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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 231,920 in 2021).

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 231,920 in 2021).

How much can you receive?

You can receive up to DKK 204,26 per hour in total:

Maternity/paternity Benefits - Udbetaling Danmark
Compensation - Barsel.dk
Up to DKK 120.54 per hour (2021 rate)Up to DKK 120.54 per hour (2021 rate) Up to DKK 78.74 per hour (2021 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 231,920 in 2021). 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 Income
250.000 Kr.
300.000 Kr.
350.000 Kr.
400.000 Kr.
Amount per week (2021)
Maternity/paternity benefits from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration4.460 kr.4.460 kr.4.460 kr.4.460 kr.
Compensation from Barsel.dk348 kr.1.309 kr.2.271 kr.3.098 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 Mother
To The Father/co-mother
Shared 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 Parents
To 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 maternity/paternity benefits for self-employed people or private entrepreneurs is from a fixed contribution that must be paid once per year.

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 231,920 - 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 in the fall of 2021

The first time you will need to pay is in October 2021

You will receive a collection order from Barsel.dk in your personal digital inbox in the fall of 2021 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 1,225 per year (2021 rate).

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.

Contribution

The financing of maternity/paternity benefits for self-employed people or private entrepreneurs is from a fixed contribution that must be paid once per year. See here if you need to pay the contribution:

You Must Pay The Contribution
You Do Not Have To Pay The Contribution
Your annual income from self-employment exceeds the maximum unemployment benefit amount (DKK 231,920 in 2021).Your annual income from self-employment exceeds the maximum unemployment benefit amount (DKK 231,920 in 2021). You have an annual income from self-employment that is lower than the highest unemployment benefit amount (DKK 231,920 in 2021). If you are both self-employed and an employee and your salary from being someone else’s employee in your tax assessment notice is higher than your annual income from self-employment.

You will receive a collection order in the fall of 2021

The first time you will need to pay is in October 2021. You will receive a collection order from Barsel.dk in your personal digital inbox in the fall of 2021 if you need to pay contributions to Barsel.dk. You therefore do not need to take any action yourself until you receive the collection order.

How much do you need to pay?

If you meet the conditions for having to pay contributions to Barsel.dk, you will be sent a collection order for a contribution once per year. Each year prior to the collection order being sent out, Barsel.dk will use your latest tax assessment notice to see if you meet the conditions for needing to pay. The contribution from self-employed people or private entrepreneurs is the same as what employers pay to Barsel.dk for their full-time employees. The contribution rate is DKK 1,225 per year (2020 rate).

Legislation etc.

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

Opdateret 16.11.2021

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