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,
  • and receive benefits no earlier than from 1 May 2023. 

To receive the highest Employment supplement payment of DKK 3,721 each month, you are required to have had an average monthly income from work of at least DKK 28,320.

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