Disbursement of frozen holiday pay

Disbursement of frozen holiday pay

A majority of the Danish Parliament has decided that there will be an option to have three weeks’ frozen holiday pay paid out in autumn 2020. You can have three weeks’ frozen holiday pay paid out if you have been employed and your holiday pay has been frozen for the period 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020. You must request disbursement of your holiday pay at www.borger.dk. You must submit your request for disbursement of your holiday pay before 1 December 2020. The amount will be disbursed within 10 days of you submitting your request.

If you were employed as a researcher under the normal holiday scheme with researcher taxation, it may be a good idea - as part of your request for disbursement of holiday pay -, to contact the Lønmodtagernes Feriemidler fund on tel.: +45 7012 8085 (Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:00) in order to ensure that the frozen holiday pay will not be fully taxed when the amount is disbursed. 

If you have a permanent position as well as an hourly-paid employment at Aarhus University (eg. PhD employees), only the frozen holiday pay from your hourly-paid employment will be disbursed. If the amount disbursed therefore is not the right amount, you should write to borger.dk/feriemidler or call them and ask them to make a new calculation. Lønmodtagernes Feriemidler will then collect payroll data from the Danish Customs and Tax Administration (Skat), calculate the amount manually and send a new message to you in e-Boks.

If you have been covered by the previous concurrent holiday scheme for researchers etc., you will not have frozen holiday pay, as your holiday has been available as concurrent holiday. Therefore, you do not have any holiday pay due. If you have requested and received frozen holiday pay anyway, this is due to an error at borger.dk, because it has not been possible for them to see that you were covered by the concurrent holiday scheme. In the beginning of 2021, you will therefore be asked to pay the money back when Aarhus University has reported the frozen holiday amounts.

In general, you must be aware that the disbursement is based on a fictitious calculation of 12.50% of the salary qualifying for holiday pay for the period from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020. Therefore any paid holiday taken during this period will not have been deducted. In general, the disbursed amount will therefore be too high, and the excess amount will be deducted when the last two weeks are disbursed. .