You and your NAV adviser will together prepare an activity plan. The activities must be described in a digital activity plan in the Ditt NAV portal.
Both you and your NAV adviser can enter proposed activities in your plan. You can also communicate with your adviser electronically about your activities in a digital dialogue. The dialogue here will be about the follow-up from NAV aimed at getting you into work.
Any questions you may have about payments and benefits will not be answered in the activity plan, they will be communicated via the Ditt NAV portal. If you cannot find the answers you need there, call NAV on (+47) 55 55 33 33.
Follow-up usually takes place via the activity plan, but NAV will call a meeting if necessary. The plan is easy to amend, meaning you can easily adapt the plan if there is a change in your health and functional ability.
If NAV proposes activities for you to do in the activity plan, you must respond promptly to let us know that you have seen the proposal and agree to it. You may also start a dialogue or respond to a message from your adviser via the activity plan. If you disagree with the proposal, you must immediately give notice by starting a dialogue. Read more about the activity plan.
Access your activity plan at Ditt NAV.
Full work assessment allowance is the equivalent of 66% of your income in the year prior to your illness or the average of the last three years prior to your illness. You will receive what results in the best calculation for your situation.
Among other things, the work assessment allowance you are entitled to will be determined on the basis of your previous income and if you have children.
The maximum amount of AAP you may receive is 6 times the National Insurance basic amount. An annual income of more than 6 times the average of the National Insurance basic amount (6G) is therefore not included in the calculation of AAP. Read more about the National Insurance basic amount.
Daily rate and employment status form
You can calculate your daily rate of AAP by dividing the annual amount by 260. What you will receive depends on your income tax rate and the amount of work or absence you report in your employment status form. The employment status form must be submitted with updated information every 14 days. Read more about the calculation of AAP.
If you work up to 60% of a full-time position, the work assessment allowance you receive will be reduced.
If you work more than 60% of a full-time position during an employment status form period, the AAP (including child supplement) will cease for the relevant employment status form period. Each employment status form applies for a period of 14 days.
If you are close to the goal of returning to full-time work, you may agree with NAV to work up to 80% until the work assessment allowance is no longer paid out. You may do this for up to one year.
As a general rule, you cannot receive AAP for more than three years.
However, the length of time in which you receive AAP will depend on how long you will need to participate in work-oriented activities or receive medical treatment before you are able to work. The work assessment allowance period will therefore vary from individual to individual.
The work assessment allowance period may be extended beyond three years, if:
The work assessment allowance period can be extended by a maximum of two years.
You must first register on nav.no. You may also receive help to register from your local NAV office.
Aplly work assessment allowance
When you apply for work assessment allowance, NAV requires some details from you, which you must attach to your application. Follow the guidance you receive along the way.
When applying for work assessment allowance, you will receive several documents and decisions from NAV. View the list of the various decisions and documents and what you may appeal against.
If there are fewer than 52 weeks since you last received work assessment allowance, and you have not used up the maximum allowance period of 4 years, you may apply for resumption of the work assessment allowance if you become ill again. You may apply to resume receiving work assessment allowance if you become ill with the same illness or if you have a new illness. The earlies you may resume receiving work assessment allowance is from the day you submit your application.
You must submit a new application if
You may apply for work assessment allowance at any time if your work capability has been impaired by at least 50 per cent. The earliest you may receive work assessment allowance is from the day you submit your application.
If you are receiving sickness benefit and are still ill at the end of the sickness benefit year, work assessment allowance may be a relevant benefit. You must apply for work assessment allowance yourself, read more about the transitionfrom sickness benefit to work assessment allowance.
In order to receive work assessment allowance, you must submit an employment status form every 14 days. NAV uses the employment assessment form to follow you up and to calculate your allowance. Read more about how to fill out an employment status form when you are receiving work assessment allowance
Work assessment allowance payments are based on the information you provide on your employment status form. If the employment status form is correctly filled out and sent at the right time, payment will be made 2-3 days after the employment status form has been registered. If you submit your employment status form too late, a deduction will be made in the next allowance payment equivalent to the number of days the employment status form arrived too late.
Work assessment allowance is taxed as an income and is a pensionable income.
Read more about Payment dates, holiday pay and tax withholding.
If you are participating in or being considered for an employment scheme, you may also apply for supplementary benefits to cover
Read more about supplemental benefits and how to apply.
If you temporarily can not travel to and from your workplace or your place of education as usual due to illness or injury, you may be entitled travel subsidies instead of receiving AAP. You have to turn in an application and a doctor's certificate that shows that you are not able to travel ordinarily due to illness or injury, and that you otherwise would be on a sick leave.
The transport subsidies will cover necessary additional expenses you'll have for traveling to and from your workplace or place of study.
You may apply to receive work assessment allowance for a limited period while you are establishing your own business: Up to 6 months in a development phase and / or 3 months in a start-up phase.
It is a requirement that establishment of your own business will probably mean that you can support yourself or in combination with disability benefit. You may only apply if you are planning to start a new business.
Contact your local NAV office for more information on how to proceed. You must apply using a separate application form, see under “Skjema”.
If the conditions for receiving work assessment allowance are no longer met, you will lose the right to this allowance and it will be stopped. Read about lapse of right to work assessment allowance in case of interruption, admission to an institution, etc.
If there are changes in your income, family and / or job situation, or you are planning to stay abroad, this may affect the amount you receive from NAV.
If you are a Norwegian citizen and are planning to stay in other EU / EEA countries, you do not need to report this if your stay does not entail changes in the activities you have agreed with NAV.
Notify NAV as soon as possible if you
You have a duty to keep NAV updated on your situation, both by submitting an employment status form and by notifying any changes. That way your case will be correctly processed and you will receive the correct amount. Read more about the rights and obligations of those receiving work assessment allowance.
Refer also to general information on the duty to notify NAV.
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.