Public benefits when you have been granted an EU residence document by SIRI
What are you allowed to receive and what are you not allowed to receive in public benefits when you have been granted an EU residence document by SIRI?
During your stay in Denmark under EU regulations, you must normally be able to support yourself and any family members financially.
Depending on your grounds for residence, receiving cash benefits or similar benefits regulated by the Active Social Policy Act might affect your right to reside in Denmark.
If you receive such benefits, your right to residence can be terminated, meaning that you and any accompanying family members can lose the right to reside in Denmark.
If you have grounds for residence as a worker in Denmark, receiving the above-mentioned benefits will normally not in and of itself lead to a termination of your right to residence in Denmark. However, if you for a period of time have been unemployed in Denmark, you can lose your status as a worker under EU regulations. If you have lost your status as a worker and receive public benefits, it can have an impact on your right to residence.
It will always be a specific and individual assessment whether receiving public benefits has an impact on your right to residence.
Receiving unemployment benefits (in Danish: dagpenge) or state study grants (in Danish: SU) does not affect your right to reside in Denmark. Likewise, receiving public benefits will not have any impact on your right to residence in Denmark, if you have permanent residence in Denmark.
SIRI cannot in advance assess whether receiving a specific public benefit will affect your right to residence. If you contact us with a question regarding public benefits, we will always refer you to read the general guidelines on this page.