How much you will get depends on the age, family
circumstances, fortune and marital property, if the deceased was married. The
benefit is paid out as a lump sum, that you do not have to pay taxes off.
the deceased was 18 years or older
deceased was 18 years or older, you can receive a maximum of DKK 11,650 (2021)
in funeral benefits.
depends on the deceased’s fortune:
- If the deceased leaves behind children under the age of 18 or a
spouse, the funeral benefit will be reduced, if the total asset value of the
deceased or the spouse on the day of the death exceeds DKK 38,950 (2021). You
will not be eligible for the benefit, if the total fortune exceeds DKK 50,600
the deceased does not have children under the age of 18 or a spouse, the
funeral benefit will be reduced. You will however not be entitled to the
benefit, if the deceased’s assets exceed DKK 19,550 (2021). You will not be eligible for the benefit, if the total fortune exceeds DKK 31,200 (2021).
Examples of assets include:
in a bank
deeds and market value of bonds and shares
- value of shares in cooperative housing associations
- shares and investment certificates
- one-off payments as a result of the death - one-off
payments are included in the assets, even if the amount is paid out after the
Any expenses related to the funeral – undertaker fees, gatherings, catering etc. – are not included in the asset statement.
If the deceased was born
before 1 April 1957
deceased was born before 1 April 1957, you can receive at least DKK 1,050 in
funeral benefits regardless of his or her assets.
If the deceased was under
the age of 18
receive DKK 9,750 (2021) in funeral benefits if the deceased was under the age