Working in Denmark may be one of the best things that ever happened to you and your family. You are getting the chance to improve the quality of life that you live. And yet the best is yet to happen. When you start working in Denmark, you’d be glad to know that you become automatically eligible for child care benefits. However, if your child is yet to come to Denmark, you can apply for it in advance and convert child care services into paid work leaves.
However, the child care benefits for immigrants working in Denmark have a few particular requirements that you must be able to be meet. You may apply for child care services only when you meet these:
If you share the custody of the child with your partner, not necessarily that you live with the partner. As long as you have a declaration of a joint custody, you may avail of the child benefits.
If you can show documents that you are indeed related to the child. This may be the birth certificate of the child or a court-signed order declaring you as related to the child.
If you are a citizen of these recognized partner countries: Norway, Switzerland, Iceland or any other European country for that matter. You may apply for child benefits even if your child does not live in Denmark.
You should have worked on the following duration of time. In addition, you must be able to comply the following:
Have worked at least six months to be able to avail of 25% of the total benefits
Have worked for at least a year to be able to avail of 50% of the total benefits
Have worked for at least 1.5 years to be able to avail of 75% of the total benefits
Have worked for at least 2 years to be able to avail of 25% of the total benefits