I mean.. I will have to pay for 7 years? How it will be?
I don't know if I join or not.
I am EU but I have only lived about half of the last 12 years in EU.
No, for being eligible for unemployment benefits ("dagpenge") you only have to have been member for 1 year with an A-kasse, you do not need to have paid contribution to A-kasse for 7 years.
The new requirement from January 2019, states that you must have stayed in Denmark or another EU/EEA for 7 out of last 12 years to be able to collect Unemployment benefits. The requirement is not about that you must have paid to A-kasse for some years, it is about that you must have stayed in DK or another EU/EEA country for some years.
However the new rule will, according to the law-suggestion, be phased in over a 3-year period, so the requirement will be:
The requirement must be meet at the time you apply for Unemployment benefits ("Dagpenge").
So, if you come to Denmark after have been living in a non-EU/EEA country for some years, it propably gives no meaning to join A-kasse before about 1 year before you can fulfill the requirement of stay (5/6/7 years out of the last 12 years).
Anders Weber, www.a-kasser.dk