Welcome to Unionens unemployment insurance fund!
Loosing your employment is always stressful, but it is easier if you have an unemployment insurance. In Sweden unemployment insurance is called arbetslöshetskassa, or simply a-kassa.
As a member of an unemployment insurance fund you can be entitled to up to 80 percent of your former salary for the first 200 days of unemployment. The following 100 days you receive 70 percent of previous income. Payments are capped at 910 kronor per day the first 100 days, and at 760 kronor per day after that. The benefit period is 300 days.
To be entitled to full unemployment insurance payouts you must have been a member and in regular work for at least a year before becoming unemployed.
To be entitled to unemployment insurance you need to:
- be partially or completely unemployed,
- be able to work at least 3 hours every working day and at least 17 hours per week,
- be prepared to accept suitable work when so offered,
- be registered at the public employment service (Arbetsförmedlingen) and
- actively seek suitable work.
In addition, you need to cooperate with Arbetsförmedlingen in the drafting of an individual plan of action for employment.
Payment of membership fee
Our fee is 112 kronor a month. You can pay the fee with direct debit, e-invoice or regular invoice.
Autogiro (direct debit)
With autogiro, you do not need to keep track of due dates or fill in long OCR numbers. The money is automatically deducted from your account and is credited to our account on the correct day. Autogiro is free of charge.
To sign up for autogiro, log into your internet bank and register us as a payment recipient. Until the autogiro is registred you need to pay with the invoices that we send to you.
Log into your internet bank and register that you want to receive e-invoices from us. Until you have signed up you need to pay with the invoices that we send to you.
We will send an invoice to your post address every month.
If you do not pay the fee your membership will end
If you do not pay the fee your membership ends after three months. For example, if you do not pay the fee for January, February and March, your membership ends from April 1.
However, the membership fee for the three months must always be paid, even if the membership is terminated.