Sickness benefit in Sweden
This information is for EU/EEA citizens only
Swedish sick pay and income when being sick
From the second day of sickness it is your employer who must give you so-called “sick pay”. It is 80 percent of your salary, but maximum 810 SEK per day (2021) There will be a qualifying deduction of 20 percent of sick pay you would receive being absent in an average work week. You must submit a medical certificate to your employer if you are sick for more than a week.
If you are sick for more than 14 days, the employer must report it to Försäkringskassan. You will then receive sickness benefit from Försäkringskassan instead of “sick pay”. The sickness benefit is also 80 % of your salary, maximum 810 SEK per day (2021).