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Preganant wife and a child 3 year child

what is allowance in sweden for indian wife

Pravs_harry
post 20.Feb.2016, 02:21 PM
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Hi all, we are from India.

Am 6 months pregnant and travelling to Sweden with my husband on work permit and also 3 year daughter.

Does government provide any allowance for child and pregnant woman.

And also we are afraid of my daughter's education, can we join in good school in English, and how are the fees.

Thanks.
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littleviking
post 20.Feb.2016, 04:11 PM
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Joined: 26.Feb.2014

Children study for free in normal schools, if you intend to stay for a longer time it will probably be best if you enroll the child in normal school.
at age 3 to 4 they go to nursery school for which you have to pay and all of them with little exception in swedish but.
Since you are coming as dependent on your partner he is supposed to provide you with financial support. That being said children that reside in sweden receive a small amount of money from the state as an allowance or money to be used for their well fair, around 1000kr.
the thing is depending on where you give birth you might be required to pay quite a lot of you do it in sweden. unless you will have a personal number and registered for insurance it will be expensive.

since you come as dependent it might not be sure you will receive maternity leave money, of by any chance you qualify for it you would receive around 5000-6000 kr a month.

my suggestion would be that the moment you land to go and sort out you personal number.
http://www.skatteverket.se/privat/folkbokf...e893f18c29.html

your next stop should be yourself registering at f
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Pravs_harry
post 21.Feb.2016, 03:16 AM
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hi,

thanks for reply.

my husband has an health insurance from his employer. Will insurance take care of all my doctor expenses during child birth ? . It would be too expensive for us to bear any doctor charges in Sweden.

according to maternity law. should the parents stay minimum 240 days in sweden to claim any benefits. but am already 6 month pregnant and i will need my husband help once child is born after 90 days (approx.).

please provide suggestions
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LLHope
post 21.Feb.2016, 06:23 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 1.Jan.2014

School does not officially begin until the child is 7, many schools have a pre-start year at 6. Your 3 year old should be enrolled into daycare (dagis), and that depends upon availability within the Kommun you will be living, just make sure you register into the population register. There is a monthly charge for daycare based upon the parents combined income, capped to a maximum amount (quite low compared to the past without the cap in place wink.gif ). Since you will be home with a new-born, then you need to prepare that your 3yr-old may not be allowed to go to daycare fulltime, many Kommuns have a rule that if 1 parent is home then the children can only go halftime to daycare(max 20 hours per week).

Sweden is a nation of individuality, it is highly unlikely that your husbands company provided health insurance will cover you as well ...check!. If your husbands work permit is for 12+ months then register as soon as possible into the population register and you will be covered by the Swedish health system. It could be a wise move to get some short term cover to insure yourself during the period from leaving your current location to being registered into the Swedish population register, otherwise there could be a nasty surprise bill if you need healthcare.
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Gjeebes
post 21.Feb.2016, 09:03 PM
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For your insurance, make sure that it will cover you for giving birth, and for the newborn. I know of cases where vacationing couples had early births out of their state (US) and it was NOT covered under their travel/medical insurance. The sleazy reason being that the pregnancy was considered a
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Pravs_harry
post 5.Mar.2016, 09:30 AM
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will I and my husband will be eligible for maternity or paternity leave...
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delta76
post 5.Mar.2016, 01:05 PM
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QUOTE (Pravs_harry @ 5.Mar.2016, 09:30 AM) *
will I and my husband will be eligible for maternity or paternity leave...


I think that your husband will get 10 days off when your child is born. And you are both entitled to 480 days off for parental leave, 90 days minimum each. But because you enter Sweden less than 270 days before the birth, there will be more day of minimum wage (180kr/day IIRC) for you both. Can't remember the number, but I think it 240 days (compared to only 90 days if you enter Sweden at least before 270 days before the birth)

Those numbers might be incorrect, but you get the idea.
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Pravs_harry
post 6.Mar.2016, 03:53 AM
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We will be entering Sweden around 70 days before birth. Still my husband can get two months paternity leaves out of 480 days ?. Can I get any allowance? who is right person to contact in Sweden, migrationsverket or skattverket or insurance companies?

incase we might need urgent medical help before we get personal number what to do as I heard insurance is not covered?

thanks for the reply
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ChocOwl
post 6.Mar.2016, 10:08 AM
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Försäkringskassan is the government authority responsible for maternity and paternity pay.
Website: http://www.forsakringskassan.se
Here is info in various languages: http://www.forsakringskassan.se/sprak
Here is the website in EN:
http://www.forsakringskassan.se/privatpers...epNavState=true

I also suggest you look through old threads, this issue comes up regularly and you will find useful info in the archive.
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delta76
post 6.Mar.2016, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE (Pravs_harry @ 6.Mar.2016, 03:53 AM) *
We will be entering Sweden around 70 days before birth. Still my husband can get two months paternity leaves out of 480 days ?. Can I get any allowance? who is right person to ... (show full quote)


it's 3 months with 78-80% of your husband salary (up to a cap of 9xx kr/day). If your husband does not take it then they will be lost.

Note that you will still get the parental leave for your first child, but again the days with minimum pay will be 240 days.
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