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How parental benefit is divided between the parents during parental leave if only one of the parents is covered by Danish legislation on social security

SCENARIO 1

·         Only one of the parents is covered by Danish legislation on social security

·         The parents do not live together

·         The child lives together with the parent who is covered by Danish legislation on social security

If the above conditions are met, parental leave for a maximum of 32 weeks can be paid to the parent who is covered by Danish legislation on social security according to Danish legislation on parental leave.

SCENARIO 2

·         Only one of the parents is covered by Danish legislation on social security

·         The parents do not live together

·         The child lives together with the parent who is not covered by Danish legislation on social security

If the above conditions are met, parental leave for a maximum of 16 weeks can be paid to the parent who is covered by Danish legislation on social security according to Danish legislation on parental leave.

SCENARIO 3

·         Only one of the parents is covered by Danish legislation on social security

·         The parents live together

If the above conditions are met, parental leave for a maximum of 16 weeks can be paid to the parent who is covered by Danish legislation on social security according to Danish legislation on parental leave.

SCENARIO 4

·         Documentation from the parents that the other parent – in the period between the 14th and the 46th week after the birth of the child or reception of the child, is on public welfare during parental leave for a shorter period than 16 weeks

If the above documentation is present, paternity benefit during paternity leave can be paid to the parent, who is covered by Danish legislation on social security for an additional number of weeks. However, the total parental leave of the parents with public benefits between the 14th and the 46th week after the birth of the child or the reception of the child cannot exceed 32 weeks.

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