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What is the process for sick-leave?

Hi there,
I live in Sweden for around three years and work part-time for more then one year. I got an arm injury with does not allow me to work. A doctor has written me 'sjukskrivning' for two weeks, which I gave to my manager at work. She has not told me yet what will happen with a payment (lön). Should I apply at Försäkringskassa in order to receive sjukpenning, if my employer doesn't pay it? Is there a limited time to apply for it? I am waiting for more then a week to hear if they gonna pay or not (which keeps me from applying on your website).
Thank you

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  • Hello,

    you should contact your employer to know if you are employed with sick pay or without it.

    In case, you are employed with sick pay and you are on a sick leave 14 days or fewer, it is your employer than will pay out money to you.

    In case, you are employed with sick pay and you are on a sick leave longer than 2 weeks your employer will report your sickness to Försäkringskassan once you have been sick for 14 days. You can check whether your employer has submitted a sickness report via My pages (Mina sidor). Then you can apply for sickness benefit from Försäkringskassan starting with day 15. Försäkringskassan needs a doctor's certificate with information about your illness or injury. You can ask your doctor to submit it electronically or send in the paper.

    In case, you are employed without sick pay you should report your sickness to Försäkringskassan the very first day you are sick. You can do it here . Once you have reported your sickness, you can log in to My pages (Mina sidor) and apply for sickness benefit. If you are sick for more than 7 days, you must send in a doctor's certificate with information about your illness or injury.

    Regardless if you are employed with or without sick pay, you always have 2 years to apply for sickness benefit as long as we have received an indication during your sick leave that you have been sick. This means that if a person has been on a sick leave during for example summer 2015 and they send a doctor's certificate and/or reported their sickness to Försäkringskassan, we can still accept a late application for that period because it is still within 2 years.

    If you want to know more about sickness benefit for employees and read about the process of how can apply and what happens after you send us your application, you can find the information here .

    Best regards,

    Natalia Administrative officer
  • What is the process if an employee works Monday 08:00-16:30 with a 30 min lunch break but goes home sick at 13:30 after lunch?
    The following day (Tuesday) they are sick 08:00-16:30.

    When does the sickness leave start?
    Does it start from Monday at 13:30 or Tuesday at 08:00?

    New to Sweden
  • Hello,

    The first day when an employee is sick, the sick leave starts, regardless if the employee has been ill the whole day or only part of the day. That is also the first day when the sickness needs to be reported, either to the employer (if one is employed with sick pay) or to Försäkringskassan (in case when the person is employed without sick pay).

    More information can be found here in English.

    Best regards,

    Natalia Administrative officer
  • Hi
    I have a Brocken acl and work would like me to start back on say 50 percent to give it time to heal without another operation where do I find out more about this
    Many thanks

    Stuart Forsyth
  • Hi Stuart,

    If you are currently on 100 percent sickness benefit and if you start working part time or increase your working hours, log in to My pages (Mina sidor) with your BankID and change the scope of your sickness benefit. This way, you will receive the right sickness benefit from the start and will not be forced to repay the amount you were not entitled to.

    If you do not have Bank-ID to access the form on-line, please call us on 0771 524 524 and press 8 to be connected to the English line to get to order a paper form or if you have additional questions about your specific case.

    Best regards,

    Francisco
  • Hi i just got a surgey back in the philippines and now back in sweden but my doctor told me not to work until  a month or 2.. Im not yet registered but my sick leave is already on the16th day, will i still receive the sjukpengar even if its just now i will register? they told me that registration will take time so i was wondering if i will still get the money even though its just now i will register?
    mark
  • Hello,

    In order to receive sickness benefit, we need to register you first, so please send to us application 5456, employment contract and decision from Migration Board (Migrationsverket) regarding your residence permit (uppehålltillstånd). Uppehålltillstånd is necessary only if you come from a country outside from European Union.

    When we receive your documents, we will make a decision about from which date, you should be registered in the Swedish Social Insurance system at Försäkringskassan. If we register you prior to the date we should start to pay you your sickness benefit and if you are eligible to receive this benefit, you will get your money retroactively.

    Make sure that your employer leaves us information about your sickness (sjukanmälan). Since you are not registered yet, in order to leave the information about your sickness, your employer should call us on: 0771 17 90 00. Additionally, remember to send us all your swedish doctor certificates and apply for sickness benefit. To apply for sickness benefit, you need to call us on: 0771 524 524 and order the form.

    You can apply for sickness benefit even before your registration is done, however after your employer leaves us information about your sickness. After we will make a decision about your registration, we will be able to take a decision regarding your sickness benefit.

    Best regards,
    Aleksandra Administrator
  • Hi
    i have been on sick leave since middle of may until mid july. i sent all of the correct documents from my doctor and filled in a registration form also, i then received a letter in late june saying that they were going to investigate if i was eligible for sick pay as i am not from sweden but have worked and lived in sweden for 19 months.
    i have not heard anything since this and still have not recieved any sick payment and not sure what to do next
    best regards
    becky
  • Hello Becky,

    In general, we take a decision within 30 days for sickness benefit applications. However, if we also need to investigate your social insurance to see if you are covered by the social insurance in Sweden and eligible to receive sickness benefit, it may take longer.

