NAV: Number of people in Norway who received work assessment allowance increased by 8,200 in 2021

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The number of people receiving work assessment allowance increased by about 8,200 people during 2021, figures from the NAV show.

At the end of December 2021, 132,600 people in Norway received work assessment allowance (AAP) – 8,200 more than the year before, a press release from the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV) notes.

A work assessment allowance allows you to have an income in periods during which you are ill or injured and need assistance from the NAV to return to work.

NAV chief Hans Christian Holte says that the increase is mainly due to the corona pandemic. 

“As the labor market improves and infection control measures decrease, we expect fewer new recipients of AAP,” Holte noted.

The figures from the NAV show that the increase is greatest among women and the elderly. At the end of 2021, around 78,300 women and 54,300 men received AAP. In the age group 60 years and older, the proportion increased by just over 300 people.

The number of immigrants receiving AAP also increased. In December 2021, more than one in five recipients had an immigrant background.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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