Working in Denmark
Got a job in Denmark? Find out how to get a CPR number and a bank account.
Social security if you work in Denmark
Being affiliated with the social security system of a country means that you are eligible for benefits such as parental allowance, sickness benefit and other benefits in that country. If you work full-time in Denmark and live in Sweden, you follow the general rule that you are affiliated with the system in Denmark, the country in which you work.
Social security when working in both Denmark and Sweden
A person is only entitled to social security in one country. According to the general rule, this is in the country where you physically perform your work. If you have a job in both Denmark and Sweden at the same time, your social security affiliation depends on how much you work in each respective country.
Open a Danish bank account – when working in Denmark
When you start working in Denmark, you should open a Danish bank account in order to be paid, as your Danish employer usually cannot pay your salary into a Swedish account. Do it as soon as possible so you can get your salary. It is important that your bank account is a NemKonto.
Child care when you work in Denmark
There are no rules in Denmark that match the Swedish rules about care for a sick child (VAB). This means that you are not always entitled to paid leave to look after a sick child. Many employment contracts nevertheless allow employees to stay at home one or two days with a sick child while receiving full pay.
Working from home due to coronavirus/covid-19 does not affect your social insurance
Øresunddirekt have been informed that Försäkringskassan and Udbetaling Denmark has agreed on an exemption from the normal social insurance regulations. The agreed upon exemptions includes rules guiding which country a cross-border commuter should be insured in and in what country the employer pays employer contributions.