You have stopped working in Sweden – what you need to know

Last updated 2/11/2020
This is a guide for people living in Denmark who have decided to stop working in Sweden or have been retrenched. Here you can read about what you should keep in mind when returning to the Danish system.
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Register with an unemployment fund

If you live in Denmark, have commuted to work in Sweden and stop doing so, it is important that you change your unemployment fund to a Danish fund on your first working day or the first day you are unemployed in Denmark. Once your membership of a Danish unemployment fund has been confirmed, you can cancel your membership of the Swedish fund.

It is important that there is no gap between your Danish and Swedish unemployment fund memberships. If there is a gap, you risk the years that you were a member of a Swedish unemployment fund not counting towards it. This may impact on your right to benefits if you become unemployed.

Even if you were not a member of an unemployment fund in Sweden, you can still join an unemployment fund in Denmark. Just like in Sweden, membership of an unemployment fund in Denmark is voluntary.

 

Change trade union

If you were a member of a Swedish trade union while working in Sweden, you must change your membership to a Danish trade union if you want to continue being a member of a trade union.

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If you live in Denmark, have commuted to work in Sweden and become unemployed, it is important that you register as unemployed with the job centre in your municipality of residence in Denmark on the first day you are unemployed. You must be registered with the job centre to be entitled to benefits.

Read more on jobnet.dk about how you register with the job centre if you have become unemployed. 

Jobnet.dk (in Danish)

 

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Contact Försäkringskassan and payment in denmark

If you stop working in Sweden, you must contact Försäkringskassan and tell them you no longer work in Sweden.

You must contact Udbetaling Danmark and tell them you no longer work in Sweden.

 

Försäkringskassan

Udbetaling Danmark

 

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Contact the Swedish tax agency if you move

You don't need to tell the Swedish Tax Agency that you no longer work in Sweden, but you must remember to tell them if you move to Denmark, as they are not automatically informed of your new address. You can inform them by sending an e-mail.  

Contact the Swedish tax agency

 

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Keep your Swedish coordination number, ”samordningsnummer”

Make a note of your Swedish coordination number for the future. You will need it when you complete your next tax declaration, or in connection with future pension applications etc

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