If you wish to withdraw from Alfa-kassan, you can do this on Min anslutning.
However you contact us, you must state your personal information, as well as specify from which month you wish your subscription to Alfa-kassan to cease.
There is no formal notice period, you may leave Alfa-kassan as soon as we have received your written notice of withdrawal. Normally, people will leave - whether to change to a different unemployment insurance fund (“a-kassa”), or for some other reason - at the end of the month.
You are always required to pay the fees for all those months that you are registered with Alfa-kassan, and you will be charged for the entirety of your final month, regardless of which day of the month you actually left.
If you stop paying your fees, you will remain in our system for the following three months. After this, you will have to leave Alfa-kassan, because of failure to pay. However, you must still pay for all those months that you were actively registered with us.
Leaving us to change to a different unemployment insurance fund
You always have the right to change from one unemployment fund to another, but you may not belong to more than one at the same time. You have the right to retain your time spent as a member in a previous unemployment insurance fund and have this recognised in your new unemployment insurance fund, as long as there are no gaps of coverage during the transition period.
You may leave Alfa-kassan on the same day that we receive your written notification to this effect, and no earlier. In order to avoid leaving a gap (where you will no longer be eligible for compensation) when changing between different unemployment funds, we recommend that you ask to leave your existing unemployment insurance fund on the last day of the month. Provided that you never leave yourself without insurance coverage when changing unemployment insurance fund, the length of your membership in the former will be carried over and credited to your new unemployment insurance fund. If, however, you leave yourself unprotected by leaving a gap between membership periods, your membership history will count for nothing.
It is important to avoid this as an interrupted membership of an unemployment insurance fund scheme means that you will not be eligible to receive income-related benefits for the entire first 12 months of your new unemployment insurance fund.
David is granted withdrawal from his previous unemployment insurance fund from, and including, 31st December. In January, David sends an application to join Alfa-kassan, with 1st January as his entry date.
The membership periods will be seen as being coherent as David applied to join Alfa-kassan during the month following his withdrawal from his former unemployment insurance fund.
Had David waited until February to apply to join Alfa-kassan, this would have left a gap in his insurance coverage and he would have been forced to begin building up his membership period from scratch, beginning on his new entry date.