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Barsel.dk reimburses private employers who pay salary to employees during maternity/paternity leave and compensation to those of you who are self-employed or private entrepreneurs and will be going on a maternity/paternity leave.

Both the reimbursement and compensation are in addition to the maternity/paternity benefits you can get from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration.

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Reimbursement amounts available

To receive reimbursement the employee’s hourly wage must be at least DKK 116.47. The maximum of DKK 204,26/hour will be paid when the hourly wage is at least DKK 197,35. If the hourly wage is below DKK 197.35, the reimbursement will accordingly be less.


Pay contribution

As a private employer you are either fully covered, partially covered or not covered by Barsel.dk. The contribution rate for Barsel.dk depends on how you are covered.



From 1 January 2021, you can get more paid out when going on maternity/paternity leave as a self-employed person or a private entrepreneur.