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Frozen holiday allowance – how much have you accrued and how much is owed to you?

Many people have already received the first three weeks of their frozen holiday allowance, and an agreement has been made on the payment of the remaining two weeks. Now you will get a statement of what you have accrued in total.

By Katrine Findsen, , 12/17/2020

Billions of the Danes’ frozen holiday allowance have already been disbursed before the deadline for the first three weeks on 1 December. Initially, however, it’s a payment on account, but when you receive your December payslip, you will see how much money SDU reports to the fund Lønmodtagernes Feriemidler.

The frozen holidays and holiday allowance have been accrued in the period from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020.

SDU has therefore calculated both holidays and holiday allowance for this period, which will be reported to Lønmodtagernes Feriemidler no later than 31 December 2020.

On your payslip for December 2020, the calculated amount will appear and will be displayed as follows:

Code Text on payslip Holiday allowance % rate Amount payments Amount deductions
5025 Frozen holiday allowance 12,50 e.g. DKK 12.345,67
9525 For Lønmodtagernes Feriemidler 12,50 e.g. DKK 12.345,67

Check the amount

You will receive a comprehensive statement at the beginning of 2021 from Lønmodtagernes Feriemidler. In this letter, you will be asked to check the information that your employer has reported to the fund, i.e. the amount on your December payslip.

It can be tricky to check the amount, but as a general rule, take your salary qualifying for holiday allowance from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 as a starting point. Start by finding out how much holiday you have taken during that period. You can check this on Deduct paid holidays taken in Krone value – what is your salary for 25 days’ holidays or 10 days’ holidays, for example, if this is the number of days off you have taken? That amount must be deducted from the part of your salary that qualifies for holiday allowance as you don’t accrue any holiday allowance while on holiday. Then deduct 12.5 per cent of the remaining amount and you have the value of your frozen holiday allowance.

Remember to deduct the amount you may have already received. This gives you an amount corresponding to the last two weeks of frozen holiday allowance.

If you (also) need a little calculation help, you can find a good calculator at Dataløn, which can help you make the calculation. The calculator does not show the exact amount but will give you an idea of whether the amount on the payslip is correct. Employees who joined SDU on 1 September 2020 or later do not have frozen holiday allowance from SDU but may have outstanding money from a previous employer.

Payment of the remaining amount

On Wednesday 2 December 2020, a broad political agreement was reached that employees may receive the last up to approximately two weeks of their frozen holiday allowance. Those who have not withdrawn any of their holiday allowance can withdraw up to five weeks of holiday allowance at once.

The parties agree that the payment must take place from March 2021, which is the earliest possible time that the frozen holiday allowance can be calculated and paid.

You will not receive a message from SDU about this payment (nor did you the last time around), so please keep up with the news for more information on when the money can be paid.

Get to know more:

    You can find more information on

    If you have any questions, please write to the Payroll Office’s mailbox:

Editing was completed: 17.12.2020