Factsheet for case DK-2020-11/624 – Updated – measures in Denmark
|Country||Denmark , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 09 March 2020 – 08 June 2020|
|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 (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research) and Eurofound|
|Case created||15 April 2020 (updated 23 July 2020)|
The outbreak of corona virus has already had major financial consequences. Many self-employed people face major challenges, and this requires further initiatives. Therefore, has the government together with all the parties in the Parliament passed a new temporary compensation scheme for the self-employed.
The companies must apply for compensation on the Danish Commerce Agency's corporate portal for companies. The scheme is managed by the The Danish Business Authority.
The legal reference to the scheme is BEK nr 332 af 01/04/2020.
Self-employed, freelancers and other companies with a maximum of 10 full-time employees may receive temporary compensation for lost revenue due to coronavirus / covid-19.
To apply for lost revenue compensation, it requires:
State compensation is 75% of the revenue loss, however, a maximum of 23,000 kr. per month corresponding to the rates in the salary compensation scheme for salaried employees agreed with the social partners in the tripartite agreement.
The compensation may amount to up to DKK 34,500 per month, if the self-employed has a spouse employed.
Self-employed or small businesses can receive maximum compensation for three months from 9 March until 9 June. It is a requirement that the company does not have more than 10 full-time employees.
|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), Temporary compensation scheme for self-employed persons, case DK-2020-11/624 (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.