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Sickness, illness

Reporting sickness benefit qualifying income

Sickness benefit qualifying income, SGI, is the basis for the compensation you receive if, for example, you are absent from work due to illness or are on parental leave. It is the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, Försäkringskassan, that calculates SGI, based on your expected annual income. You report your expected annual income and annual working hours when you report leave to the Social Insurance Agency.

Annual working hours

University teachers have annual working hours which are regulated in Terms and Conditions Agreement T (state sector) or in the collective agreement for higher education (private sector). These state that the total annual working hours for teachers are:

1,700 hours for employees with 35 days’ annual holiday leave.
1,732 hours for employees with 31 days’ annual holiday leave.
1,756 hours for employees with 28 days’ annual holiday leave.

When you report your annual working hours to the Social Insurance Agency, you must therefore report the stated hours, including the annual holiday leave, converted to hours, i.e. a total of 1,980 hours. Ask your employer if you are unsure about what applies in your case.

If you wish to calculate how your SGI affects various benefits, you can use the SGI guide on the Social Insurance Agency's website (in Swedish).