Newly unemployed

As a newly unemployed you have to inform your local job centre about your status and apply for unemployment benefits with us.

At Akademikernes A-kasse, we are responsible for paying you your unemployment benefits. We also place great emphasis on giving you the best foundation for finding a job as soon as possible.

There are a number of things you need to do in order to receive benefits and get started in your job search. We have put together a guide to help you through your first couple of weeks as an unemployed academic.

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All letters from Akademikernes A-kasse will be sent to your personal inbox in our self-service portal. When you receive mail in your inbox, you get a notification email. It is therefore important that you keep your personal email address updated in the self-service portal.

If you click on “Log på” in the upper right hand side of our webpage, you can log on to our self-service portal.

1.      Register as unemployed and create your CV at

On the first day as unemployed you have to register at, and you need to remain registered as unemployed in order to receive benefits.

At you also have to create your own CV before the welcome meeting with us - and at last within the first two weeks as unemployed. We will look at your CV and you get a message from us when it is approved.

In order til get ypur CV approved, it is important that ypu describe:

  • Which jobs you are applying for
  • Your qulifications
  • Your previous jobs
  • Your contact information; As a minimum your postal code and your phone number, so that employers can see where you live, and can contact you.

2.      Fill in an unemployment form in our self-service portal

To be eligible for benefits, you need to fill in and send a declaration of unemployment (ledighedserklæring) as soon as possible.

We will receive information about your income from the Danish income register.

3.      Fill in “Min Plan” before the welcome meeting

Within the first couple of days as newly unemployed you will receive information about the time and location for your welcome meeting. The meeting can be rebooked up to 2 days after you receive the letter.

Please fill out Min Plan at Mit AKA with information about your job search before the meeting. This gives us the opportunity to guide you based on your wishes and plans.

Our goal with the welcome meeting is to provide you with inspiration for creating a targeted job search plan and information about how we can collaborate in the process. At the meeting we will also tell you about the most important unemployment benefit rules, so you can focus on your job search.

4.      Follow Guide for unemployed

You probably have many questions about the rules and job search, therefore we have collected all the rules you need to know when you are unemployed in Guide for unemployed members

5.      Book career meetings, workshops and events

While unemployed, you must attend regular meetings at both your local job centre and Akademikernes A-kasse. At some of the meetings with your job centre, you will also meet one of our consultants.

You can book a career meeting whenever you need it. If you do not book any meetings, we will invite you to a meeting when we find it necessary. You can book a meeting through our self-service portal. Here you can also book workshops and events.