Previous family carers benefits

You may be entitled to benefit if you are unmarried, under 67 years of age, and have cared for, and nursed other people close to you.

New regulation for previous family carers who go to school or participate in an approved education from 1. January 2016.

The information below regarding supplemental benefits and support for tuition fees for education ,is for those who applies under the new rules.

Who can get benefits for previous family carers?

There are detailed requirements for membership of the National Insurance Scheme for both the person being nursed and the family carer.

The care and nursing must be finished and have

  • been essential 
  • lasted for at least 5 years
  • made it impossible for you to work and sustain yourself during the period of care
  • led to your inability to sustain yourself through your own work once the period of care was over

Benefits can be granted following a complete means testing of your assets and income.

The benefits in question are:

  • Pension or transitional benefit

What can you get?

The pension consists of basic pension and special supplement. The size of the pension/transitional benefit depends on the time you have been a member of the National Insurance Scheme. The pension will be reduced if you have, or can expect to have, your own income from employment

Supplemental benefits

You may be eligible for supplemental benefits and support for tuition, if you are attending an approved training programme or course of education, intended to bring you back into the labour market  or keep your present job.

When you move abroad

First you must check whether you will retain membership of the National Insurance Scheme. Call NAV, telephone 55 55 33 34 for more information about the rights for benefits abroad.

Persons coming to Norway

Benefits for family carers can only be granted to persons who have cared for a person close to them who was a member of the National Insurance Scheme and resident in Norway.

Most of the main information about your entitlements and duties is available here in English. There are also links to other more detailed information; however, some of this information is only available in Norwegian.

How do you apply?

If you would like an application form to apply for benefit for previous family carers, you can approach your NAV Local Services or use the application form here. The form contains information and guidance.  It is important that you read this before completing the form.  If you need help to complete it, you can contact NAV Local Services.

The application form should be sent to NAV Pensjon, Postboks 6600 Etterstad, 0607 Oslo.

You can get a quicker response if you obtain the necessary documentary evidence yourself, for example, details of your income and assets

Report changes

Changes in your income, family situation and/or work situation may affect the payment you receive from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration. Stays abroad may also affect your payment.  You must therefore immediately report any such changes to your local NAV office.

Payments

See Payment dates, holiday pay and tax withholding

You can also check your payments on the Your payments service.


Most of the main information about your entitlements and duties is available here in English. There are also links to other more detailed information; however, some of this information is only available in Norwegian.