Getting pregnant while getting unemployment benefits.

In my knowledge when you give birth the udbetaling DK paying the benefits. But is it true that the benefits would be the same as before?  Because in A-kasse webpage it is written that:
Nyuddannet m/forsørgelsespligt
Fuldtid kr./md.
So isn't this means that the benefits will be higher since you have dependancy?
in A-kasse for graduates by

1 Answer


yes it is correct that it is "Udbetaling Danmark" that will be paying maternity leave benefits.

However since you are member of an A-kasse, and are entitled to unemployment benefits from the A-kasse, you should contact your A-kasse and tell that you are going to maternity leave.

The A-kasse notifies "Udbetaling Danmark", which sends you a letter to you with Digital Post ( You digitally confirm that the information from your a-kasse is correct.

Normally you will get the same amount in maternity leave benefits (as you got in Unemployment benefits), however when you give birth (goes on maternity leave) your benefit will be higher, because you will have dependant child. As you mention it will be DKK 15.470 per month.

Best regards,

Anders Weber,