If a citizen unfortunately passes away from his injury, the surviving spouse or cohabitant can receive a compensation.
The law does not provide compensation for the grief that is when one loses a family member, but solely for the expenses associated with the passing.
In the event of death, relatives can receive a compensation for loss of dependency. Loss of dependency is the money that the deceased spent on providing for his or her spouse or cohabitant.
Loss of dependents amounts to 30% of the deceased's annual salary multiplied by 10.
The compensation is reduced in tact with age. This means that the older the deceased was, the less compensation the spouse or cohabitant receives.
The deceased's spouse or cihabitant also receives a transitional amount of DKK 184.500 (2023 level) to cover the expenses associated with the death, eg. for a funeral.
If someone other than the spouse / cohabitant has paid the funeral expenses, he or she can receive a compensation for those expenses.
Compensation is also paid to the deceased's children if they are minors. In some cases children up to the age of 24, assigned an education are eligible for a compensation.
Parents who lose a child are eligible for a special compensation of DKK 184.000 (2023 level).