Unemployment insurance funds in Denmark

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 find these interdisciplinary A-kasser by filtering the column "For whom". If the A-kasse accepts "anyone" as member it is an interdisciplinary A-kasse.

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
2021
Pros and
Cons
Has an office in Members dev.
in 2020/
Members
as of Jan 1, 2021
Online Sign Up/
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FTF A-kasse Anyone 468 Pros: is cheap, good extra wage-insurance, has few complaints, TrustScore 4,3/5
Cons: no Union
København, Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg + 3 (see map) +3.6%
146,584
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Ase A-kasse Anyone 514 Pros: TrustScore 4,2/5, cheap union København + meeting places by appointment -0.7%
142,724
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KRIFA Anyone 505 Pros: TrustScore 4,3/5, Cheap A-kasse with Union 14 cities, including København, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense -0.6%
160,795
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DFH A-kasse Anyone 487 Pros: DK's cheapest A-kasse with Union, best price trends, and most new members 9 cities, including Esbjerg, Aarhus, Brøndby +9.2%
143,542
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Min A-kasse Anyone 490 Pros: best A-kasse
Cons: no Union
6 cities, including København, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense +1.8%
89,887
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Frie Anyone 498 Pros: Cheap A-kasse with Union, good extra wage-insurance, TrustScore 4,8/5 Odense + meeting places by appointment +0.4%
40,580
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MA A-kasse Anyone 502 Pros: Targets high educated, good extra wage-insurance
Cons: has many complaints
København, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense (see map) +9.4%
78,160
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More about MA..
HK A-kasse Some
profes-
sions
514 Cons: has some complaints, TrustScore 2,8/5 HK has branches throughout the country -0.8%
189,423
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More about HK..
A-JKS Journa-
lists
468 Pros: has few complaints, good price trends, is cheap
Cons: no Union
København and Aarhus +1.4%
24,859
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More about AJKS..
DSA Some
profes-
sions
451 Pros: DK's cheapest A-kasse, has few complaints, good extra wage-insurance
Cons: no Union
København, Aarhus, Aalborg, Fredericia +1.2%
95,853
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BUPL-A One
profession
One
profes-
sion
458 Pros: is cheap, has few complaints, good price trends BUPL has branches throughout the country +0.8%
59,947
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DLF-A One
profession
One
profes-
sion
475 Cons: bad price trends, has some complaints 5 byer, bl.a. København, Aalborg, Aarhus -1.0%
71,812
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SL A-kasse One
profession
One
profes-
sion
473 Pros: good price trends
Cons: has many complaints, TrustScore 3,4/5
10 cities, including København, Aarhus, Esbjerg, Odense +0.6%
36,101
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TL A-kasse Some
profes-
sions
514 Cons: has many complaints, bad price trends, TrustScore 3,3/5, expensive wage-insurance 9 cities, including København, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense -2.8%
23,529
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FOA A-kasse Some
profes-
sions
519 Cons: has some complaints, is expensive, bad price trends, TrustScore 2,2/5 FOA has branches throughout the country -1.1%
137,825
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More about FOA..
AKA Some
edu.
467 Pros: Targets academics, is cheap, good extra wage-insurance 7 cities, including København, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense +5.6%
269,510
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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, expensive wage-insurance, TrustScore 1,7/5
3F has branches throughout the country -0.5%
224,216
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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 -0.1%
68,935
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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 København, Aalborg, Aarhus +3.0%
37,519
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More about FA-K..
NNF A-kasse Some
profes-
sions
522 Cons: is expensive, has some complaints, expensive wage-insurance 13 cities, including København, Ringsted, Rønne +3.7%
16,539
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A-kassen LH ManagersMana-
gers
480 Pros: Targets managers, TrustScore 4,3/5 København + meeting places by appointment in 6 cities +2.4%
118,624
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More about LH..
CA A-kasse Busi-
ness
505 Cons: One of the more expensive A-kasser Aalborg, Aarhus, Kolding, Odense, Gentofte +3.0%
67,016
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More about CA..

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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