No deductions for those being laid off and paid in advance

Torbjørn Røe IsaksenMinister of Labour and Social Affairs Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (Conservative Party).Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

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As of Friday, those who have been laid off during the coronavirus measures and have been paid in advance will not get the payments deducted from their unemployment benefits. This is because of the government changes in the practice of deducting unemployment benefits.

The practice will be changed with immediate effect, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Torbjørn Røe Isaksen told VG.

“Withdrawal of the unemployment benefits in order to repay the advances will be put on hold until the pension compensation scheme (for day 3 to 20) is put in place,” he said.

This means that no deductions are made for the advances paid to those who have been laid off when paying unemployment benefits. As of May 11, approximately 2.7 billion kroner had been paid through the scheme.

  © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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