Sickness period

I read that you will get paid 1-14 days sick leave paid from the employer. Do these 14 days include the weekend? Its not 14 working days? But actually its only 10 working does paid from the employer?

best regards,



  • Hello,

    Thank you for your post. If you are employed with sick pay then Försäkringskassan will start to pay you sickness benefit from day 15 of the sickness, if you are entitled to sickness benefit.

    If you have questions about whether you get paid during weekends or not for the first 14 days of sickness, you should contact your employer.

    Kindly read this previous post for more information.

    Best regards,
  • Is there a copy of the application form "ansökan ersättning för karens"  in English please?
    Thank you

  • Hello Ana!
    Thank you for your post. The form 6016- Ansökan om ersättning för karens is only available in Swedish. If you need help filling out the form, you can visit one of our service offices or call our customer service center at 0771-524 524 (press #8 for English).
    Kind regards,
    Fredrik Administrative officer
  • Does the Ersättning för karens only apply to the first day of sick leave or all the Days that you need to be home because of symptoms?
  • Hello,

    Thank you for your post! The compensation for the karens (deduction from sick pay) only applies to the first day of the sick leave.

    Best regards,
    Adem Administrative officer
  • And what about if sick on Friday and Also monday? Does that count as 2 days in a row or a new period on monday? If you work mo-fri
  • Hello Jasmin,

    If you are sick Friday trough Monday it still counts as one sickness period and that's why you can only receive "karens" for the first day of your sickness. In your case you can apply for "karens" for Friday.

    Best Regards,

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