Impairment

​A person with a disability is someone who has a disease or injury that means they may need extra support.

Those who have a disability are to have the same opportunities to be involved in the life of society as everyone else. For example, children with disabilities are to receive childcare and school just like all other children.

There is a law, Act Concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS), that gives those who have a disability the right to support. This support can take the form of a person who helps you to deal with activities of daily living. You can also get money (disability allowance) if your disability means that you have additional costs or you need, for example, help in order to work or study. You apply to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency for disability allowance.

You can also get support through the LSS if you have a developmental disorder, autism or other permanent physical or psychological injury. People who have children with disabilities can receive childcare allowance. If you have questions about disabilities, you should talk to social services in your municipality.

More information is available on Försäkringskassan's website.

Mobility services

If you have difficulty travelling yourself or using normal public transport (buses, trains, trams) you can make use of mobility services. You are then able to travel by taxi or a small bus. The municipality decides whether you are entitled to mobility services.

Work and livelihood

If you have a permanent illness or an impairment you are entitled to receive money and support from Försäkringskassan. Among the forms of support you can apply for are working aids, sickness compensation, car support and assistance with housing costs.

If you are looking for work and are registered at Arbetsförmedlingen you are entitled to special support.

  

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