Who is entitled to child benefit?
- The child’s mother or father can receive child benefit. If the child’s parents have a dual residence for the child, the child benefit may be shared equally between them.
- Foster parents, another carer or a child care institution can receive the child benefit if the child lives there permanently (for more than 3 months).
Who can receive extended child benefit?
- are separated, divorced or widowed
- are unmarried and not living together with the other parent of the child. A mediation certificate must be produced in the event of cohabiting partners with joint children under the age of 16 years splitting up
- have been separated for at least 6 months without a separation order or court ruling
- your spouse or cohabiting partner is in prison on an unconditional sentence or has been held in custody for at least six months
- your spouse / cohabiting partner has been missing for at least 6 months
How much child benefit will you receive?
- Ordinary child benefit is a fixed amount per child.
- Extended child benefit is child benefit for one child more than you are actually living with.
- Infant supplement is an extra child benefit for single parents who have a child between the ages of 0 - 3 years and who are receiving extended child benefit and full transitional benefit
How long can you receive child benefit?
How to apply for child benefit
- the mother is not registered as living in Norway
- the child is older than six months when entitlement to child benefit starts
- the child is not born in Norway
- you may be entitled to extended child benefit
- the father is or has receive child benefit for other children
- the parents have signed a written dual residence agreement for the child and want to share the child benefit
- the child benefit is to be assessed according to the rule of the EEA agreement or other national insurance agreements
- the mother wants the father to receive the child benefit In such cases the father must apply.
- you are in charge of the child. In cases like this, the child will be the applicant. You must also submit documentation that declares that you are the guardian of the child.
- You are the child’s foster parent. Please enclose documentation confirming that the child is in your care.
When you move abroad
- while living abroad (text in Norwegian)
When you move to Norway
- get married
- have children with a cohabiting partner
- have been a cohabiting partner with someone you do not have a child with for 12 months