This means you are not automatically insured against unemployment.
You can take out unemployment insurance with an unemployment insurance fund (a-kasse), which are private associations related to the trade unions and other professional organizations.
It is an important point that you do not need to be a member of a trade union in order to become a member of an unemployment insurance fund.
You can become a member of an unemployment insurance fund if you are between 18 and until 2 years before you reach your old age pension age and reside in Denmark (or another EU/EEA country and work in Denmark). You can become a member either:
A list of all unemployment insurance funds can be found here (in Danish only).
Further information about unemployment insurance can be found here.
If you have signed up for unemployment insurance at an unemployment insurance fund, and have been a member for at least one year you are entitled to unemployment benefits. It is, however, a prerequisite that you have worked at least 52 weeks within the past three years.
Ansvarlig redaktør: Rikke Østergaard Ishøy