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Factsheet for measure DK-2020-40/1245 – measures in Denmark
|Country||Denmark , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 October 2020 – 31 October 2020|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
|Author||Carsten Jørgensen (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||05 October 2020 (updated 15 October 2020)|
The payment is paid out as part of the Danish economic relief package in response to the Coronavirus crisis. The payment is part of the political agreement on 15 June 2020 where the Danish Government and a large majority of the political parties in the Parliament agreed to phase out the compensation schemes and replace them with a recovery package that will boost the Danish economy after the Corona crisis.
The one-time payment of DKK 1,000 will automatically be paid out to those who have received either pensions benefits, labour market benefits such as unemployment benefit and educational benefits such as the State Educational Grant (SU).
To receive the one-time payment of DKK 1,000 the citizen must have received all or part of his/her benefit for the period of 1 April to 30 April 2020. It does not matter on which date the citizen received the benefit, as long as the benefit was payed out for the month of April.
The one-time payment cannot be used to recover public or private debt.
About 2.2 million citizens will automatically receive the one-time payment of DKK 1,000 during October 2020.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Other groups of 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), One-time payment for welfare beneficiaries, measure DK-2020-40/1245 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/DK-2020-40_1245.html
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