If your right to benefits expires

Extending and earning new benefit rights

If your benefit entitlement expires before you have earned the right to a new 2-year benefit period, you may be able to extend your benefit period. Alternatively, you may choose to save for a new period with benefit rights. 

Learn more by visiting the page "How long can I receive benefits".

‘Senior’ job

Your municipality must offer you a senior job if your benefit rights expire less than 5 years before you reach early retirement age – provided that you fulfil the conditions for taking early retirement. 

Contact your municipality to learn more.

Cash benefits

If you have no other means of support, you may be entitled to cash benefits (‘kontanthjælp’) from your municipality.

To learn more visit borger.dk or contact your municipality.

FAQ

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about unemployment benefits.