daughter and left to Canada in December 27-2018
    i do not work in Canada due to back injury and i am on disability programs , i do not have money to pay .
    issam elkassem
  • Hello,

    Since this forum is only for general english questions so we cannot reply your questions here. Please contact the customer center (+46 771 524 524 for english press 8) to get reply to your questions.

    By the way you since this is a public forum you do not need to write your personal number.

    Best regards,
    Adem Administrative officer

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