Factsheet for case DK-2020-10/634 – Updated – measures in Denmark
|Country||Denmark , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 March 2020 – 30 June 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Income protection beyond short-time work
– Extensions of income support to workers not covered by any kind of protection scheme
|Author||Carsten Jørgensen and Maria Hansen (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research) and Eurofound.|
|Case created||15 April 2020 (updated 19 July 2021)|
Increased access to unemployment benefits and sickness benefits due to COVID-19: In order to mitigate the negative consequences that the spread of COVID-19 can have on unemployed and sick pay recipients, the government and all the parties of the Parliament agree to provide easier conditions for unemployed and sick pay recipients in the coming temporary period.
The legal references are "LOV nr 274 af 26/03/2020" and "LOV nr 275 af 26/03/2020".
Unemployment benefit recipients will have increased access to unemployment benefit as the period from 1 March to 31 May does not count in the unemployed seniority. However, the person must be a member of the unemployment insurance fund during the period.
The right to sickness benefit will be extended for three months. Persons who have received sickness benefit for more than 22 weeks during the period from 9 March to 9 June, in the nine preceding calendar months, i.e. when the reassessment date and cannot extend the payment of sickness benefit in accordance with the existing extension rules.
Suspension of G-days: Employer's payment of unemployment benefit (G-days) to employees who are covered by a division of work or returned home is suspended.
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2020), Increased access to unemployment benefits and sickness benefits, case DK-2020-10/634 (measures in Denmark), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.