Extra work

Extra work can, in some cases, be approved as a spare-time job and should have been undertaken for at least 12 months before you became unemployed, and at the same time as you were working in a full-time job.

The average income from this extra work may not exceed the equivalent of 6 times the amount of benefit from the basic insurance per week. The basic benefit is a maximum of SEK 510.

If you have been performing extra work, you should inform us at the same time that you apply for unemployment benefits. Alfa-kassan will then examine your extra work and decide whether it can be considered to be an approved spare-time job.

You can continue to perform an approved spare-time job whilst receiving unemployment benefits, and the hours spent do not need to be declared on your time report. If you, on the other hand, increase the number of hours you spend on this extra work, it will cease to be recognized as a spare-time job. In this case, you should notify us that you have extended the working hours of your spare-time job, and you should declare all the time worked on your time report.

If you increase the income gained from your spare-time job, please contact us for more information regarding how you should declare your spare-time job on the time report.

Updated: 2023-01-11


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