Temporary labor market subsidy for entrepreneurs


Entitlement to labour market subsidy has ended on 30 November 2021

The entitlement to labour market subsidy for entrepreneurs have ended on 30 November 2021. Applications for the subsidy can be backdated for up to 3 months.

Entrepreneurs can temporarily receive labor market subsidy, due to the sudden and surprising decrease of demand caused by the corona virus epidemic. This applies to all entrepreneurs, regardless of the form of the company.

The retroactive application period for unemployment benefits is 3 months. However, your can only receive labor market subsidy from the day the conditions for the subsidy has been met. AMS will investigate whether the conditions has been met or not.

The conditions for relieving labor market subsidy is

  • that the entrepreneurs work has ceased full-time due to the corona virus epidemic, or
  • that the income from the company, due to the corona virus, is less than 1 089,67 euro per month for each person who works in the company as an entrepreneur

It is not a requirement that the company activity has to cease to receive this subsidy.

How can an entrepreneur apply for labor market subsidy?

Step 1. Register as a job seeker

Start by register as a job seeker on AMS. This is necessary for being able to have the rights to temporary labor market subsidy for entrepreneurs. The labor market subsidy can be granted at earliest from the day that you have registered.

Here you can register as a job seeker in AMS’s e-services

Here you can find step-by-step instructions (in Swedish) on how you should fill out the form Anmälan för företagare som arbetssökande (pdf)

Step 2. Apply for labor market subsidy

You can apply for labor market subsidy, no earlier than two weeks, after your full-time employment has ceased or after your income from your company has decreased substantially. However, if you still work in the company, you can submit your application at the earliest after four weeks.

Apply for labor market subsidy in our e-services

Remember to attach the annex to the application of labor market subsidy for entrepreneurs, you can find it below. 

What happens next?

When your application is processed you will get a decision about the labor market subsidy. If your unemployment still continues, you should submit a status report of your unemployed period of time. You can fill out the status report for at least 4 weeks or monthly. The status report is always done retroactively.

Send your status report in our e-services

If you have income from your business, you need to report them to AMS together with your status report. Income refers to the salary that you as a entrepreneur paid to yourself, the earned income you received from a business and the dividend income earning part.

The amount of the labor market subsidy

The amount of labor market support is 2021, 33,78€ per day. The support is paid 5 days per week.

If you have children, an increase is not paid in connection with labor market subsidy for entrepreneurs.

Income affects the subsidy

If you have, in addition to labor market subsidy, salary income or income from business operations, the amount of the subsidy will be reduced. You can still earn up to 300€ (gross) a month without it affecting your support. During the period 1.6.2020-30.11.2021 you can earn up to 500€ (gross) a month without affecting it.

If you work full time for more than 2 weeks, you are not entitled to unemployment benefits.