You may earn benefits to extend the 30-week period and earn a whole new 30-week period of supplementary benefits.

You can earn a new period of supplementary benefits if during the past 12 months, you have worked the number of hours specified below:

  • If you are paid on a monthly basis, you must have had 6 months in which you have received salary for more than 146 hours per month.
  • If you are paid on a weekly basis, you must have had 26 weeks in which you have received wages for more than 34 hours per week.
  • If you are paid every 2 weeks, you must have had 13 periods of 14 days each in which you have received wages for more than 68 hours per 2-week period.

We will retrieve the information about your work from the information reported by your employer to the Income Register of the Danish Customs and Tax Administration (SKAT). The information reported by your employer must be:

  • for a consecutive period of 12 months, and
  • after you most recently earned the right to 30 weeks of supplementary benefits

You may also earn a new 30-week period of supplementary benefits if you have not claimed benefits for 1 calendar year. During the same calendar year, you must also have had a total income from work of at least DKK 246,924. 

All A-income and B-income as well as profit from self-employment will count towards the income from work.

Hours of work which have already been used for purposes of extending your supplementary benefits cannot also be used for purposes of earning a new period of benefits.

If you have exhausted your supplementary benefits and do not meet the requirements for a new 30-week period, you may choose to extend your entitlement by up to 12 weeks in total.

When your entitlement to supplementary benefits expires, we will look at the past 12 months to determine whether you are entitled to an extension.

You may extend the supplementary benefits by 4 weeks at a time if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • If you are paid on a monthly basis, the period can be extended by 4 weeks for each month in which you have received salary for more than 146 hours per month.
  • If you are paid on a weekly basis, the period can be extended by 4 weeks for each time you have had a 4-week period in which you have received wages for more than 34 hours per week.
  • If you are paid every 2 weeks, the period can be extended by 4 weeks for each time you have had two 2-week periods in which you have received wages for more than 68 hours per 2-week period.
  • The period may also be extended by 4 weeks for each month in which you have not received any benefits, but have carried on activity as self-employed. However, this only applies if your business has been registered with the Danish Central Business Register (CVR) for at least 6 months at the time when your supplementary benefits expired.

We will retrieve the information about your work as an employee from the Income Register of the Danish Customs and Tax Administration (SKAT), and go back 12 months from the expiry of the 30-week period.

The hours of work which have already been used for purposes of extending your supplementary benefits cannot also be used for purposes of earning a new 30-week period of benefits.