Taking Holiday using Feriekort from previous employer

I have been getting full time unemployment benefits since oct 2017, I have 25 days right to go for holiday from previews employer which they have sent me on e-boks but the holiday rest amount is not so much. Since I am getting around 14000 kr as a regular full time benifit from a-kasse, and I dont want to use feriekort because of less amount around only 4000 kr. Is it compulsory to take holiday and use feriekort from previous employer? Can’t I skip it?  
Thank you and I hope for your answer.
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no it is not compulsory to take holiday. And if you feel you don't need holiday, then you can skip it, and just keep receiving unemployment benefits ("dagpenge").

If you don't take a holiday before the holiday year expires on April 30, 2019, you can not receive your holiday money. Holiday-money can not be transferred to the next holiday year.

If you nevertheless decide to take holiday/get the money from your feriekonto, be aware that:

If you try to get the money from your feriekonto paid out, the A-kasse will be informed, and they will deduct the days in your unemployment benefit.

Off course the right way would be to inform the A-kasse if you decide to take holiday, because they will find out anyway.

The rules say that you must inform your Jobcenter at latest 14 days before going on holiday. The A-kasse will automatically get this information from your Jobcenter.

Best regards,

Anders Weber, www.a-kasser.dk

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