Will I receive pay if my children become sick?

If your child is unfortunate and becomes ill, you can stay home with the child and receive sick leave benefit for the child’s 1st and 2nd sick day, if the child is younger than 14 years. It is possible to receive 10 sick days’ worth of benefit for each child every year if all conditions are met. You do not need a medical certificate, but you need an authorisation from your employer concerning absence and loss of income. You can get an application form from the social office, which is also where you must return it. Sick day benefit is 100% of the wage, however no more than DKK 924 a day – this rate is in effect until 1 May 2019, when the amount will increase together with the hourly wage.