Your housing benefit depends on your income. At the end of the month Udbetaling Danmark calculates whether you have received the housing benefit that you are entitled to. The calculation is based on information about your income from The Danish Tax Agency.
Each month Udbetaling Danmark will recalculate your housing benefit if your income has changed.
If the change in income means that you have received too much or too little in housing benefit, the amount will automatically be deducted from or added to your housing benefit for the following month.
Your housing benefit are still being calculated once per year
Your housing benefit are only adjusted if your income increases or decreases by more than DKK 800 in a month and if this results in your housing benefit changing by more than DKK 200.
Therefore, your housing benefit will also be calculated once per year. Udbetaling Danmark will then send you a letter with a statement of your housing benefit for the entire year.
If you stop working, this may impact your housing benefit
If you resign or loose your job, you need to be aware of the fact that your employer will transfer your holiday pay to FerieKonto. The holiday pay will also be reported to The Danish Tax Authority. This means that the holiday income will be counted as income for the month - even though you have not received the money yet.
Subsequently you may receive less in housing benefit.
When you later receive the holiday pay, it will not be counted as income.