Frozen holiday funds and maternity/paternity

Here you can get an overview of how you get paid your frozen holiday funds during maternity leave.

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If you have applied for payment of frozen holiday funds earned in the period 1 September 2019 - 31 March 2020, where you have also been on maternity leave during this period, the employer may have calculated holiday pay incorrectly.

Frozen holiday pay must be calculated from the full usual salary, even if you received partial pay during maternity leave or only the employer's pension contribution.

The reason is that you would have been entitled to full-paid holiday at the time you wanted to take the holiday, even though at the time of earning the holiday you only received partial pay.

The holiday pay must be calculated on the basis of the usual salary for the last 4 weeks before the commencement of leave with partial pay.

During the period of your leave where you only received maternity benefit, you have not earned holiday pay.

You have received a statement of your accrued holiday pay at the beginning of 2021, and if you can see from the statement that your employer has not calculated holiday pay from your usual full salary during your leave, you should bring the error to the attention of the Lønmodtagernes Feriemidler (

It is your employer who must correct the amount, and you must therefore contact your employer.