Pensions may be awarded to authors, translators and illustrators who have a small national pension and whose production of books is regarded as sufficient from both qualitative and quantitative viewpoints.
The size of a Fund Pension is adapted to the applicant's other pensions. If the applicant's income from other pensions is in excess of 3.8 times the national base amount stipulated annually by the Government (SEK 168,340 in 2016), the Authors' Fund does not award a pension.
Authors, translators and illustrators experiencing a financial emergency may apply for benefits from the Fund. These benefits are normally SEK 8,000 at most during a single year. In exceptional cases sums of up to SEK 15,000 may be disbursed. These benefits are non-taxable. Applications may be submitted at any time.
Grants to Originators' Organizations
Under the Public Lending Right Scheme payments are also made in the form of grants to the originators' organizations that are represented on the Board.