Sickness benefit (sykepenger) for employees

  • You are a member of the National Insurance Scheme (Folketrygden).
  • You are younger than 70 years.
  • You cannot work because you are ill or injured.
  • You were working for at least four weeks before you became ill.
  • Your sickness leave is causing you to lose at least 20 percent of your income. The income you lose must be pensionable income, which means income you receive as wages and pay tax on. 
  • Your income equals at least fifty per cent of the basic amount in the National Insurance Scheme (1/2 G, Grunnbeløpet). This income limit applies only after the employer liability period, which is usually up to the first 16 days of sick leave.
  • Periods 3 years back in time are summed up if there are less than 26 weeks between any of the periods.
  • If you have used up your rignt to 52 weeks, 26 weeks must pass without sickness benefit or work assessment allowance in order for you to receive sickness benefit again. (There are some exceptions.)
  • You do not have BankID or other ID at the highest security level 
  • You have a strictly confidential address in the Population Register