You can receive benefit in combination with part-time work for a maximum of 60 weeks during a benefit period. When the 60 part-time weeks have been used up, you will not be able to get benefit for the weeks you work or have vacation.
If you work part-time for a week and receive benefit for that week, the week will be deducted from the 60 part-time weeks. A week that you receive benefit for, but in which you have not worked or had holidays will not count as a part-time week.
New benefit period and part-time limitation
If you meet the conditions, and are granted a new benefit period, you will be entitled to 60 new part-time weeks.
Exclusion with terminated or rejected part-time employment
An applicant shall be excluded from the right to compensation, including if he or she has left employment without a valid reason. There are times when you can leave an employment or cease to be active in your part-time business without being excluded from entitlement to benefit. This applies if you have used up your 60 part-time weeks and the income from your work is lower than the daily allowance you receive if you do not work.
If you have used up your 60 part-time weeks you may, under certain conditions, decline an offered job without being excluded from entitlement to benefit. This will apply if the extent of the employment is less than your job choice and the income from the part-time work is less than 90% of the daily allowance.
Single person with child or children under 18 years old
A single person with his or her own child or children under the age of 18 living wholly or partially in the person‘s own home, can be assigned to the job and development guarantee when the 60 part-time weeks have been used up. The assignment will be made by the Swedish Public Employment Service.
If you are covered by the 75-day rule
As from 15 may 2017, the 75-day rule will be replaced by the 60-week rule. The 75-day rule will apply for unemployment benefit cards until the end of week 19 of 2017, and the 60-week rule will apply for unemployment benefit cards from week 20 of 2017. If you have not used up your 75 part-time days by 15 May 2017, they will be converted to part-time weeks.
If you have already used up your 75 part-time days, in some cases you may be entitled to benefit for weeks in which you work. The 75 part-time days that have been used up will be converted to part-time weeks, which can mean that the 75 part-time days are used up but after the conversion, part-time weeks remain.
You can log on to Mina sidor to see if you have any part-time weeks left. To apply for benefit, it is therefore necessary to submit a unemployment benefit card.