Members of Denmark’s ‘a-kasse’ unemployment system will not be refunded contributions by the state if they lose eligibility for cover under new rules set to be phased in from January 1st.
The rule changes in question relate to eligibility for unemployment insurance payouts, dagpenge in Danish, for which a monthly fee is paid to a provider known in Denmark as an a-kasse .
Payouts to a-kasse members are funded in part by the state and in part by membership fees.
Under current rules, citizens of non-EU and EEA countries with permission to reside in Denmark must have been a-kasse members for one year and have worked full-time in Denmark for one year in order to qualify for the unemployment insurance.
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