Hauglie wants to remove the social security benefits of expelled criminals

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie ( Conservative Party )Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie ( Conservative Party ). Photo:government.no

It is worrying that people who are convicted of crimes and deported from the country, live on Norwegian taxpayers, says labor minister Anniken Hauglie. Now she wants to change the rules.

– I think it is unreasonable and contrary to the common people’s sense of justice that persons convicted of crime and expelled from Norway, should be able to bring their disability allowance abroad. Therefore, I will work to change the rules, says Hauglie to the newspaper Nettavisen.

NAV says they do not have the ability to prevent a person from taking the disability insurance scheme abroad, even if they no longer have legal residence in Norway.

– In its policy platform, the Government is clear that it will look at measures that can limit and stop social security export, within the international laws Norway is bound to. The aim is that deportees lose the right to social security benefits, beats Hauglie- firm.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today