Below you will find a list of NAV's services and benefits with links to more detailed information.
The general rule is that you are covered under the National Insurance Act if you are a compulsory member of the National Insurance Scheme. What entitlements you can claim under the National Insurance Act depends on what kind of membership you have, or whether you are covered by a social security agreement.
You should be aware that some entitlements require that you have been a member of the National Insurance Scheme for a certain time. For questions about the wide range of benefits and requirements pertaining to specific countries/national insurance agreements, please contact NAV.
Unemployment benefits are a partial replacement for lost earnings. In order to receive unemployment benefits you must register with NAV as a job seeker and actually apply for work in addition to meeting the further requirements.
If you are laid off for a certain period of time, you may be entitled to unemployment benefit during this period
If you become unemployed in Norway and do not meet the requirements for unemployment benefit, you may ask for earned rights in another EEA-country to be transferred. To do so you need a form, PD U1/N301 (or SED U 002) from the country in which you have had employment the last three years.
Sickness benefits compensate for loss of income for employed members of the National Insurance Scheme who are occupationally disabled due to an illness or injury. EEA citizens who come to Norway are entitled to claim sickness benefit under Norwegian law if they are working in Norway.
The purpose of parental benefits is to ensure income for parents in connection with the birth of a child. You can receive parental benefits if you have been occupationally active and have had a pensionable income for at least six of the last ten months before the benefit period commences
Members of the National Insurance Scheme may be entitled to child benefit for children up to the age of 18. You may also apply for cash benefit for children between the ages of 1 and 2, if the child does not attend kindergarten full time.
In order to be entitled to receiving pensions from Norway, you must have been a member of the National Insurance Scheme for one year. Those who have worked in two or more EEA-countries may earn rights to pensions in each country. You apply for pensions in the country you live in when pensioned.
Financial assistance is intended to ensure that everyone has enough money to cover their basic subsistence costs. Financial assistance is intended to secure people's income on a temporary basis and therefore aims to help you become financially independent.
The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration's employment schemes are flexible and can be tailored to individual needs for qualifications and occupational training. In order to participate in employment measures offered by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, it is a requirement that you are registered with us as a jobseeker
HELFO is responsible for dental services and health services such as The regular GP scheme (fastlege), which entitles one to have a regular GP, and issuance of The European Health Insurance Card (Europeisk helsetrygdkort).
In Norway occupational injury is regulated by law. This means that the employer must insure all employees against accidents in the work place. If an accident at the work place should occur, one (or the employer) has to contact the authorities through the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. The employer also has to send a damage report to the local NAV office.