Temporary labour market subsidy for entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs may be entitled to labour market subsidy for entrepreneurs 1.1 - 28.2.2022

Entrepreneurs can temporarily receive labour 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 labour market subsidy from the day the conditions for the subsidy has been met. AMS will investigate whether the conditions has been met or not. You can also get the subsidy retroactively from 1.1.2022 to 15.2.2022 even though you have not been registered as a job seeker at AMS.
After 15.2.2022 you have to be registered as a job seeker at AMS in order to be able to be granted the subsidy for entrepreneurs.

The conditions for relieving labour 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
    1 103,92 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 labour market subsidy?

Step 1. Register as a job seeker

Start by register as a job seeker at AMS. This is necessary for being able to have the rights to temporary labour market subsidy for entrepreneurs. 

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 labour market subsidy

You can apply for labour 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 labour market subsidy

The amount of labor market support is 2022, 34,50 € per day. The support is paid 5 days per week.

If you have children, an increase is not paid in connection with labour 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. 

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

You have to keep your registration as a job seeker active

If the need for labour market subsidy continues you must keep your registration as a job seeker at AMS active. Also you should regurarly submit a status report of your unemployed period of time. The status report is always done retroactively.