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Child benefits

Families with children from 0-18 years old receive child benefits in Denmark. .

Child benefits

As a foreigner working in Denmark, you can receive child benefits provided that you meet the following criteria:

  • You share custody of the child
  • You can document that you are related to the child
  • You are a citizen of an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, or Lichtenstein, if your child does not live in Denmark.

In addition, you must have worked or lived in Denmark for a certain period within the past 10 years. Please see the requirements and read more about child benefits on lifeindenmark.dk.


Benefits are paid out four times a year.


If you have any further questions or need help with your application, book an appointment at Borgerservice.

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