I am going to graduate this June from a university in Denmark; I am an EU citizen (German); I am currently a member of an a-kasse as a student now.
After my graduation, I would like to take a few months off, just to relax. In several of your answers, I read that
- after graduation, I need to register as a graduate (get graduate status) in my A-kasse BEFORE I leave Denmark and go on holiday, and no later than 2 weeks after graduation.
- my waiting period ("karensperiode") starts the day from when I am approved for dagpenge as a graduate in my A-kasse.
- graduates with a waiting period are not required to register at the Jobcenter (Jobnet.dk) before the month has passed.
- When I am registered with graduate status I have up to 2 years to begin to spend my right to unemployment benefits (dagpenge"). So by this option I only register as a graduate - but don't register as unemployed and don't receive dagpenge.
That way, I can graduate in June, register as a graduate within 2 weeks, but can relax for (up to) 2 years before registering as unemployed, correct?
Now I have 3 more questions I couldn't find an answer to:
1. Do I then already have meetings with either A-kasse or Jodcenter in Denmark?
2. Do I need an address in Denmark at any time BEFORE registering as unemployed (i.e. while in "graduate" status)?
3. AFTER registering as unemployed at the danish Jobcenter (Jobnet.dk), can I directly start my 3-month period of looking for a job in another EU country (Germany, my home country) and begin to receive my unemployment benefits from Denmark ? Or do I first need an address in Denmark - and if so, when and for how long?
Thank you for your help Anders, and have a great day!