Social insurance in Sweden

Social sikring i Sverige
What is social insurance? Where are you covered by social insurance? What public agencies are responsible for social insurance in Sweden?

When you are covered by social insurance in a country, this means that you entitled to social security benefits in that country. You are generally covered by social insurance in the country in which you work.

Social insurance gives financial protection for families and children, for people with disabilities, in the event of illness or occupational injury, and for retired people.

Social insurance in Sweden is administered by the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) and the Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten).

You should always check which country is responsible for your social insurance, sickness insurance, family supplement or pension when you move to, live, or work in another Nordic country.

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