If the father wants to postpone the benefit period for 2 weeks or more due to full time work, he must first have drawn parental benefits continuously for at least 6 weeks. For these 6 weeks, parental benefits may be combined with work.
You may choose to draw parental benefits in combination with part-time work, so-called graded parental benefit.
The mothers 3 weeks before birth and the 6 first weeks after, is an exception. These 9 weeks can not be postponed or graded.
Graded parental benefits make up the difference between part-time work and full-time work. Parental benefit payments are reduced in proportion to how much you work, so that you can distribute your parental benefit payments over a longer period of time. The total amount paid is the same, regardless of whether you claim graded parental benefits or full parental benefits. There is no floor or cap limiting how little or how much you can work.
You may choose to claim graded parental benefits concurrently or separately. If you choose to draw graded benefits concurrently, your combined benefits may not exceed 100 percent coverage. For example, if the father wishes to work part-time and claim graded parental benefits that are not part of the paternal quota, there is a requirement that the mother is also working, in a position equivalent to no less than the percentage of graded benefits the father is claiming. This requirement applies even if the mother has not accumulated any individual parental benefit rights.
If the father wishes to use some of the weeks in the shared period for his leave, there are certain requirements the mother has to fulfil in terms of occupational activity.
You must apply for graded benefits in due time. This also applies if you are applying to change the terms of your graded benefits.
You may have holiday while you recieve parental benefit.
You may choose to concurrently claim up to 150 percent of parental benefits during if you combine 100 percent maternal og paternal qouta with 50 percent the shared period. When you are claiming 100 percent of your quota, the other parent may claim up to 50 percent graded parental benefits from the shared period. For example, if the father is claiming his paternal quota at 100 percent and the mother wants 50 percent parental benefit concurrently, the mother must be working minimum 50 percent of full time. If she is claiming 20 percent graded parental benefit to stay home, she must be working 80 percent of full time.
As a main rule, the first 6 weeks after birth are reserved for the mother, but in connection with the birth of multiples, the father and mother may claim parental benefits concurrently. The father must choose one of the following alternatives:
You must choose whether the father is to use his paternal quota or the additional weeks concurrently with the mother's leave. Concurrent claims can be split into several separate time periods. If the father chooses to claim his paternal quota concurrent with the mother's leave, your subsequent concurrent claims are limited to the number of additional weeks you are granted.