Child benefits

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

Newcomer Service

Newcomer Service

Consultant Zivile Petronyte

+45 29 10 62 76


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 here.


Benefits are paid out four times a year.


To find out whether you are entitled to receive child benefits and how to apply, contact Udbetaling Danmark at +45 70 12 80 62.


Read more about child benefits at

If you have any further questions or need help with your application, feel free to contact:

Borgerservice (Citizen Service)

Østre Stationsvej 15
5000 Odense C
Tel: +45 66 13 13 72

Opening hours:

Mon:   10:00 - 16:00

Tues:  10:00 - 15:00

Wed:   10:00 - 15:00

Thurs: 10:00 - 17:00

Fri:      10:00 - 13:00