Here are some examples of what public debt is:
Social benefit repayment claims: If you have received social benefits such as unemployment benefits, cash benefits or housing allowance, there may be situations where you owe money back to the relevant social authority.
Outstanding fines and taxes: If you have received fines or charges from public authorities such as the police and have not paid them within the set deadline, you may have a debt in the form of outstanding payments.
Defaulted debt, e.g. student loan repayments: If you have taken out student loans, e.g. SU loans, unpaid loan amounts or missing repayments may constitute a debt to the public sector.
Tax arrears: When your annual statement has been generated, it may turn out that you have to pay tax arrears to SKAT. This may also be a debt that your savings can be used to cover.
In the results email we send you, we will inform you whether SKAT must first check if you have any debts to the public sector. If you do not have any debts, SKAT will normally pay out the money to you within a period of typically 3-4 weeks. You will receive the amount directly to your NemKonto.
If, on the other hand, you have debts, you will receive a letter from the Danish National Debt Agency explaining how your debt will be reduced.
For more information about debt repayment and other questions, please contact the Danish National Debt Agency on 70157304. You can find information and guidance on debt, payment and settlement on their website www.gaeldst.dk. There you can also get an overview of your debt and find answers to frequently asked questions.
We're here to help you every step of the way, so you succeed in getting the money you're entitled to. You won't have to wait an hour in line to get through on the phone, and we speak perfectly normal English - without using incomprehensible tax terms.
There are no silly questions, so don't hesitate to write to us on email@example.com or call us on 70890230 - we are ready to help every weekday from 9.00 to 16.00.