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Paternal benefit counting system


me and my wife are planing a baby and we want to know how it is paternal benefits counting.
We both working with seasonal contracts, and work for hourly rate so our salaries are different every month.
Are paternal benefits count from our all year income or the average monthly salarie are calculated?
Also for what period of time income are looked for?
Thank you for information.

Best Regards,
Tadas Jasinavicius


  • Hello,
    Thank you for your post.

    There are various details to consider in order to calculate parental benefit/SGI for the ones who get salaries differently every month and have seasonal contracts. We would therefore recommend you to call our Customer Service on telephone number 0771 524524 and press 8 to get connected to the English line so that we can get more details about your employment.

    However, the general rule says that your parental benefit is calculated on the income you have for a year in total, not on an average monthly salary.
    To be entitled to take out parental benefit according to the income, one must be entitle to an SGI first.

    SGI”sjukpenningsgrundande inkomst” is usually based on your current annual income. To be entitle to an SGI, one should;

    • earn, or is expected to earn, at least SEK 11,160 per year.
    • have worked or are expected to work for at least six consecutive months, or have periods of work that return each year.

    You can read more about SGI here. Scroll down to “Frequently asked questions” and click on “What is sickness benefit qualifying income?".

    There is one more important rule for your situation. Please even read the title “If you have worked at least 240 consecutive days before taking the child into your care” here

    Best regards,
    Özge Administrative officer

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