Policy Document

Act on the amendment of the Act on Family Allowance for Children and the Advance Payment of Children’s Subsidies and the Act on the Child and Youth Allowance (Law 1398 of 23 December 2012)






Family & Children


Family Allowances

Main implications

Single adopters are given the right to the special child allowance (effective 1 January 2014). Single women with children born following assisted reproductive treatments are no longer exempt from eligibility for the special child allowance. The act specifies that foreigners residing in Denmark who were granted asylum or possess residence permits as refugees are not eligible for the special child allowance (effective 1 January 2013).

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

Single adopters, self-elected single mothers, asylees, and refugees.

Target group


Types of benefits guaranteed by this document


Read the Law

Original full text source in native language

Lovtidende A: Lov om ændring af lov om børnetilskud og forskudsvis udbetaling af børnebidrag og lov om en børne- og ungeydelse (Særligt børnetilskud til selvvalgte eneforsørgere og tilpasning af optjeningsprincippet for ret til børne- og ungeydelse og børnetilskud); Ministeriet for Børn, Ligestilling, Integration og Sociale Forhold; Social- og Integrationsmin., j.nr. 2012-8292

Original full text web source in native language


Comments & Clarifications

This amendment gives self-imposed single parents (primarily women) the right to an allowance that was previously reserved for non-voluntarily single providers.


Lene Tølbøll
Department of Sociology and Social Work
Aalborg University

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Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2014): Policy: "Law on the amendment of the Law on Active Social Policies, the Law on State Education Grants, the Law on Child Allowances and the Advance Payment of Child Allowances, and other laws (Law 894 of 4 July 2013)" (Information provided by Lene Tølbøll). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].