As much of the population on disability benefits as in the previous quarter

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Every tenth adult (18-67 year-olds) in the country receives disability benefits, new NAV figures show. The share remained unchanged from the previous quarter.

Although the 10.2 percentage rate remains unchanged after the third quarter, there are now 2,000 more people receiving disability benefits than in the second quarter.

At the end of September, there were a total of 348,800 recipients.

Three-quarters of these were given work assessment allowance before they went onto disability benefits, Nav reports. In all age groups between 30 and 67 years, there are more women than men. For the first time this year, there are as many women as men in the group 25 to 29 years.

New forecasts indicate that a total of 351,500 will receive this benefit at the end of the year. In 2020, Nav expects weaker growth and expects around 360,000 recipients by the end of 2020.

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