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Parental leave for father when the child is born before he worked 240 days in Sweden

Hi, I worked in Sweden for over a year and will be applying for parental leave soon, I would like to share it with the father of the baby.

The baby is due on 27 of October, the father started working in Sweden in April this year (before he in Sweden but was working remotely for a UK based company). This means he will not have worked 240 consecutive days before the estimated delivery date. Both me and the father of the baby earn more than 37,333 SEK a months (this is the cut off point for income based parental benefit).

I used your calculator to estimate the money we get during parental leave. Assuming we wanted to share equally, this means that I get:

* 28,560 SEK for 6 month and 12 days (is it just working days or including Saturday and Sundays?)
* 45 days at SEK 180 per day (is it based on working days or including Saturday and Sundays)
* SEK 1,050 per month in child allowance

I am planning to be away with the baby for 6 months and 12 days + 45 days (to use both my high compensation and 180/day leave).

What would he get in this circumstances when I finish my leave and he takes over? He plans to take his 10 days off when the baby is born and then to carry on working until I finish my leave.

Thanks


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  • Hello,

    In taking the decision regarding 240 consecutive days before the child was born, an income from another EU, EEA country or Switzerland can be taken under consideration if your husband managed to protect it. Protection of income means that after the last day of employment in that country, he started to work or study, registered himself as jobseeker or claimed a work related benefit, such as Sick or Parental Benefit in Sweden.

    If your husband have worked fewer than 240 consecutive days before the child is born, he receives SEK 250 per day at sickness benefit level in the first 180 days that are taken out for the child.

    After you, him or you both together have already taken 180 parental benefit days at sickness benefit level, the 240 days rule before the birth of the child will not be applicable anymore and he receives parental benefit based on his income.

    Best regards,
    Aleksandra Administrator
  • Hi

    In continuation with the discussion above, how does the rule (getting parental allowance as per income after 180 days of parental benefit at SEK 250 have been taken by one or both parents) apply to cases where parents are only allowed a combined total of 100 or 200 days depending upon the age of the child and when that child entered Sweden? As per my knowledge, if a child comes to Sweden after June 2017 – if he/she is more than 2 years then parents only get 100 days combined and if he/she is less than 2 years old then the parents get 200 days combined.

    Thanks
    Abdul
  • Hello,
    Thank you for your post.

    The answer depends on if the parents have taken out days in a non-EU country or not, and the age of the child.

    In other words, the "240 consecutive days rule" is not applicable in two situations:
    1. If the parents have already taken out more than the equivalent of 180 days in non-EU country but still get affected from the “deduction rule”.
    2. If the child comes to Sweden when s/he is over 4 years old and was born in 2014 or later, the parents gets 96 days in total. 
    Example 1:
    The child is between 2-4 years old:
    The parents have taken out 200 days from a non EU-country. Since the first 180 days have been taken out, "240 consecutive days rule" is not applicable. The child gets either 200 or 100 days depending on his/her age.

    Example 2:
    The child is between 2-4 years old:
    The parents have not taken out any days (or taken out less than 180 days) from a non-EU country. Since the first 180 days have not been taken before, "240 consecutive days rule" is applicable.

    I hope you get an answer to your question.

    Best regards,

    Özge Administrative officer
  • Hi

    Thank you for your prompt reply. I think it indeed helps and I will share my understanding to be 100% sure.

    The child entered Sweden when he was over 4 years old in July 2017.
    The parents have not taken out a single day in parental benefit in non-EU country.

    In this case I understand that the parents are entitled to Parental Benefit at the sickness benefit level based upon the income. is that correct?

    If there is a private forum where I can contact you guys, I can share more details about myself and the child.

    Thanks
    Abdul
  • Hello,

    For your information, I have updated the previous answer (Point 2)  since the rule changes if the child was born before 2014.

    According to the information given; in your case, it seems like "240 consecutive days rule" is applicable since your child was born before 2013 and parents have not taken out any day from a non-EU country.

    Kindly remember that, this is a public forum and it is difficult to answer to the questions regarding individual cases. We do not have a private forum neither. So, for further information about your case, you need to contact our customer service on 0771-524 524.

    Best regards,
    Özge Administrative officer
  • I have a similar question
    I have started as a permanent employee in Sweden from 8 of Jan 2019.
    I am pregnant and expect to have my baby by end of September.
    I wish to work by end of my 7 month and that would mean I will have 212 working days in a row before my child’s birth.

    I have also worked from 8 August 2018 to 7 Jan 2019 in Germany.

    My partner has worked over 5 years in Sweden. My salary is also 60000/mn.
    Could you please let me know how much will I receive for the parental leave from month 7 and until after my child birth?
    Thanks a lot
    Anna
  • I have a similar question
    I have started as a permanent employee in Sweden from 8 of Jan 2019.
    I am pregnant and expect to have my baby by end of September.
    I wish to work by end of my 7 month and that would mean I will have 212 working days in a row before my child’s birth.

    I have also worked from 8 August 2018 to 7 Jan 2019 in Germany.

    My partner has worked over 5 years in Sweden. My salary is also 60000/mn.
    Could you please let me know how much will I receive for the parental leave from month 7 and until after my child birth?
    Thanks a lot
    Anna
  • Hello,

    If a person has managed to protect his/her income from another EU, EEA country or Switzerland such income can be considered as a general rule. Protection of income means that after the last day of employment in that country, the person has started to work or study, registered him/herself as job seeker or claimed a work related benefit, such as Sick or Parental Benefit in Sweden.

    Since this is a public forum we reply only general questions here please contact us via telephone +46 771 524 524 (for English press 8) in order to get reply to your specific questions.

    Best regards,


    Adem Administrative officer
  • Hi,
    I have a similar question, but in my case conditions are slightly different.

    I am a non-EU citizen and my child was born in 2011 in the non-EU state.
    I lived in Denmark (as a full-time employee) before moving to Sweden in Sep2018 for full-time work. We did not take any parental benefit in the past. We received 100Days combined as the parental leave in Sweden, under the sickness level benefit.

    Will '240 consecutive days rule' apply in my case?

    if yes, what doc I need to provide to prove that I did not have any gap between the last job in Denmark and the current in Sweden.

    Thank you.
    Adnan
  • Hello!

    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 if you have questions relating to your specific case by calling 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

    Best regards,
    Gobdine Administrative officer
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