Sickness

The section provides an overview of all calculated compensations rates when receiving sickness benefit. Compensation rates are the benefits as calculated proportions of previous income.

Single person without children

The calculated compensation rates shown in the graphs for single person without children compare the income level after receiving sickness benefit with the income level from work. Regardless of the size of the income Iceland and Norway have the highest compensation rates and Sweden and Finland have the lowest compensation rates.

The compensation rates in the event of absence due to sickness barely have changed in recent years. The largest change has taken place in Finland where the compensation rates at the highest income levels have decreased over the past five years.

Please refer to the section on Sickness absence, for more specific information on rules in each Nordic country.