Your unemployment insurance fund have to pay your sickness benefits the first two weeks of your absence. In order to obtain sickness benefits, you must report sick on the first day of your illness. You do this by using the digital self-services, Jobnet.dk or by contacting the job centre or your unemployment insurance fund.
If you do not report your illness on time, you do not have the right to sickness benefit before you have registered your absence/illness. However, in some cases, where there is a valid reason for the late report, you may have the right to sickness benefit from the start. A valid reason could be that due to health reasons, for instance a hospital stay.
If your illness last more than 2 weeks, you can get sickness benefits from the municipality.
After the first 2 weeks, your unemployment insurance fund will have to submit a notification of your illness via Nemrefusion. After this, you will receive an information letter as Digital Post in your digital mailbox accompanied by relevant forms that you have to fill out online. You must complete the forms online by the deadline specified in the information letter.
You can find the relevant forms by following the link in the information letter or in Mit Sygefravær. If your unemployment insurance fund does not submit the notification in NemRefusion, you will not receive an information letter in your digital mailbox. In this situation, you will need to contact your municipality of residence yourself. You will need to apply for sickness benefits no later than 3 weeks after the first 2 weeks of sickness. In order to access your Digital Post, Jobnet.dk and MitSygefravær, it is necessary to log on with the digital signature, MitID.