Support in connection with birth, maternity and naming, including christening

You can apply online for support in connection with birth, maternity and naming, including christening

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If the parents of a child are not living together at the time the child is born, the mother will be entitled to have a proportion of her expenses relating to the birth reimbursed by the other parent. Birth support is a lump sum of DKK 861 (2020).

You and the other parent can draw up an agreement concerning birth support yourselves. You do not need to involve the Agency of Family Law in the agreement. If you are unable to reach an agreement, you can apply for birth support from the Agency of Family Law.

If you have agreed the amount that is to be paid, you and the other parent can draw up an agreement concerning birth support yourself.

You do not need to involve the Agency of Family Law in your agreement.

If you are unable to reach an agreement, you can apply for birth support from the Agency of Family Law.

If the parents of a child are not living together at the time the child is born, the mother will be entitled to have a proportion of her expenses relating to the period two months before and one month after the birth reimbursed by the other parent.

The support amounts to DKK 1,499 (2020) and is paid over three months.

You and the other parent can draw up an agreement concerning support for the mother around the time of birth yourself. It is a good idea to establish a written agreement.

The support is normally paid over three months - two months before and one month after the birth.

Normal support amounts to DKK 1,499 per month (2020).

When you draw up an agreement yourself, you do not need to involve the Agency of Family Law.

If you are unable to reach an agreement, you can apply to the Agency of Family Law for support for your maintenance around the time of the birth.

If the parents of a child are not living together at the time the child is born, or separate soon after the birth, the mother will be entitled to have a proportion of her expenses relating to the naming or christening of the child reimbursed by the other parent.

Naming/christening support is a lump sum which has been set to DKK 1,253 (2020).

You can draw up an agreement concerning naming/christening support yourselves. It is a good idea to establish a written agreement. If you are responsible for the agreement yourselves, you do not need to involve the Agency of Family Law. If the parents are unable to reach agreement, the mother can apply to the Agency of Family Law for naming/christening support.

The agency will then decide whether you are entitled to the support.

If the Agency of Family Law receives your application within no more than two months after the event which triggered the support, we will determine the support that is payable.

Possible events which trigger entitlement to support include:

  • birth of the child
  • conclusion of the paternity case, if this case was initiated in connection with the birth of the child. 

If support determined by the Agency of Family Law is not paid on time, you can apply to Udbetaling Danmark to ask them to pay the support.Based on your support decision, Udbetaling Danmark will pay an advance on the support, i.e. before it is paid by the parent that is responsible for paying the support.

The same conditions apply to support which is paid in advance.

You must arrange for the collection and advance payment of naming/christening support yourself.

The Agency of Family Law determines and adjusts special support, while Udbetaling Danmark collects special support and, where appropriate, pays advances on such support.

When do you contact the Agency of Family Law? 

Contact the Agency of Family Law if you have any questions regarding the support decision or the amount of support.

When do you contact Udbetaling Danmark?

If you have any questions regarding collection of the support, contact Udbetaling Danmark on tel. 70 12 80 62 or via Digital Post to ‘Familieydelser’ (Family services).

If you disagree with the decision made by the Agency of Family Law concerning support, you can appeal against it. Enclosed with the decision, you will receive guidance on how to appeal. 

The Agency of Family Law must receive your appeal no more than four weeks after you received the decision.

Last updated: 12 December 2020