Newly unemployed

As 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 on 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 CV meeting with us. It is important to do no later than two weeks after registrering as unemployed. We will look at your CV and you will get a message from us when it is approved.

In order to get your CV approved, it is important that you describe:

  • Which jobs you are applying for
  • Your qualifications (you must fill out the field even though it is not a required field on
  • Your previous jobs
  • Your contact information, which should as a minimum include your postal code and your phone number, so that employers can see where you live and can contact you.

2.     Fill out 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 out “Min Plan” before the CV meeting

Within the first couple of days as newly unemployed you will receive information about the time and location of your first meeting with us - the CV meeting. 

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 CV meeting is to provide you with inspiration to create 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 the Guide for unemployed members

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

5.     Use our offers as a help to land your next job

You can book a one-on-one meeting with one of our career counsellors. At the meeting, you can get feedback on your CV or an application, or you can get inspiration for your job search. You can book a meeting at Mit AKA.

Inspiration and tools to help you in your job search

As a member of Akademikernes A-kasse you have access to online courses in English with tips and inspiration you can use when applying for jobs. Some of our online courses are followed by workshops where you can practice the competencies you have learned in the courses. 

With our CV and Application Design Tool you can personalise your CV and application. It is easy and intuitive to use - with sections you can combine to best target the position you are applying for.

We regularly offer events in English where you can meet organisations and companys interested in hiring academics.