Short periods of unemployment are quite common in the higher education sector. However, statistics show that unemployment periods are usually short and the majority of those affected have found new employment within 6 months. If you become unemployed, you are most likely entitled to collectively-agreed support systems. Support may consist, for example, of assistance from TSN (Job Security Foundation). Income insurance is also included in your SULF membership.
4 steps – If you become unemployed:
- Register at the Job Centre
It is very important that you register at the Job Centre on the first day of your unemployment (working day). Read more here.
- Apply for unemployment benefit at Akademikernas erkända arbetslöshetskassa (AEA). To apply for benefit you then need to send certificates regarding your work and/or the activities you have had during the last twelve months to Akademikernas a-kassa (or other Swedish a-kassa). For the benefit to be paid out you need to fill in kassakort in Mina Sidor. Read more here.
- Contact The Job Security Foundation. Contact the The Job Security Foundation Trygghetsstiftelsen and check if you are entitled to topping up of unemployment insurance. If you are only entitled to 44 days of compensation from the foundation, you can then apply for compensation from the SULF income insurance for up to a further 150 days. You can also contact the SULF Members´s Helpline for assistance.
- Apply for compensation from the SULF income insurance
If you are entitled to income-related unemployment benefit from a-kassa but not to topping up from the Job Security Agreement, you may apply for benefits from SULF income insurance. Notify your unemployment status to Folksam on a special form.