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Free membership for students

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Student, apprentice or trainee? Then you have the opportunity for a free membership of Min A-kasse

Here are five good reasons to become a member of Min A-kasse 

1. Free student membership and benefits from day one

If you are a student and under 30, you can join Min A-kasse - completely free! If you've been a member for at least a year when you graduate, you can receive unemployment benefits from day one. Read the conditions for free membership at the bottom of this page. 

2. Free lectures and workshops

As a member of Min A-kasse, you have the opportunity to attend exciting lectures and workshops. For example, we have workshops on networking, lectures with good advice and preparation for job interviews and much, much more. In addition, you can regularly find lectures and workshops with external speakers such as Morten Vium, who is an expert in LinkedIn, and many others.

3. Advice and guidance for those who dream of opening their own business

Do you dream of opening your own business when you graduate? And do you need to get to grips with the legislation so you don't end up with no money in your pocket if the income doesn't flow in once the business is open? Then you've come to the right place. At Min A-kasse, we have several employees who are experts in self-employment and self-employed secondary employment.

4. Individual career advice from job consultants who know your labor market

At Min A-kasse you can get job and career advice from job consultants who are experts in the job market. Job consultants who can help you with advice and know-how on everything from your job search, application and CV to skills clarification and stress coaching.

5. Free e-books on everything from job search to unemployment benefits

At Min A-kasse, we've written several small books on everything from job searches to unemployment benefit rules - described in a way that ordinary people can actually understand. Our "compasses", as we call them, exist in both e-book format and in physical form. As a member of Min A-kasse, you get free access to them all - both in physical and e-book format.

Read about the conditions to get your free membership below.

Conditions for free membership

If you're under 30 and have at least one year left of your studies, you can become a free student member and receive benefits from day one when you graduate. 

By being a member for at least one calendar year, you can avoid the first month's quarantine. If you have previously been on unemployment benefits, you may be able to fall back on your previous benefit entitlement. 

Conditions for exemption from payment of membership fees:

Free membership for those under 30 years old

Free unemployment fund membership

  • You must be enrolled in a vocational program or a program that entitles you to admission as a graduate in an unemployment insurance fund - i.e. a program with a minimum duration of 18 months.
  • Your total income from employment, SU, SVU or similar must not exceed the increased maximum unemployment benefit rate (DKK 294,806 per year). 
  • You must not receive support under the Active Social Policy Act or similar.
  • Exemption from paying membership fees applies from the day Min A-kasse receives your application.
  • The membership fee waiver can be granted for up to 5 years and ends when you turn 30 or when you are no longer in education.
Free membership for those over 30 years old

Free unemployment fund membership 

  • You are undergoing vocational training that entitles you to enroll as a graduate in an unemployment insurance fund and pay early retirement contributions.
  • An adult apprenticeship contract has been signed between your employer and the job center.
  • Your total income from employment, SU, SVU or similar during the program does not exceed the increased maximum unemployment benefit rate (DKK 294,806 per year) or the student salary.
  • You must be eligible for unemployment benefits before you start your education:
  • If you are new to the unemployment benefit system, we look at your income. You are entitled to unemployment benefits when you have had an income of DKK 263,232 (2024) reported to SKAT's income register within the last three years (we can include a maximum of DKK 21,936 per month).
  • You must have been a member of the unemployment fund during the period.
  • If you are already in the unemployment benefit system, you earn a new right through working hours. This means that within the last three years you must have either had 1,924 working hours that have been reported to SKAT's income register. We can only count those where you have been a member of an unemployment insurance fund.
  • You must be enrolled in - and pay into - the early retirement scheme.
  • You must not receive support under the Active Social Policy Act or similar.
    Exemption from paying membership fees applies from the day Min A-kasse receives your application
  • The fee waiver can be granted for up to 5 years and ends when you are no longer in education.
Graduate rights - what you need to remember as a recent graduate

Your graduate rights are important

To obtain graduate rights, you must apply for admission to Min A-kasse within 14 days of graduation.

It is important that you exercise your rights within the deadline, even if you are working after the program has ended. If your graduation date has changed, you must notify us. You can read more about the rules for recent graduates here.

 

High school education does not entitle you to unemployment benefits as a recent graduate

You won't get graduate terms here

Please note that upper secondary and vocational upper secondary education does not provide vocational qualifications. Therefore, a high school diploma, an HH degree or equivalent education cannot give access to graduate membership in an unemployment insurance fund or free membership.

Why should I choose Min A-kasse?

Become a member of Min A-kasse for only 506 DKK/month.

Join online or by phone at 70123782