Terminated during parental leave while working in Denmark

Who should you notify if your job in Denmark is terminated while you live in Sweden and receive parental benefits from Denmark? And who should you notify if your job in Sweden is terminated while you live in Denmark and receive parental benefits from Sweden? Read the answer below.

Terminated while on parental leave and living in Sweden

If your job in Denmark is terminated while you are on parental/maternity leave in Denmark, the change has no consequences. Udbetaling Danmark will continue to pay benefits for as long as you comply with the conditions, i.e. you must have worked for the last 13 weeks before you went on parental leave. You notify Udbetaling Danmark of the change. 

If you are unemployed when your parental leave ends 

If you are unemployed when your parental leave in Denmark ends, you must register with the Employment Service in Sweden from your first day of unemployment.

If you are a member of an unemployment fund when your job in Denmark is terminated, you should continue your membership of the Danish unemployment fund for the duration of your parental leave. When your parental leave is over, you must change to a Swedish unemployment fund, and it is then important that there is no gap in membership. 

Remember to update your preliminary income assessment (forskudsopgørelse)

You should also remember to update your preliminary income assessment when you change from income from employment to parental benefits, as it has an impact on the size of your allowance (fradrag). 

If you are on parental leave from your Swedish job and live in Denmark

When your job in Sweden ends, you must draw parental benefits so that it counts as a cash benefit. This is necessary to avoid losing your entitlement to Swedish social insurance if you live in Denmark and have been working in Sweden. It is important that there is no gap between your last working day and the day you draw parental benefits. Contact Försäkringskassan at Øresunddirekt’s information centre in Malmoe to learn how it affects you in your specific situation.

Contact Øresunddirekt

 

If you are unemployed when your parental benefits stop

If you are unemployed when your parental benefits in Sweden stop, you must register at a Job Centre in Denmark from your first day of unemployment. If you are a member of an unemployment fund when your job in Sweden is terminated, you should continue your membership of the Swedish unemployment fund while you receive parental benefits. When your parental leave is over, you must change to a Danish unemployment fund, and it is then important that there is no gap in membership.  

Do you have any questions about parental leave and termination in connection with work in Denmark?

To find out if you comply with the conditions for maternity/parental leave in either of the two countries, you can contact Udbetaling Danmark or Försäkringskassan at Øresunddirekt’s information centre in Malmoe.

 

Remember! If you are a cross-border worker and contact an unemployment fund in Sweden or Denmark, you should ask to talk to their EU case handler.