Norway’s government wants to tighten the cash benefit scheme but doesn’t have a clear timeline for the process yet

Kjersti ToppePhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB
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The government parties (AP and SP) want to tighten the current cash support scheme. A clear timeline has not yet been set.

Parents will lose the cash benefit for children over one and a half years. The exact timeline is unclear because the support measure will be replaced by a sort of waiting benefit for children between the age of one and a half and two years, the newspaper Aftenposten writes.

“I have initiated a study of early childhood benefits in the Ministry of Children and Family Affairs,” Minister Kjersti Toppe (SP) said.

A priority

“It is too early to say when the report and any proposals for legislative changes will be available. But I would like to emphasize that this is work that the Ministry prioritizes. A proposal will be put forward as soon as it is practically possible,” she said.

A reorganization of the cash benefit scheme will require an amendment to the law that must be sent out for consultation. The consultation deadline is normally three months and not less than six weeks.

After that, the Ministry shall take a position on the consultation statements before the amendment is sent to the Norwegian parliament (Storting) for consideration.

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

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