The care allowance scheme is to be expanded

Kjell Inge RopstadMinister of Children and Families Kjell Ingolf Ropstad (Christian Democratic Party).Photo: Kommunal rapport/Jan Inge Krossli

KrF has had a breakthrough internally in the government to extend the care allowance scheme. Parents are now also entitled to care allowances after a child’s death.

– “I am very happy to say that the government has decided that there will be no more parents being notified by Nav, that the care allowance ceases from the day the child dies,” says KrF leader Kjell Ingolf Ropstad.

He shared the news in his speech to the party’s government in Oslo on Friday.

– “If you have had care allowances for more than three years, you are entitled to care allowances for twelve weeks after the death of the child. If you have had a care allowance for less than three years, you are entitled to a care allowance for six weeks,” Ropstad said.

The care allowance scheme allows parents to stay home to care for children in need of continuous supervision. The scheme for nursing allowance for twelve weeks after the child’s death disappeared when Parliament handled the case in 2017.

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