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Help for Families with Children Staying at Home

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posted on 2023-11-06, 21:19 authored by Mary DalyMary Daly, Sunwoo RyuSunwoo Ryu, Ertugrul PolatErtugrul Polat
According to the introduction of Help for Families with Children Staying at Home (hjælp til familier med hjemsendte børn), a benefit was provided for parents whose children were sent home from school or childcarecare institutions if the children were found to be infected with COVID-19 or in close contact with infected people

History

Country

Denmark

Policy Area

Parental leave

Measure

Paid parental leave

Eligibility

Parents of children infected or in close contact with COVID-19; must meet the conditions (e.g. employment requirements) of the Maternity Act for entitlement to unemployment benefits

Type

Cash (social insurance)

Start / Announced Date

29/09/2020

End Date

28/02/2022

Amount

10 days on maternity benefits per child in the period 1 January to 31 March 2021 (Maternity benefits amount to 90% of previous earnings, up to a monthly benefit ceiling of EUR 2,590)

Total Cost

N/A

Recipients

Parents

Route to the child

Indirect

Sources

Kvist, J. (2021). ESPN thematic report: social protection and inclusion policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis - Denmark. Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?pager.offset=5&advSearchKey= ESPN_covid2021&mode=advancedSubmit&catId=22&policyArea=0&policyAreaSub=0&country=0&year=0 Eurofound (2021) Assistance for families with children at home during COVID-19, measure DK-2020-40/1704 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin. Available at: https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/DK-2020-40_1704.html

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