Welcome to AAK
The Danish unemployment benefit scheme is a voluntary insurance
scheme. This means that it is the responsibility of the individual
to join an unemployment scheme and thus be insured against
Please read our folder "English Quick Guide for
Academics" about what is up and down in the unemployment
Download the folder here.
If you are not a member of an unemployment scheme, you will not
be entitled to unemployment benefit in the event of unemployment.
Instead you will have to apply for social security benefit from
your local municipality (kommune).
Danish unemployment funds are private associations and AAK is
the largest unemployment benefit scheme for academics.
We would be pleased to welcome you as a member.
In this section of our website, you will find a short
presentation of AAK and the services you are entitled to as a
The rules governing non-Danes' entitlement to cash
benefits/start-up assistance are complex and we recommend that you
seek further information from your local authority. You can
also visit EURES' website, eures.dk, where you will find information in
English on working and living conditions in Denmark.
You can read about the most important rules that apply to
membership and unemployment benefit. As not all rules have been
translated into English, it is important that you contact us for
more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please contact us, if you have other questions.
You can also visit Workindenmark, where you will find information
in English on working and living conditions in Denmark.
Not all information on aak.dk's Danish sections has been
translated into English. If, for instance, you decide to use Google
Translate or another translation tool to read more of aak.dk's
Danish sections, you should be aware that electronic translations
are not legally valid. In other words, you cannot use a Google
translated document directly as some items may have been
inaccurately translated in relation to current legislation.