Dagpenge after maternity leave ends

Hej, I am I doubt if I can apply or not for dagpenge after my maternity leave ends....
I am an EU citizen and member of a kasse since oct. 2016 and I have been working since June 2016 for the same company  with 25h/week contract, and in 2018 I got pregnant.In October 2018  my doctor decided that is better to take partial sick leave (due to pregnancy related problems), and from 1st of December I went to full sick leave for 2 months until my maternity leave started in February 2019. I have been to maternity leave  until now (paid 6 months by my employer).My question is : if I quit my job now... for many personal reasons....can I get dagpenge?
Thanks in advance ☺️
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1 Answer



yes you can get dagpenge, because/if:

  • you pay to A-kasse,
  • have been member for over 1 year, and
  • have earned at least DKK 238,512 before tax, during the last 3 years (in total),

The maternity leave just pause everything/extends the 3 years period where you must have earned DKK 238,512. The 6 months maternity leave paid by your employer counts in this sense as normal salary.

However, you must be aware that if you quit your job your self, then you will get a 3 week quarantine.

If you receive dagpenge, you must be available for the labor-market. If your pregnancy related problems still is current, it will be a probem to get dagpenge, if you are not considered to be available for taking a job with one day notice. If thats the case, then it is probably not dagpenge, you should apply for, but sygedagpenge or some other social assistance.

Best regards,

Anders Weber, www.a-kasser.dk