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Information about A-kasse and Dagpenge

In Denmark there are 22 Unemployment Insurance Funds.
Danish unemployment insurance funds (in Danish: A-kasse) are private non-profit institutions that are supported by the state.

You need to be a member of an A-kasse to be eligible for Unemployment benefits ("Dagpenge"). However it is not enough to be a member, also other requirements apply.

Of the 22 A-kasser some only take members from certain occupations/within certain professions.
Some others are in principle open for anyone, but target specific groups of employees, examples are "CA A-kasse" (individuals with business-related higher education) and AJKS (journalists).

The rest are interdisciplinary and accept any employees or self-employed as members. This means that no matter your profession you can apply for membership with these A-kasser.
In the table below you will find those interdisciplinary A-kasser where it says "anyone" in the column "for whom".

If you want to quickly find the cheapest A-kasse, you can find a list sorted by price here. However please be aware that the cheapest A-kasser are only for those working within specific professions or having specific educations.

Are you in doubt about which A-kasse suits your job/education best, then you can have a look at our list over the typical members in the different A-kasser.

A-kasse For whom Price
per month
2022
Pros and Cons Has an office
in these
cities
Members dev. in 2021/
Members as of 01/01/22
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FTF A-kasse
FTFa A-kasse is the cheapest interdisciplinary A-kasse FTFa A-kasse is the cheapest interdisciplinary A-kasse
Anyone 468 Pros: is cheap, best A-kasse, has few complaints, TrustScore 4,2/5
Cons: no Union
Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg, Herning, Kolding and Næstved +2.2%
149,753
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online

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Ase A-kasse
ASE offers A-kasse with cheap legal assistance for both employees and the self-employed ASE offers A-kasse with cheap legal assistance for both employees and the self-employed
Anyone 514 Pros: TrustScore 4,4/5, cheap union, high quality in guidance Copenhagen + meeting places by appointment -2.3%
139,456
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online

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DFH A-kasse
Anyone 486 Pros: DK's cheapest A-kasse with Union, best price trends, and most new members Esbjerg, Kolding, Herning, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense, Ringsted, Copenhagen and Hillerød. +10.3%
158,300
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Min A-kasse
Anyone 490 Pros: cheap
Cons: no Union
Aalborg, Aarhus, Fredericia, Næstved, Copenhagen and Odense -0.9%
89,046
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3F A-kasse
Some
profes-
sions
524 Pros: Strong Union (if you buy Union together with A-kasse)
Cons: is expensive
3F has branches throughout the country -1.2%
221,473
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MA A-kasse
Anyone 502 Pros: Targets long-term higher education, expert in new forms of work
Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Odense +3.2%
80,652
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HK A-kasse
Some
profes-
sions
517 Pros:TrustScore 4,3/5
Cons: has some complaints
HK has branches throughout the country -1.9%
185,918
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online

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A-JKS
Journa-
lists
468 Pros: has few complaints, good price trends, is cheap
Cons: no Union
Copenhagen and Aarhus 0%
24,861
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online

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DSA
Some
profes-
sions
451 Pros: DK's cheapest A-kasse, has few complaints, good extra wage-insurance
Cons: no Union
Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, Fredericia +0.1%
95,946
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online

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BUPL-A
One
profession
One
profes-
sion
470 Pros: is cheap, has few complaints, good price trends BUPL has branches throughout the country -0.6%
59,581
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DLF-A
One
profession
One
profes-
sion
475 Cons: bad price trends, has some complaints 5 byer, bl.a. Copenhagen, Aalborg, Aarhus -1.1%
71,043
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SL A-kasse
One
profession
One
profes-
sion
473 Pros: good price trends
Cons: has many complaints, TrustScore 3,0/5
10 cities, including Copenhagen, Aarhus, Esbjerg, Odense -0.2%
36,025
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TL A-kasse
Some
profes-
sions
516 Cons: has many complaints, bad price trends, TrustScore 2,3/5, expensive wage-insurance 9 cities, including Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense -3.4%
22,732
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FOA A-kasse
Some
profes-
sions
519 Cons: has some complaints, is expensive, bad price trends, TrustScore 1,7/5 FOA has branches throughout the country -1.5%
135,708
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METAL-A
Some
profes-
sions
522 Pros: has few complaints
Cons: is expensive, bad price trends, expensive wage-insurance
METAL has branches throughout the country -1.3%
68,073
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Din faglige A-kasse
Some
profes-
sions
521 Pros: fewest complaints of all A-kasser
Cons: An expensive A-kasse
12 cities, including Copenhagen, Aalborg, Aarhus -1.1%
37,088
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NNF A-kasse
Some
profes-
sions
527 Cons: is expensive, has some complaints, expensive wage-insurance 13 cities, including Copenhagen, Ringsted, Rønne +0.5%
16,625
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A-kassen LH
ManagersMana-
gers
480 Pros: Targets managers, TrustScore 4,2/5 Copenhagen + meeting places by appointment in 6 cities +1.8%
120,769
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Frie
Anyone 498 Pros: Cheap A-kasse with Union, good extra wage-insurance, TrustScore 4,7/5 Odense + meeting places by appointment -1.4%
40,016
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Akademikernes
A-kasse
Akademik.
A-kasse

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AcademicsAcade-
mics
467 Pros: Targets academics, is cheap, good extra wage-insurance 7 cities, including Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense +2.9%
277,340
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KRIFA
Krifa A-kasse and Trade Union
Anyone 505 Cons: has lost members for the last 5 years 14 cities, including Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense -2.1%
157,452
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CA A-kasse
Busi-
ness
505 Cons: One of the more expensive A-kasser Aalborg, Aarhus, Kolding, Odense, Gentofte +0.1%
67,093
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Number of members are from Styrelsen for Arbejdsmarked og Rekruttering's annual estimates of the number of members. Students with free membership are included.

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A-kasser

FTFa A-kasse

The cheapest A-kasse in the category "Open for Anyone"
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Det Faglige Hus

Denmark's cheapest A-kasse with trade union
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ASE

Cheap A-kasse and HR Law for the self-employed
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Main topics about A-kasse

Transferring periods of work and insurance from another EEA Country As an EU citizen you can transfer acquired rights from Unemployment Insurance between EU contries. Be aware that there are some requirements and deadlines that are important to meet. And you have to use a PD U1 Form. Read more here..
Transferring unemployment benefits Under certain conditions you can go to another EU country to look for work and continue to receive your unemployment benefits from the country where you became unemployed. And you have to use a PD U2 Form. Read more here..
Unemployment benefits ("dagpenge") Remember you have to be member of an A-kasse for 1 year before you can claim Unemployment benefits ("dagpenge"). And you must meet the income-requirement. Read more here..
International graduates Graduates in Denmark can get Unemployment benefits from the first day after graduation, if they have been member as student of an A-kasse for at least 1 year. Read more...
Residence Card If you are a non-EU citizen you must have a residence Card which allows you to take any job with one day notice. This is because you must be available for the labor market for being eligible for unemployment benefits ("dagpenge").
Membership fee In Denmark many people are member of both A-kasse and trade Union. Especially for the Union membership there are significant difference in price for membership.