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FRP will refuse social assistance refugees to send money abroad

Minister of Finance Siv JensenMinister of Finance Siv Jensen.Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

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The FRP (Progress Party)will refuse refugees receiving social assistance to send money to their homeland. Party leader Siv Jensen suggests that social welfare recipients sign an agreement.

Figures Nettavisen has received from the Tax Administration shows that private individuals from, among others, Somalia, Pakistan and the Philippines in the first half of 2019 sent out NOK 280, 219 and 86 million respectively.

“We do not know if it is the same people who receive social assistance, who send money out of the country. But the figures show that there is reason to ask if there is a connection,” says Jensen.

42 percent of Somalia immigrants receive social assistance, according to Nettavisen, but the group is also the one who sends the most money out of the country. Jensen believes the new figures provide a basis for thinking new. The Minister of Finance envisages a system where social welfare recipients sign an agreement when they receive social assistance, and that Nav Control follows up with samples.

“We must ensure that the money is used for the intended purpose. Social assistance is a safety net designed to ensure the recipient’s life,” Jensen says.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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3 Comments on "FRP will refuse social assistance refugees to send money abroad"

  1. Debbie Kristensen | 9. October 2019 at 14:43 | Reply

    Correction please! Philippines are NOT INCLUDED as REFUGEES!!!!!! Hellooooo!!!!

  2. Are you sure that there are Philippine Refugees? What is the basis that the money we sent to the Philippines is from NAV?

  3. Roger Asakil Joya | 13. October 2019 at 01:36 | Reply

    Is it Fhillippines AS a nation who Are recieving refugees?. When the jews had nothing to go in Europe before, Fhilippines open their country.. Its all about taking care AS a family and a human being….When it happen that people of the Philippines Are refugees??? Mybe Siv Jensen Are jealues coz norwegian from america dint give back to Norway then. 🙂

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