“I believe that the most important thing is that we are crystal clear on the point that we have done important reforms, and those will stay in place.”
Only one week after he was appointed minister of social security Kristersson says that it is too early to change the rules, which has made it more difficult for people to get benefits for long-term sick leave. The new rules have also lowered the compensation.
During the election campaign the centre-right Alliance were accused of forcing people to work even though they were suffering from severe diseases.
One controversial case was about Annika Holmquist who is suffering from acromegaly, a decease which affects the production of growth hormones causing body parts and organs to grow. She was kicked off social security benefits.