Basic benefit

  1. operation of assistive technology.
  2. transport (text in Norwegian). The basic benefit will cover the difference between your transport-related expenses when you were healthy and your current transport-related expenses.
  3. guide dog (text in Norwegian)
  4. additional food expenses due to special dietary restrictions.  The dietary restrictions for the diagnosis in question must be scientifically documented and generally accepted in medical practice. The special diet must help alleviate the medical condition. The diagnosis must be made by a specialist. Some diagnoses, including coeliac disease and cystic fibrosis, qualify sufferers for basic benefit at fixed rates without the person having to document his or her additional expenses. As of April 1, 2020, those diagnosed with celiac disease and non-cøliaki receive two basic rates. Those who are between 5 and 30 years get rate 2, all others get rate 1. Other diagnoses involving food intolerances and additional food expenses due to special dietary needs are assessed individually. As of 1 June 2021, the right to basic benefit for those diagnosed with non-celiac disease will cease. This applies to already granted benefits and to new applications. People affected by this will receive a separate letter.
  5. additional wear of clothing, bed linen, shoes and boots as a result of having to wash them more often or added wear as a result of use. From 1 March 2019, anyone with diagnosed hyperkinetic disorders, including ADHD hyperactivity, will be granted basic benefit rate 1 upon application. It is a prerequisite that it appears from the medical information that you have a hyperactive behavior that explains the wear of clothing. It is not sufficient that only a diagnosis code or diagnosis is given. Read more about the regulations.