Social security and benefits in Denmark

social security and benefits in Denmark

Denmark ensures outstandingly high social security level and provides several benefits to the residents in the country.

In the Scandinavian country the maternity leave is beneficial both for mothers and fathers: parents are entitled to a total of 54 weeks leave. Public sector employees receive full payment during this period. Child allowance is payed after every children until the age of 17. Possibly these are playing big role why was Denmark chosen as the best country for woman to live in.

Employees are entitled for 5 weeks of paid holidays in a holiday year, which is from 1 May to 30 April.

Sickness benefit in Denmark provides full payment during the first 14 days of illness. After 14 days the employee receives 90 percent of their salary or a maximum of DKK 3,016 per week for a maximum of 1 year period. You can read more about the whole procedure here.

No wonder why Denmark notes the first place regarding benefits for employees in Glassdoor’s research.


If you are interested in hearing more about working conditions in Denmark or about open medical positions in Scandinavia feel free to contact our consultants for free.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Martin Pairone says:

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    1. Medicolink says:

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