Unemployment, early retirement and other benefit rates

How much you will receive in benefits will depend on your situation and your previous income level. Click here for more details about how we calculate your benefit rate.

The rates of unemployment benefits, new graduate benefits, early retirement benefits and other benefits are set by the Danish state. The rates are subject to annual review.

Below you can see the current rates.

Unemployment and early retirement benefit rates

All rates are monthly pre-tax amounts.

Benefits

Monthly pre-tax 2022

Monthly pre-tax 2023

Maximum benefit rate, full-time

DKK 19,351

DKK 19,728

Maximum benefit rate, part-time

DKK 12,901

DKK 13,152

New graduate rate, parent with dependent child(ren), full-time

DKK 15,868

DKK 16,177

New graduate rate, parent with dependent child(ren), part-time

DKK 10,579

DKK 10,785

New graduate rate, no dependent child(ren), full-time

DKK 13,836

DKK 14,106

New graduate rate, no dependent child(ren), part-time

DKK 9,224

DKK 9,404

Early retirement

 

 

Early retirement (100%), full-time

DKK 19,351

DKK 19,728

Early retirement (100%), part-time

DKK 12,901

DKK 13,152

Early retirement (91%), full-time

DKK 17,609

DKK 17,952

Early retirement (91%), part-time

DKK 11,740

DKK 11,968

 
Whether you will be entitled to 100% or 91% of the maximum early retirement benefit rate depends on whether you meet the two-year rule.

G-days is the term used to describe the first and second day of unemployment when you are entitled to compensation from your employer instead of benefits from CA.  

A full G-day in 2022 amounts to DKK 893, and in 2023 it amounts to DKK 911.

A partial G-day in 2022 amounts to DKK 447, and in 2023 it amounts to DKK 456.

This is the rate we apply if, for example, you have had income from uncontrollable work which must be deducted from your benefits. uncontrollable work could be, for example, if you are paid per project or assignment instead of by the hour.

In 2022 the rate is 259,80, and in 2023 it is 268,63.