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RitchT
post 24.Oct.2019, 03:22 PM
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Hi all, if I were to travel to Sweden with very little money, but a dual UK Swede citizenship, would I be entitled to any benefits until I find full time work, or do you have to have lived/worked in Sweden a certain amount of time to be entitled to any help with rent and money to live?

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Saywhatwhat
post 24.Oct.2019, 04:17 PM
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QUOTE (RitchT @ 24.Oct.2019, 04:22 PM) *
Hi all, if I were to travel to Sweden with very little money, but a dual UK Swede citizenship, would I be entitled to any benefits until I find full time work, or do you have ... (show full quote)


Ritch... with a T.
Now I’ve seen it all.

You want to put in a lot of effort for free benefits... whitch I don’t believe you are entitled to.

I don’t know for sure but I believe you are right in that you need to have worked here in order to receive unemployment benefits and most definitely you need to have an address in sweden that you are registered living at.


In your case, going off of what you present of yourself here, sweden would be a perfect fit.
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Gjeebes
post 24.Oct.2019, 04:51 PM
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"In your case, going off of what you present of yourself here, sweden would be a perfect fit."

It's true RitchT, in Meatballia, exploitative/opportunist butt-wads such as yourself, are KING!

It's like you're more Meatballian than the natives!

And in addition, if you have gender issues, and/or, you are a radical militant Fembot, you'll truly find paradise!

Welcome to Meatballia!
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RitchT
post 24.Oct.2019, 05:27 PM
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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 24.Oct.2019, 04:17 PM) *
Ritch... with a T. Now I’ve seen it all.You want to put in a lot of effort for free benefits... whitch I don’t believe you are entitled to. I don’t know for sure but I b ... (show full quote)


Ok sorry, I understand it didn't look good the way it was presented. If I give some background it might not look as bad.

My mother was a full Swedish national born in Sweden. A few months ago I applied for dual citizenship of Sweden and the UK. I was granted dual citizenship recently. I have lived in both England and Sweden as a child, and can speak Swedish pretty well, but not fluently.

I really want to leave the UK and live and work in Sweden, but I was recently diagnosed with an illness and lost my job in the UK. My uncle and his wife have lived in Sweden all their lives, and have said they could put me up for a few weeks until I found a job and somewhere to live.

I didn't mean I want to go to Sweden just to claim, but to see if I was entitled to any help to start with as I'm a citizen.

I guessed I probably couldn't get help without having lived/worked first, but I was only inquiring hoping someone would know the answer as I can't find a concrete answer reading websites.

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TheExpatEagle
post 24.Oct.2019, 06:50 PM
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QUOTE (RitchT @ 24.Oct.2019, 06:27 PM) *
Ok sorry, I understand it didn't look good the way it was presented. If I give some background it might not look as bad.My mother was a full Swedish national born in Swede ... (show full quote)


In a word, no. You will not be entitled to social welfare.

However, if you are unemployed you can transfer your Job Seeker's Allowance for 3 months then you either support yourself or you have to return to the UK to continue to claim.

I guess you do not have a personal number? Citizenship does not guarantee a p/n so you'd need to apply for that.

In addition you will not find somewhere to live in a few weeks. If you are lucky you'll get a 2nd hand contract but you'll need a deposit, references and somewhere else to live as you can only have it for a maximum of 12 months.

You would be better off writing to the Swedish consulate in the UK or visiting them.
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RitchT
post 24.Oct.2019, 07:52 PM
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QUOTE (TheExpatEagle @ 24.Oct.2019, 06:50 PM) *
In a word, no. You will not be entitled to social welfare.However, if you are unemployed you can transfer your Job Seeker's Allowance for 3 months then you either support ... (show full quote)


Many thanks TheExpatEagle, a very detailed answer and exactly what I wanted to know, much appreciated.


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