Benefits: what are the current rates?

The table below shows the benefit rates for unemployed members, graduates and early retirees – and other benefit rates.

New benefit rates from 1 January 2020

Benefit rates and other rates are determined by the state. They are adjusted once a year. All rates are before tax.

The table below shows unemployment benefit rates and rates for other benefits, valid from 1 January 2020 as well as the currently valid rates.


 Unemployment benefit rate

per month (before tax) in 2019 per month (before tax) in 2020

Maximum benefit rate, full-time

DKK 18,866 DKK 19,083

Maximum benefit rate, part-time

DKK 12,577 DKK 12,722
Graduate rate benefits, full-time, with dependent children DKK 15,470 DKK 15,648

Graduate rate benefits, full-time, no dependent children

DKK 13,489

DKK 13,644
Graduate rate benefits, part-time, with dependent children DKK 10,313 DKK 10,432

Graduate rate benefits, part-time, no dependent children

DKK 8,993 DKK 9,096

Early retirement (91 %) 2-year rule not met, full-time

DKK 17,168 DKK 17,366

Early retirement (91 %) 2-year rule not met, part-time

DKK 11,445 DKK 11,577

Early retirement  (100 %) 2-year rule met, full-time

DKK 18,866 DKK 19,083

Early retirement  (100 %) 2-year rule met, part-time

DKK 12,577 DKK 12,722


Conversion rate

In 2020 the conversion rate is DKK 247.53.

The conversion rate is used for calculating the number of worked hours on the basis of income, for example in the case of uncontrollable work and setting off pension income against benefits. The conversion rate applies for paid income as from 1 January.

G days 2019 2020

Full allowance

DKK 871 DKK 881

Half allowance

DKK 436 DKK 441

The term G days is used for the first and second day of unemployment for which the employer must compensate your loss of benefits.



When should I fill in the benefit form?

Here you'll find a comprehensible overview of payment periods for your unemployment benefits.