Family Assistance

Information about the support and allowances available to parents in Denmark…

Child and youth allowance

Parents who are tax resident in Denmark receive child and youth allowance (Børne- og ungeydelsen, also called børnecheck). This is paid automatically every three months into a NemKonto account (an account specifically designated to receive payments from the public sector). The amount paid depends on the child's age and is paid until the child turns 18.

To find out about eligibility and how to claim for child allowances, contact the local authority (kommune).

  • Find out more about different allowances for parents (in Danish)

Family support

Special support, such as counselling, educational support for children with special needs, and family therapy is available from local municipalities.

The National Council for Children (Børnerådet) is a watchdog that protects the rights of children and offers information and advice.