The proportion of people on disability benefits decreased by 0.1% from the second to the third quarter of this year and is now 10.4% of all people between the ages of 18 and 67.
At the end of September, 357,200 people in Norway between the ages of 18 and 67 received disability benefits.
That is a decrease of 290 people from the end of June.
“Both the number and the proportion of people who receive disability benefits have grown steadily for several years, but in the last three months, there has been a slight decline.
“The decline is a result of temporary changes in the regulations as a result of the corona pandemic and is probably not a break in the trend of more people on disability benefits,” NAV director Hans Christian Holte noted.
Compared with the same time last year, the number and proportion receiving disability benefits have nevertheless increased by 8,400 people and 0.2 percentage points, respectively.
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