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.
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