The Government proposed stopping dependents’ allowances for old-age pensioners and disability pensioners who are staying in countries outside the EEA wrote VG newspaper.
With the current scheme, it is law for both social security recipients, as well as their spouses and children, to live and receive benefits abroad. If the Government’s proposal is adopted, from the 1st of July 2020 it will be a requirement that both the person receiving the supplements, as well as the spouse and dependent children, must be
resident in Norway.
The Government hopes that mitigation will prevent forced marriages and prevent families from sending children to Koranic schools.
‘’We want to limit social security exports in general, but this is also something we have looked at in connection with the action plan against social control’’ said Labour and Social Minister, Anniken Hauglie of Høyre (H) to VG newspaper.
The Government’s tightening of the law applies to the dependent child support supplement and old-age pension, disability benefit, work-related allowance, unemployment benefit, qualification benefit and remuneration.
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