Barsel.dk

Barsel.dk

Self-employed

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.

Compensation

See if you can receive compensation from Barsel.dk.

Who can get compensation?

You can get compensation if you meet one of these three conditions:

Upon birth
  1. the child is born on 1 January 2021 or after

  2. you get maternity/paternity benefits as a self-employed person or private entrepreneur from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration

  3. you have an annual income from self-employment that is higher than the maximum unemployment benefit (DKK 232,180 in 2022).

Upon adoption
  1. the child is adopted on 1 January 2021 or after

  2. you get maternity/paternity benefits as a self-employed person or private entrepreneur from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration

  3. you have an annual income from self-employment that is higher than the maximum unemployment benefit (DKK 232,180 in 2022).

How much can you receive?

You can receive up to DKK 209,16 per hour in total:

Maternity/paternity benefits - Udbetaling DanmarkCompensation - Barsel.dk
Up to DKK 120.68 per hour (2022 rate)Up to DKK 88.48 per hour (2022 rate)

Your annual income has an impact on how much you can get in compensation from Barsel.dk. Your annual income must be higher than the highest unemployment benefit amount in order to get compensation from Barsel.dk (DKK 232,180 in 2022). It is Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration that calculates your annual income, which is the determining factor in how much you can get in compensation. Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration calculates your annual income, etc. on the basis of your tax assessment notice from the Danish Tax Agency.

Contact Udbetaling Danmark - Public Benefits Administration

Examples: Compensation per week

Your annual income250.000 kr.300.000 kr.350.000 kr.450.000 kr.
Amount per week (2022)
Maternity/paternity benefits from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration4.465 kr.4.465 kr.4.465 kr.4.465 kr.
Compensation from Barsel.dk342 kr.1.304 kr.2.266 kr.3.274 kr.

Period of compensation

Below you can see which weeks of your maternity/paternity leave you can get compensation for from Barsel.dk. Please note that you can get maternity/paternity benefits from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration for more weeks than you can get compensation from Barsel.dk.

Upon birth

To the motherTo the father/co-motherShared between both
4 weeks prior to expected birth2 weeks’ paternity leave after birth (inside the first 14 weeks)25 weeks’ shared leave
2 weeks after birth3 weeks after the paternity leave (must be taken before the child reaches the age of nine)

Upon adoption

Both parentsTo one of the parents/Shared between both
4 weeks before receiving the child abroad4 weeks before receiving the child abroad 2 first weeks after receiving for one of the adoptive parents
1 week before receiving the child in Denmark2 weeks for the other adoptive parent (inside the first 14 weeks)
3 weeks after the first 2 weeks (must be taken before the child reaches the age of nine)
25 weeks of shared leave that can be exchanged between the mother and father/co-mother

Apply for compensation

When applying for maternity/paternity benefits from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration via NemRefusion, you will also automatically apply for compensation from Barsel.dk. Therefore, you do not need to take further action to apply for compensation from Barsel.dk.

       Apply for maternity/paternity benefits via NemRefusion

Payment of contributions

The financing of Barsel.dk s is from a fixed contribution that must be paid once per year.

You are obliged to pay contributions to Barsel.dk as a self-employed person/private entrepreneur even though you are not going on maternity/paternity leave and therefore not able to use Barsel.dk.

You must pay the contribution to Barsel.dk if you have a result as a self-employed person or private entrepreneur for the latest concluded income year that exceeds DKK 232.180 (2022 rate) (231,920 in 2021) - and if you do not have a side-job as a salaried employee in which you earn more than you do from self-employment.

You will receive a collection order once a year

You will receive a collection order from Barsel.dk in your personal digital inbox in October if you need to pay contributions. You therefore do not need to take any action yourself until you receive the collection order.

Subsequently, you will receive a collection order once per year.

How much do you need to pay?

The contribution rate is DKK 1,350 per year (2022 rate). (DKK 1,225 per year in 2021)

Each year prior to the collection order being sent out, Barsel.dk will assess whether you need to pay contributions based on your annual tax assessment notice. It is the result on your annual tax assessment notice for the most recent concluded income year as a self-employed person or private entrepreneur that serves as the basis for the assessment. If Barsel.dk assesses that you need to pay, you will receive a collection order in October when Barsel.dk has received your annual tax assessment notice from the Danish Tax Agency.

If you need to pay contributions, this does not mean that you are entitled to receive compensation from Barsel.dk.

See here if you can receive compensation

The contribution from self-employed people or private entrepreneurs is the same as what employers pay to Barsel.dk for their full-time employees.

Repayment

Do you need to pay back compensation you have received from Barsel.dk? This is because Barsel.dk has recalculated your compensation on the basis of new information.

Barsel.dk pays you compensation on the basis of the information available at the time of processing the payment. It can therefore happen that Barsel.dk receives new information at a later date concerning:

  • that the entirety or part of your previously received compensation should have been paid to your employer

  • that your hourly rates have been adjusted

  • that part of or the entirety of your previously received compensation should have been paid to the other parent (as self-employed) or to the other parent’s employer.

The information is from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration which calculates your annual income, and this is the determining factor in how much you can get in compensation.

Reasons for why you need to repay money

Here you can see the types of situations that may result in you having to pay back compensation you have received.

Grief leave

As a parent, you may be entitled to up to 26 weeks of leave with unemployment benefits from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration if you lose a child. This is called ‘grief leave’. In addition, you may also be entitled to a payment from Barsel.dk for up to 26 weeks (which can be distributed between the parents). The duration of the payment depends on how much maternity/paternity leave you or, if relevant, the other parent of the child has previously taken. In other words, if you were on leave before the child died, these weeks will be deducted from the total number of weeks that you can be paid for during the grief leave. You qualify for a payment if:

  • you are receiving unemployment benefits during grief leave from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration

  • you lost the child before it reached the age of 32 weeks

  • you or, if relevant, the other parent has not already taken the leave.

See how long you can get a payment

How to apply

When applying for unemployment benefits from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration during a grief leave, you will also automatically be applying for a payment from Barsel.dk. The amount is paid out each month.

See here how much you can get

Apply for maternity/paternity benefits during grief leave from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration

Legislation etc.

Here you can find legal guidance relevant to Barsel.dk and read about how we process your personal data.

Legal guidance

How Barsel.dk processes your personal data

In the following, you can learn more about what data Barsel.dk processes, how we process the data and your rights in that connection.

Read more about the processing of your personal data

Updated 01.09.2022

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