GN 01747.010 Overview of the Danish Social Security System
The Danish Social Security system provides a wide range of benefits including retirement, survivors and disability benefits through two separate programs, which together make up a two-tier social insurance system.
The basic program called the Folkepension (FP) or “Social” pension is a residence-based, non-contributory flat-rate benefit that provides retirement, disability and survivors’ benefits to all qualified individuals of Denmark.
The Labour Market Supplementary Pension (ATP) provides an old-age pension that is based on the length of time a worker contributed to the program and the amount of the contributions. It does not provide for disability benefits.