Child supplement and disability benefit

You may be entitled to child supplement if you receive disability benefits while supporting your own children or foster children under the age of 18.

You may receive child supplement starting the month the child is born. The child supplement ends from and including the month after the child turns 18.

You may receive a child supplement of up to 0,4 of the National Insurance Basic Amount (G) for each child.

If the disabilty benefit and child supplement exceeds 95 percent of the income you had before you became ill, the child supplement will be reduced (from 1th of january 2016). If you have been granted child supplement before 1th of january 2016, there are certain transitional rules (text in Norwegian).

The child supplement is adjusted according to the period of national insurance. Read more about this in rules of calculating disability benefit.

Be aware that if the child has an income above 1 G (The National Insurance Basic Amount (G)) , including capital income, you are not eligible for child suupplement. If this occures, you are obliged to notify NAV.

The family's total income affects the child cupplement

The child supplement is means-tested. If the total income exceeds a certain amount, the size of the child supplement will be reduced or ceased. 

«Income» in this context, is income, disability benefit and pension according to skatteloven § 12-2 (text in Norwegian).

The limit for what you can have in total income, is called a free allowance. The child supplement is reduced with 50 percent of the income exceeding the free allowance. If for example your income is 30 000 kroner more than the free allowance, the child supplement will be reduced with 15 000 kroner per year.

When the child is livingwith both parents:

The child supplement is reduced when the parents total income exceeds the free allowance, which is 4,6 G (The National Insurance Basic Amount (G)). The free allowance increases with 0,4 G for each child.

When the child is living with one of the parents:

The child supplement is reduced when the parents total income exceeds the free allowance, which is 3,1 G (The National Insurance Basic Amount (G)). The free allowance increases with 0,4 G for each child. Only your income affects the child supplement.

If you haven't full National Insurance cover, the free allowances are lower. Du søker skriftlig om barnetillegg til uføretrygd på skjemaet 12-15.01. Du finner det under «Skjema».

How do you apply?

To apply for child supplement, you have to send a written application to NAV. Fill out the form 12-15.01. See under Forms.

Report changes to NAV

If your income or your marital status changes, you must immediately notify NAV. You can report income changes at Ditt NAV.

Post settlement

When the tax assessment is ready, NAV will do a post settlement. If you have recieved a lower child supplement than you were entitled to, NAV will pay you this amount back. If you have recieved more than you were entitled to, you must pay this back to NAV. The first post settlement for child support will be done in the automn 2017 for the income year 2016.  

Read more about final annual settlement and disability benefit (text in Norwegian).

Payments

The child supplement is paid together with the disability benefit. Read more about Payment dates, holiday pay and tax withholding. You can check your payment dates by logging into Dine utbetalinger.

You may receive a child supplement of up to 0,4 of the National insurance basic amount (G) for each child. 

You may receive child supplement starting the month the child is born. The child supplement ends from and including the month after the child turns 18.

You are not eligible for child supplement if the child has an income above 1 G, including capital income.

The child supplement is adjusted according to the period of national insurance. Read more about this in rules of calculating disability benefit.

Be aware of changes in the rules for child supplement from 1. january 2016 (text in Norwegian).

Income and exemption amount

The child supplement is reduced with 50 percent when your total income exceeds a fixed exemption amount.

Pensionable income and pension/benefits from NAV or other sources are regarded as income according to skatteloven § 12-2 (text in Norwegian).

  • If the child lives together with both parents, the income of both parents is used as a basis to determine the amount of the child supplement. The exemption amount for one child is 4,6 G.
  • If the child lives with one of the parents, the income of the parent who is eligible for child supplement is used as a basis to determine the amount of the child benefit. The exemption amount for one child is 3,1 G.

The exemption amount increases 0,4 G for each additional child.

The income of a spouse or cohabitant who is not the parent of the child, has no effect on the size of the child supplement.

If you have not gained full national insurance, the exemption amount is lower.

In a Circular to the National Insurance Act § 12-16  (text in Norwegian) you can read more about how and when the child supplement is reduced. It also includes an example of how child benefit is calculated.