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When you work in Denmark for a Danish employer, you automatically have the right to holiday pay.
FerieKonto receives contributions from your employer and transfers them to you when you take your holiday.
In March, FerieKonto sends you a letter informing you of your holiday entitlement. The letter contains a code which you need to use when keying in your holiday dates on the self-service telephone.
When you take holiday, you must enter your holiday dates on FerieKonto's self-service website or telephone.
You will receive holiday pay according to how many days of holiday you use. Use the self-service website or phone +45 70 11 03 03 to receive your holiday pay.
Your holiday pay will be paid into your Easy Account (NemKonto). FerieKonto does not send any information about payments.
Amounts of less than DKK 100 can only be paid into a Danish bank account. FerieKonto is unable to transfer amounts of less than DKK 100 to a foreign bank account and is also unable to issue the amount as a cheque cashable internationally.
If you have accrued less than DKK 1,500
FerieKonto automatically transfers the holiday pay to your NemKonto at the beginning of the holiday year (1 May). You will not receive a letter.
If you have less than DKK 2.250 left in holiday pay when the holiday year ends
FerieKonto transfers the money to your NemKonto at the end of the holiday year (30 April).
You can claim your holiday pay by clicking the link in the green box above.
Your employer calculates your holiday pay. In general, you accrue 12.5% of your salary in holiday allowance. This complies with 2.08 days of holiday for every month that you are employed.
If your employment is shorter than one month or if there are days during a month that you do not accrue entitlement to holiday, you accrue 0.07 days of holiday for each day you are employed.
Your employer deducts tax before payment to FerieKonto.
You accrue holiday pay in the calendar year from 1 January to 31 December. You must take your holiday during the holiday year starting 1 May and ending 30 April.
E.g. if you have earned your holiday between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2011, you must take your holiday between 1 May 2012 and 30 April 2013.
If FerieKonto manages your holiday pay, a letter will automatically be sent to you with information about:
If you have not received a letter, this may be because FerieKonto does not have your current address. You need to notify your change of address with the National Registration Office for FerieKonto to receive it automatically.
It may also be because FerieKonto has not received holiday pay from your employer. Your employer may be registered with a different holiday payments scheme than FerieKonto. Check with your employer which scheme your holiday pay is deposited with.
You can also see you holiday pay online
You can see an overview of your holiday pay on FerieKonto's self-service website
You can see your holiday pay by clicking the link in the green box above.
You have to take your holiday to get your holiday pay.
However, if you are unable to take your holiday for any of the reasons below, you can claim your holiday pay without having to take the holiday.
You can claim your holiday pay if:
Reasons such as severe pressure of work or a change of job are not valid reasons for being prevented from taking holiday.
If you are prevented from taking your main holiday before 30 September, you are entitled to up to 15 days of holiday pay.
If you are prevented from taking holiday before the end of the holiday year on 30 April, you are entitled to holiday pay for any residual days of holiday.
FerieKonto pays out holiday pay after 1 October and 1 May.
How to claim your holiday pay
If you are prevented from taking holiday, simply send the following information to FerieKonto:
You can also choose to transfer the holiday to the next holiday year
You can transfer your holiday to the subsequent holiday year unless your working contract states otherwise.
You can only transfer days that you have accrued more than the first 20 days. Example: If you have accrued 25 days of holiday, you can transfer 5 days to the next holiday year.
In order to transfer your holiday, your employer has to fill out and send a form to FerieKonto no later than 30 September.
You can find a link to the form in the green box above.
Firstly, contact your employer in writing within 3 years from the end of the holiday year. If you are a member of a trade union, we advise you to contact them for assistance.
If your employer has still not deposited, you must act within 3 years from the end of the holiday year. You can either:
Remember to send a copy of the letter to your employer and a copy of your pay slips or final settlement.
Please note that the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment is not obligated to collect holiday pay for you.
If your employer is bankrupt
If your employer is bankrupt, you can forward a claim to Lønmodtagernes Garantifond (LG).
When you leave Denmark and stop working for a Danish employer, you can in some cases get all your holiday pay. This also complies even though you do not take your holiday. However, you have to apply for your holiday pay no later than 6 months after you have left the Danish labour market.
If you live abroad, i.e. you have left Denmark and have deregistered from the Danish National Register of Persons
- and you have a NemKonto, we will transfer your pay into your NemKonto.
- if you have a Danish account other than a NemKonto, we will ask you to contact your bank and request for them to register the account number as a NemKonto.
- if you do not have a Danish account (NemKonto), you must send us a letter with the following information:
Please note that you can only have your money paid into a bank account in your own name. You cannot have the money paid into another person's account.
If you live abroad and you are not registered on the Danish National Register of Persons,
- and you have a Danish account, you must inform us of the registration number and account number at your bank.
- and you do not have a Danish account, but you do have a foreign account, you must send us a letter with the following information:
Your CPR number and your address
The name and address of the bank
A perfect copy of your passport/other identification with a picture
Amounts of less than DKK 100 can only be paid into a Danish bank account. We are unable to transfer amounts of less than DKK 100 to a foreign bank account and are also unable to issue the amount as a cheque cashable internationally.
Please send us the information through your inbox on www.Borger.dk (use your NemID to log in) or send us a letter with your signature. You can attach the letter into our contactform.
If your employment entitles you to paid holiday, you will receive ordinary pay when you take your holiday. It is up to you to make sure that you use up all your days of holiday before the end of the holiday year. If you leave your employment, your employer must deposit any holiday pay due to you to FerieKonto.
If you are paid by the hour, your wages will be deducted for the period in which you take your holiday. You must therefore claim for your accrued holiday pay from FerieKonto. You are NOT entitled to holiday pay while you are receiving wages.
If you are unemployed, you are still entitled to holiday. You must let your unemployment insurance fund (a-kasse) know when you are taking holiday and then claim your holiday pay from FerieKonto. You cannot have your unemployment benefits and your holiday pay paid out at the same time.
If you are prevented from taking holiday because you are on sick leave or maternity leave, you are still entitled to your holiday pay.
Written by FerieKonto