Get help about Unemployment Insurance in Denmark
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Hi, I would like to know whether I fulfill the requirements for dagpenge as a newly graduate from a joint degree program.  I am currently residing in Lyngby and I will graduate from DTU (and Aalto university) at the end of July 2020.
Overall, my education lasted 2 years, with the first year spent in another nordic country, and the second year completed at DTU. I was in Denmark at least one day before the official start of my education _in Denmark_ (which lasted two semesters).
According to this, do I qualify for dagpenge, even though I was not here at the beginning of the 2 years of Masters?
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Hi,

no you do not meet the requirements for dagpenge from a danish A-kasse.

The requirements says that you must complete an education of at least 18 months/3 semestre, and that you stayed/lived in Denmark right before the start (of the 18 months education) and again at latest 2 weeks after graduation.

This means that it is ok to complete the education in another country than Denmark, but you can not - like you have - start the education in another country and (only) finish the education in Denmark.

If you have completed a bachelor in Denmark before starting master, and you were living in Denmark before starting the bachelor, and if you have not used graduate rights in A-kasse based on the bachelor, then there is a chance that the bachelor and master can be regarded as one full education. If thats the case, then I will recommend you to ask an danish A-kasse about your right to dagpenge.

Whether you have right to Unemployment benefits as graduate in Finland, is depending on the local finish unemployment insurance legislation.

Best regards,

Anders Weber, www.a-kasser.dk
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