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What other forms of social support/welfare should I know about? (Buddy systems, etc.) Who is eligible? How does someone apply?

There are different social benefits available in Denmark depending on your situation. You can ask the municipality (The citizen service) if you qualify for other social benefits.

You can get housing benefits if you are renting an apartment or house. The amount depends on your situation (primarily your income, the number of children in the household and parameters) and the apartment. You can apply here mceclip0.png.

To be eligible for unemployment benefits you must have a permanent address. You must also be looking for a job. You can apply for benefits at the citizen service here mceclip0.png.

When you are granted unemployment benefits you will weekly be called in for conversation/interviews with a job adviser at the โ€œJobcenterโ€ in order to get you employed.

Parents may be entitled to for a financial daycare subsidy (fripladstilskud), which may reduce or entirely cover the parental contribution, provided the parents meet the conditions in the Day Care Act with regards to this.

The headquarters of the United Volunteer Organizations in Denmark is located in Denmark: Support Ukraine mceclip0.png, hotline +4555270192.

Where you can get essentials:

Jylland:

1) Viborg, 8800, Preislers Plads 7, entrance to the right to the basement

  • Items are provided free of charge with a passport.
  • Opening hours: Monday and Wednesday, 16:00 - 19:00

2) Horsens, 8700, Weileway 13

  • Opening hours: daily from 13 to 19 hours
  • Only women's and children's clothes and shoes are available in the warehouse

Zealand:

1) 2800, Lyngby, Firskovvej 31

  • Items are provided free of charge with a passport. Please have a list of necessary items and sizes.
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 16:30

2) Rรธde Kors Boutique 2730, Herlev, Herlev Hovedgade 125

3) 2700, Castrup, Amager Strandway 390

Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, 10:00 - 15:00

Free legal assistance of UA Support mceclip0.png for refugees from different countries.

Are there any social benefits I can claim such as child support?

Yes, child support is available.

Amounts differ widely depending on personal circumstances and are detailed here mceclip0.png.

There are two types of benefits: child benefits are available to all, and child allowance is reserved for single parents. Please see more information here mceclip0.png.

Are there any social benefits for pregnant and nursing women?

Maternity/paternity benefits compensate for income you do not get when you are on maternity leave

Maternity benefits are benefits that you have the possibility of getting as compensation for the income which you do not get when you are on maternity leave. Your possibility of obtaining maternity benefits depends on your affiliation with the labour market, meaning if you are:

  • a salaried employee on maternity leave
  • an unemployed person on maternity leave
  • self-employed on maternity leave or
  • students and newly qualified on maternity leave.

Maternity benefits are administered by Udbetaling Danmark (Public Benefits Administration).

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How can I meet and socialize with other Ukrainians in a similar position?
Are there specific social supports available to me if I am elderly?

There are no special social benefits for elderly refugees from Ukraine. But you can ask the following organizations for help:

Red Cross mceclip0.png - large organisation that helps in Ukraine and for refugees coming from Ukraine to Denmark.

Lastivka mceclip0.pngย - Ukrainian organisation in Denmark for Ukrainians.

You can receive disability benefits. Contact the local municipality or the citizen services. Many will have a Disabled Peopleโ€™s Organizations Denmark (DPOD) branch or other disability support services there mceclip0.png.

See more information from your local municipality, Disabled Peoples Organization mceclip0.png and Danish Disability Council mceclip0.png.

Are there specific social supports available to me if I have a disability?

You can receive disability benefits. Contact the local municipality or the citizen services. Many will have a Disabled Peopleโ€™s Organizations Denmark (DPOD) branch or other disability support services there mceclip0.png.

See more information from your local municipality, Disabled Peoples Organization mceclip0.png and Danish Disability Council mceclip0.png.

You can ask the following organizations for help:

Red Cross mceclip0.pngย - large organisation that helps in Ukraine and for refugees coming from Ukraine to Denmark.

Lastivka mceclip0.pngย - Ukrainian organisation in Denmark for Ukrainians.

How can I help others? What volunteering organisations could I join?
How can Ukrainians apply for a Ukrainian pension abroad?

According to the Ministry of Reintegration, Ukrainians who were forced to go abroad due to the war can now send an application for the appointment or renewal of a pension by mail.

An application for the appointment (renewal) of a pension can be sent to any territorial body of the Pension Fund of Ukraine, regardless of the person's place of registration.

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