Care for a sick child (VAB)
Here is information on rules and procedures regarding VAB
- Used whenever a child has fallen ill or when its regular caretakers are ill or otherwise unable to care for it.
- Can be transferred to another person in case neither of the parents can take the time off, for instance to gainfully employed grandparents or another person.
- A medical certificate is required from Day 8. The certificate is registered at Försäkringskassan, and should not be submitted to your employer.
- Can be paid out for a maximum of 120 days per child and year.
- Can be paid out for a maximum of 60 days per child and year when the regular caretaker falls ill.
- The main rule is that you may receive compensation for VAB up until the child is 12 years old. The lower age limit is 8 months.
- Precise rules for VAB at Försäkringskassan
If you need to be on leave to take care of a sick child, you must notify your manager. When you are back on duty, self-report your leave of absence in Primula
Temporary parental benefits
Temporary parental benefits are paid out by Försäkringskassan, and you must apply for this compensation yourself.
If your income is above the price base amount calculated by Försäkringskassan, Uppsala University will complement your benefit based on your income above the base amount ceiling. The compensation can be paid out at a maximum of 10 days per annum and is paid out automatically when a salary deduction is made for the days you register leave for care of a sick child (VAB) in Primula.