According to our collective agreements, you are entitled to full or partial leave without pay, see section 42 of the Danish Social Services Act, if you have a mentally or physically disabled child under 18 who is living at home.
Both you and your employer pay full pension contributions in the leave period.
Will I receive cover for loss of earnings?
The local authority may cover full or partial loss of earnings pursuant to section 42 of the Social Services Act if it is deemed necessary that you care for your child under 18 in the home or must accompany him or her to, for instance, treatment and control at a hospital.
The physical or mental function of your child must be substantially and permanently impaired, or the child must suffer from serious, chronic or long-term illness. Whether it is considered necessary and desirable that you care for your child in the home is a specific assessment.
The cover for loss of earnings must compensate for the earnings you lose by giving up work in whole or in part. Generally, the most recent, usual gross salary forms the basis for how lost earnings are calculated.
If you applied for cover for loss of earnings after 1 January 2011, there is a ceiling on the monthly gross payment, irrespective of whether you have worked full time or part time.
As of 1 January 2017, the payment ceiling is DKK 29,918 per month.