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Can I change the extent of my sickness benefit If I'm already receiving sickness benefit?

Short-term sickness while on a 50% sick leave (Original title)

I'm currently on a 50% sick leave (it's been going on for weeks). Now if I need to stay home because of, for example, flu, is it considered another sick leave? Do I need to notify försäkringskassan? Does my employer need to do anything?


  • Hello!

    If you are on sick leave long enough that you have applied for sickness benefit from Försäkringskassan and you are already receiving payments from us on 50%, then your employer does not have to do anything more.

    You on the other hand, should fill out the application called Ansök om ändrad omfattning av sjukpenning which you can do on our website on Mina sidor. The application is required to change the extent of your sick leave. If you have previously been sick on 50% and now you are sick on 100%, because of the flu, it is enough that you apply for the extended sickness benefit on 100% for the days when you cannot go to work at all.

    Best regards,
    Natalia Specialist

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