COUNCIL OF EUROPE
EUROPEAN CODE OF SOCIAL SECURITY
(ARTICLE 76 – PARTS NOT SPECIFIED
IN THE RATIFICATION OF THE CODE
OR IN A NOTIFICATION MADE SUBSEQUENTLY)
R E P O R T
For the period from the 1st of July 2018 to 30 June 2020
made by the Government of Denmark
in accordance with Article 76 of the European Code on Social Security on the position of national law and practice in regard to the matters dealt with in Parts of the European Code of Social Security which have not been specified in the ratification of the Code or in a subsequent notification.
Report for the period 1st of July 2018 to 30th of June 2020
Part X – Survivor’s Benefit
There are no changes made since the last period.
Denmark has not ratified Part X of the European Code of Social Security. Denmark abolished the legislation on widow’s pension in 1993 for reasons of gender equality.
The term widow’s pension is not applicable in the context of Danish legislation.
Widows - and widowers – are covered in their own right under the social security schemes, e.g. old age pension.
The level of benefit matches the qualitative as well as the quantitative level of the Code.