Norway to increase one-off maternity grants to 90,300 kroner

Minister of Children and Families Kjell Ingolf Ropstad (Christian Democratic Party)Minister of Children and Families Kjell Ingolf Ropstad (Christian Democratic Party).Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix
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Mothers who are not entitled to parental benefits receive a one-off lump-sum grant.

The Norwegian government will increase the sum from 84,720 to 90,300 kroner in the national budget, newspaper Vårt Land reports.

The increase will apply from January 1, Minister for Children and Families Kjell Ingolf Ropstad revealed to the newspaper.

Ropstad believes it is important to create a stable financial framework around families with young children.

He told the newspaper that the Christian Democrats (KrF) had worked hard to increase this support over time.

“There are many families who do not have the right to parental benefits. These families are struggling economically. Large differences between parents inside and outside of the workforce are unacceptable,” Ropstad noted.

When the Solberg government was expanded to include KrF in January of 2019, the parties agreed to increase the one-off benefit.

However, even if the budget proposal manages to secure a parliamentary majority, there will still be work to do.

Today, the National Insurance basic amount is 101,351 kroner. 

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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