How much is a Danish pension?

In Denmark, the public pension consists of two tiers. The first tier provides a universal income to people over the age of 65. This pension is paid to anyone that meets its qualifications, regardless of a retiree’s contributions. As of 2019, the maximum amount a person could receive was DKK 75.924 (US$11.504).

What is the average pension in Denmark?

The basic amount is DKK 6 237 per month or DKK 74 844 per year, equivalent to around 18% of average earnings. There is an individual earnings test which means that the basic pension will be reduced if earned income exceeds DKK 322 500 (approximately 3/4 of average earnings).

How do I find my pension in Denmark?

You can calculate your pension and figure out how much money you have for your retirement at is a site in Danish. When you use your NemID to log on, you can calculate your pension.

Are Danish pensions taxed?

Distributions from the pension scheme are not taxable in Denmark if the individual is not liable to taxation as a resident at the time of distribution.

What age can you start working in Denmark?

are an employee; have reached the age of 16; work in Denmark or are posted by a Danish employer to short-term work abroad; work at least 9 hours a week or receive a number of social benefits (transfer income).

What happens to my pension when I leave Denmark?

If you relocate abroad If you relocate outside Denmark permanently, you can have your pension savings disbursed even if you have not reached retirement age. You must pay a tax to the Danish state of 60 percent, which will be deducted from the disbursement.

How do I apply for the Danish pension?

You must apply to your municipality for a personal supplement. If you live outside of Denmark, you must apply for the supplement by contacting the local health insurance found or the social authorities in the country where you live.

Do you pay tax pension?

Pension payments are tax-free after age 60: Any super benefits, either pension or lump sum, paid to you after age 60 are tax-free.

When can I retire in Denmark?

State pension age

Date of birth Public retirement age
1 January 1955 – 30 June 1955 66½
1 July 1955 – 31 December 1962 67
1 January 1963 – 31 December 1966 68
1 January 1967 or later 69 (depending on future indexations)

What kind of pension system does Denmark have?

Denmark created a multipillar system, consisting of an unfunded social pension scheme, occupational pensions, and voluntary personal pension plans.

Can a Danish citizen take his pension to another country?

If you are a Danish citizen or a citizen of an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you can generally take your pension with you to another Nordic country. You must apply to Udbetaling Danmark to take your pension abroad. You cannot take your Danish pension with you to the Faroe Islands or Greenland.

Which is the largest of the supplementary pension schemes?

The largest of the supplementary pension schemes is the Labor Market Supplementary Pension Fund, Arbejdsmarkedets Tillaegspension, or ATP. This pension’s payout is determined by the contributions made by the individual.

How much do you have to pay into ATP in Denmark?

Contributions to ATP are mandatory for employees aged 16 to 65 who work more than 9 hours a week. Employers are also required to make payments. The required contributions are set by a fixed sum. As of 2014, for a full-time employee, the required payment was DKK 3240 a year.