Unemployee benefits

I am working in the university for several years.
I might not be able to renew my contract for next year (my current contract is finishing in this December) so I would like to know if there is a way to have unemployee benefit from now somehow.
My contract was supposed to be renewed for at least until next year so I did not apply to A-Kasse.
I went to the A-Kasse website and It seems that I won’t be able to have any benefit because i was not a member. but I don’t know the detail of the system in Denmark so it would be nice if you could let me know about it.
Is there any way to get the benefit, for example if i could pay the cost for the past 10 month or etc..
Thank you for your help and time.
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1 Answer



as an wage-earner the only option you have is what you have already found out...that you need to have been member of an A-kasse for at least 1 year and also have worked 1 year during this membership period.

The requirement about work is actually an income-requirement. It says that must have earned at least DKK 228,348 (in 2018) during the last 3 years (in total) for full-time insured.

You can read more about the requirements for being eligible for Unemployment benefits here:

It is not possible to pay membership fee for previous period. You can only start paying from the time you apply for membership.

Best regards,

Anders, www.a-kasser.dk