The salary compensation scheme is now open to enrolment from employers.
What do you have to do?
It is your employer who reports information, so that those who are laid off do not have to apply. We will pay you the money based on the information provided by your employer. Your case will be automatically processed. Your salary compensation will be automatically processed.
If you have any questions about whether your employer has submitted the information, please contact your employer.
If an employer does not provide us with the necessary information, you can apply to NAV for salary compensation yourself. We will return with more information when it is ready.
When will the money be paid out?
We will issue the payment within 3 working days after your employer has submitted the necessary information to us.
You can verify that you have registered your correct account number here.
How much are you entitled to?
NAV will cover your wages from the third day after you were laid off, for a maximum of 18 days. For the days NAV is to cover, you are entitled to full pay up to 6G (1G = the basic amount in the National Insurance scheme).
Once your employer has submitted information to us, you will receive a decision that you will find at Ditt NAV/Your NAV. Here we explain how the amount you will be paid is calculated. We will notify you when the decision is available.
How long can you receive salary compensation?
The employer covers the first 2 days after the start of the lay-off. NAV then covers the next 18 calendar days, except Saturdays and Sundays. NAV covers the same number of days for persons who are completely laid off as for persons who are partially laid off.
How do we calculate the amount you will be paid?
We pay compensation based on this information from your employer:
the date you were laid off
- whether your employer has paid advance wages to you after you were laid off
- your pay per day, as calculated by your employer
- the days you have worked while you were laid off
- whether you have been paid care benefit or sickness benefit while you were laid off
Have you received an advance on unemployment benefits?
If you have received an advance on unemployment benefit, this will not be deducted from the disbursement. Read more about how to repay the advance.
Who does the scheme apply to?
Salary compensation applies to persons who are laid off and have not received advance wages from their employer.
The scheme applies fully to workers who were laid off on 20 March 2020 or later. Those who were laid off before 20 March are covered by previous regulations up to and including 19 March. From 20 March, the new temporary regulations will also apply to them, i.e. NAV will pay for any remaining days of days 3-20 during the lay-off period.
Salary compensation scheme applies regardless of whether or not you are entitled to unemployment benefit. It is also not a requirement to be registered as a job seeker. The scheme does not apply to employees in the fishing industry, which has other rules.
You can only receive wage compensation once for a lay-off by the same employer.
Are you partially laid off?
If you are partially laid off, you are entitled to salary compensation for the part you are laid off.
Are you on sick leave?
You will not receive salary compensation when you are 100 per cent on sick leave. This is because you will receive sickness benefit. Read more about layoffs when you are on sick leave here.