Can I apply for A kasse if unemployed ?

I studied in Denmark for 2 years but left school before graduating, im in Denmark for 3 years and had different part time jobs in the meanwhile, with some breaks in between. Is it possible to apply for A kasse now, while being unemployed and get benefits 12 months after working ? Is the income of 200, 000 ( something ) DKK  in the last 3 years that makes someone eligible reffering to the money earned also before applying to A kasse or only after becoming a member ?
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Hi,

you can become member of an A-kasse, also if you are unemployed.

But normally it gives no meaning to become member as unemployed, because - as you say your self - you must be able to meet the income-requirement. The income-requirement says that you must have earned/have had an income of at least DKK 233,376 (in 2019) during the last 3 years (in total). Only income earned during membership-periods can be included.

The most jobs will give you sufficient salary/income to meet the income-requirement in 1 year. And for being eligible for dagpenge there is also a requirement of minimum 1 year membership (up to the date you apply for dagpenge).

So normally people become member when they get a job, and then they will be eligible for dagpenge after 1 year.

Best regards,

Anders Weber, www.a-kasser.dk

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