Fewer on work assessment allowance

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At the end of June there were 3,900 fewer people receiving work assessment allowance than a year ago. But more and more are young receivers.

– The decline is partly because people who have had work assessment allowance for a long time now have been granted disability benefits, said Labor and Welfare Director Sigrun Vågeng.

According to figures from the NAV there were 147,600 persons who received work assessment money by the end of June, which equals 4.4 percent of the population aged 18-66 years.

It has been more recipients aged under 30 years and the increase is higher among young women. Over 70 percent of recipients have mental disorders or musculoskeletal disorders.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today