    Please call our Customer Support on 0771 524 524 (press 8 to get to English line) to check the current status of your application.

    Best regards,


    Özge
  • Hello,

    I am a student with the Swedish ID and personnummer. I also work part time. I have suffered an injury to my shoulder and I am contemplating of doing a surgery in coming few months.

    Now I am not sure what my insurance covers in case of that. So if I work part-time at a sports club, does the insurance there cover any kind of daily compensation for the days I am in a sling and I can not work or do anything (4-6 weeks). Where to get more information on that?

    I guess here: http://www.ersattningskollen.se/?lang=en#/income=3666&group=privat&collective=inget&category_text=&private_insurance[]=ingenting&sick_type=sjuk_fritid&period=15

    So if I check student I cant get anything else, so if I work and study part-time I check the company (does a sports club qualify as a private company and how do I know if they have some insurance or not) and then put in the monthly salary, which should then calculate the amount and the duration is for up to a year, or until when the doctor writes I am not able to work? I get paid by Forsakringskassan, correct?

    Hope my questions are clear.

    Thanks,

    Domen
    Domen Bremec
  • Hello,

    You might be entitled to Sickness Benefit, when you are studying and working part-time. To receive the sickness benefit you need to be registered at Försäkringskassan and insured in Sweden, if you are not registered at Försäkringskassan you need to send us form FK 5456 with relevant attachments that are listed on the form in section 11. You can also fill out the form online via My Pages(Mina Sidor) if you use BankID.

    If you are student and work part-time and become sick, the first step need to do is submit a sickness report the first day of your illness and you do that online via My Pages (Mina Sidor) and if you don’t have BankID call the Customer Centre at 0771-524 524 (press 8 for English). The second step is to apply for sickness benefit and you also do that online via My Pages (Mina Sidor). If you cannot apply via My pages (Mina Sidor), call the Customer Centre at 0771-524 524 (press 8 for English) to have a form sent to your home address.
    Once you have applied for sickness benefit this way, the same rules apply for you as for an employed person receiving sickness benefit. You can read more about it here.
    If you are or going be sick for more than 7 days, you must send in a doctor's certificate with information about your illness or injury.

    Sickness Benefit is based on the Sickness Benefit Qualifying Income, in Swedish Sjukpenninggrundande inkomst (SGI). The sickness benefit qualifying income is used, for example, to calculate the level of sickness benefit, and is established by Försäkringskassan based on an estimated annual work income. In order for you to be entitled to sickness benefit, you must earn at least SEK 10 700 per year.

    You can find more information here about sickness benefit as a student working part-time. How long you are eligible for sickness benefit depends on how much your illness affects your ability to work.

    Since this is a public forum, we can only give you answers to general questions however your situation might depend on other factors. Please call us on: 0771 524 524 (press 8 for English) if you have more questions.


    Best regards
    Mathiewos
  • Thanks, will call them.

    So one more thing, if I understand this correctly is like that - you basically receive the first 14 days 80% from the company you work at, than you FK, provide that 80% to my employer so they don't have any expenses with me being sick and unable to work. Correct? Meaninig, it's only 1 party that pays me, not both..
    Domen Bremec
  • Hello,

    Well if you are employed with sick pay (sjuklön) and you are on a sick leave 14 days or fewer, it is your employer than will pay out money to you.
    Starting with day 15 your employer will no longer pay sick pay and you can apply for sickness benefit so that Försäkringskassan pays directly to you.

    Best regards


    Mathiewos
  • What happened if you can not report the first day because you feel very bad and you are alone...
    Thanks
    inez
  • Hi;

    This will depend on what your situation is - for example if you are employed, receive activity support, or etableringsersättning. You can find more general information about sickness benefits on this page.

    Please call us on 0771-524 524 to check what the rules are in your specific case.

    Best regards;
    Daniel
  • Tack Daniel, my question was 
    What happened if you can not report the first day because you feel very bad and you are alone?...I receive activity support ..... Please do not send me to this page...Is very difficult for newcomers to understand Swedish system, rules and regulations!

    Thanks so much,
    Inez
    inez
  • Hello,

    If you have activity grant and get sick, you have to report your sickness to the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) the very first day you are absent.
    If you did not report it for some reason the first day, you can not receive sickness benefit. However, since you have to report this to Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen), you may ask them about it.
    When you apply for compensation, you specify which days you were sick. You will receive compensation for days you were sick if you reported it to the Public Employment Service on the first day, with a deduction for one qualifying day (karensdag).

    Best regards
    Mathiewos
  • Hi how do I know if I a, entitled to sick pay or not I work 40 hours a week and am unsure if I am entitled to this
    Israel
  • Hello,

    Please contact your employer to know whether you are employed with sick pay or not.
    You can find information about sick leave benefit here

    Best regards,

    Luna

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