On Sunday, October 4, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) sent a digital letter to 100,000 people stating that their work assessment allowance (AAP) was extended by six months – by mistake.
In a press release, NAV explained that the letter was sent out by mistake.
“That’s wrong. The letter did not go through quality control before it was sent, and I apologize,” NAV director Hans Christian Holte noted.
However, AAP will be extended for a number of people who are currently on the allowance.
The extension is a temporary measure passed by the Norwegian parliament (Storting) in connection with the pandemic situation.
The extra months apply, among other things, to those who receive AAP and are undergoing assessment of work or disability benefits and those who are establishing their own business.
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