Employment Supplement

You will be entitled to up to an extra DKK 3,721 on top of your monthly benefits for the first three months you’re unemployed.

You will, however, not be entitled to more than 90% of the salary you were paid before you became unemployed.

To be entitled to the Employment supplement payment, you must

  • have been a member of an unemployment insurance fund for a continuous period of at least four years; 
  • have worked 2 out of the past 3 years and earned a total of at least DKK 508,656 in those three years, 

If you have received unemployment benefits before, and are requalifying for new unemployment benefits in terms of hours, instead of a certain income, you must have had at least 3,848 hours of paid work within the last three years. Hours or income that has already been used to obtain an employment supplement cannot be used again

To receive the highest Employment supplement payment of DKK 3,840 each month, you are required to have had an average monthly income from work of at least DKK 29,226.

Simultaneously with the introduction of this Employment supplement payment for employees, the Danish government also introduces new benefit rules for new graduates