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 2021

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 2021 as well as the currently valid rates.


 Unemployment benefit rate

per month (before tax) in 2020 per month (before tax) in 2021

Maximum benefit rate, full-time

DKK 19,083 DKK 19,322

Maximum benefit rate, part-time

DKK 12,722 DKK 12,881
Graduate rate benefits, full-time, with dependent children DKK 15,648 DKK 15,844

Graduate rate benefits, full-time, no dependent children

DKK 13,644 DKK 13,815
Graduate rate benefits, part-time, with dependent children DKK 10,432 DKK 10,562

Graduate rate benefits, part-time, no dependent children

DKK 9,096 DKK 9,210

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

DKK 17,366 DKK 17,583

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

DKK 11,577 DKK 11,722

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

DKK 19,083 DKK 19,322

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

DKK 12,722 DKK 12,881


Conversion rate

In 2021 the conversion rate is 126,81.

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 2020 2021

Full allowance

DKK 881 DKK 892

Half allowance

DKK 441 DKK 446

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.