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Training allowance is only paid for the time you are actually receiving training, not for homework, practical exercises outside the courses, etc. Necessary travel back and forth to the place of training may be included.
Training allowance may be granted even if the child has turned 18. In order to be eligible for training allowance, you must be responsible for the daily care of the child. As a general rule, you will not be entitled to training allowance if the child lives in his or her own home or in an institution.
You are not eligible for training allowance if
An approved healthcare institution comes under the Municipal Health Services Act or Specialised Health Services Act. The institution usually provides in-patient stays, services of several types of health personnel and treatment options. Typical examples are hospitals, rehabilitation institutions and out-patients’ clinics.
The course or training may also be held at an external training institution, provided that the course or training is organised by the healthcare institution and that the healthcare institution takes full professional and financial responsibility for the course or training. This also includes the expenses incurred by the caregivers attending.
What is not an approved healthcare institution?
You are not entitled to a training allowance when you participate in training organised by non-profit, user or support organisations.
If NAV is in doubt whether a training institution is an authorised healthcare institution or is a special education resource centre, the healthcare institutions themselves must document their status. The Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufetat) and the Technical Aids Centre are examples of healthcare institutions that are not approved.
You are eligible for training allowance for up to two weeks when travelling for treatment abroad authorised by the Norwegian health authorities for children with psoriasis, arthritis, lung disease, atopic eczema, etc. Training allowance can only be granted for up to two weeks, as the training is not as intense and continuous as would otherwise be the case for entitlement to training allowance. After these two weeks, care benefit may be used to cover loss of income.
Training allowance is calculated in the same way as sickness benefit. Training allowance are paid from day 1. The basis of calculation is determined on the basis of your documented income on the date from which you apply for training allowance. The maximum basis for calculation is 6 times the National Insurance basic amount (G). Training allowancece is paid for 5 days per week, excluding Saturdays and Sundays.
If you receive a foster care allowance or cash benefits for care, you must state this on the application for attendance allowance. Foster care and cash benefits for care can affect the calculation and payment of the attendance allowance.
Your employer may advance attendance allowance payments to you and claim reimbursement from NAV.
Go to “Rules and regulations” for more detailed information in Chapter 8 of the National Insurance Act.
Training allowance may be received as long as the criteria are met.
You must fill out and sign the “Application for training allowance” (form NAV 09-11.08), which you will find under “Forms”.
The form also includes boxes that must be filled out and signed by a physician at the healthcare institution or the special education resource centre that is responsible for the training.
It is very important that the physician provides accurate information about the child’s diagnosis /disability and recommended training. The physician must also make an assessment of whether the training is necessary and how many hours that were spent on training each day.
If you are applying for training allowance in connection with travel for treatment abroad, you must also attach confirmation that Oslo University Hospital has given its consent to the stay/travel.
We also require information about your income.
If you apply for an extension and it is less than 4 weeks since you last received the training allowance, your employer must send an amended income report.
You will find all the forms under “Forms”.
NAV can grant training allowance dating back up to 3 months before the month you submitted your claim, provided you meet all the criteria. If you are claiming training allowance for June, for example, you must submit your claim to NAV by the end of September.
You must notify NAV immediately if:
See the expected processing time for your county. In order to process the case, all necessary documentation must be received.
Approx. 10 days after submitting your application, you can log on to Ditt NAV to see the status of your claim.
Go to payment dates, holiday pay and tax withholding to see when your attendance allowance will be paid. See all your payments from NAV in the last three months by logging on to Ditt NAV. On Ditt NAV you may also change your registered bank account number.
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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.