If you follow specific rules you are allowed to receive unemployment benefit from one of the Danish A-kasser at the same time you run a small business.
However, there are rules you must to meet before A-kassen pays out unemployment benefits - and you must be a member of an A-kasse.
Overall, you should be able to follow these rules in order to receive unemployment benefits:
You are available to full-time work. It involves, among other things that you can participate in the activation programs the Jobcenter and A-kassen provide, no matter how much time you spend on your business on the side.
Do not start your company without having made a written agreement with your A-kasse about what you can and cannot do in your business. Please contact youâ€™re a-kasse and get clear information about your options.
As an entrepreneur it can feels like walking on a knife´s edge to meet the
You could also view the possibility of receiving unemployment benefits and at the same time being able start a business as a cheap way to finance your future life as an entrepreneur. It might be easier than to borrow money in the bank, pay interest and pay back.
Do you get cash assistance from the municipality (e.g. kontanthjælp), do not start the business. If you do, you lose your kontanthjælp.
If you do not receive money from the public Danish system you are a free
person and can start all the companies you want without asking anyone for
If youâ€™re not doing the things that you love, then your life is not worth living. What are you here for?
– King Sidharth, indisk iværksætter