Norwegian pensioners to be allowed to work in schools and kindergartens without losing their pension

Tonje BrennaPhoto: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB
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Schools and kindergartens are struggling to find enough substitutes due to the pandemic. Now the government is changing the rules so that pensioners can contribute without having their pension reduced.

The new rules apply from January 1, the Ministry of Education and Research wrote in a press release on Wednesday.

“By making it more financially attractive for pensioners to contribute, we hope that many schools and kindergartens can get the help they need to stay open,” Minister of Education Tonje Brenna (AP) said.

That means that from the New Year, pensioners who work as substitutes in schools and kindergartens can receive ordinary pay without their pension being reduced. Efforts are being made to establish a special rate for the salaries of pensioners that will make it more attractive for them to take on assignments as substitutes.

The government already allows students who work in schools, kindergartens, and the health sector to be exempted from the 2022 income thresholds.

All municipalities and county municipalities will be compensated for additional expenses for substitutes in schools and kindergartens.

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

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