Försäkringskassan skylt
The social insurance agency Försäkringskassan. Credit: Lotta Löfgren/Sveriges Radio

Tough Christmas for those caught in benefits gap

1:04 min

Graham, a jobseeker in Helsingborg, tells Radio Sweden that he will have to take money out using his credit card this month in order to buy food and pay his bills.

Graham is eligible for a job-seeker's benefit, but he and others who receive the benefit will be getting smaller checks in December due to administrative changes.

The social insurance agency's website has more information on when to apply for your grants in order to minimize the effect on your wallet during the transition. 

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