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If person is national of an EEA country* and is working (worked) in Norway whereas his family is living in his home country, in this case a benefit can be granted. Types of benefits: Barnetryg (Child Benefit), Utvidet Barnetrygd (Extended Child Benefit) and Kontantstøtte (Cash-for care Benefit). If you meet the requirements it is possible to get two benefits at the same time. Benefits can be paid in arrears for up to three years (or last 3 months in Kontantstøtte case) from the date of application if the conditions are satisfied and you must provide: income for the last 3 years in Norway evidence: payslips, employment contract(s) and Skattekort.

  • Barnetrygd (Child Benefit) money is granted to the children under the age of 18 years. The payment amount is 970 NOK per month. Child Benefit purpose is to help parents to cover the costs of raising children. If you receive similar benefit for the child in your home country, you will only be paid the amount by which the Norwegian benefit may exceed that benefit in the home country.

  • Utvidet Barnetrygd (Extended Child Benefit) You can receive child benefit if you live alone with the child - to get money for one child more than you actually have (+ 970 NOK 970 NOK).

  • Kontantstøtte – (Cash-for care Benefit) money is granted to children from 1 to 2 years. Cash-for-care benefits will be granted for a maximum of 11 months. Provided the child does not attend kindergarten or attend less than 20 hours per week. Can be paid in arrears for up to three months from the date of application. Full cash-for-care benefit is NOK 6,000 per month for children between the ages of 13-23 months.

*Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania , Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. While Switzerland is not in the EEA, Swiss nationals have the same rights as EEA nationals.

Required documents:

Barnetrygd
• A copy of marriage certificate (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• A copy of child’s birth certificate (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• A copy of child’s passport;
• Certificate from Social Department authorities confirming that the child does not receive any benefits or receives benefits in an EEA country (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• Copies of both parents' passports;
• Family composition certificate (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• Police residence permit in Norway. Issued in Norway.
• A copy of the employment contract in Norway;
• Payslips – original or copies;
• 
Årsopgave form - original or copies.
Utvidet Barnetrygd
• One of the documents confirming that the child grows with single father / mother:
- A copy of divorce certificate (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
- A copy of death certificate (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
- A copy of court decision on custody (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• A copy of child’s birth certificate (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• A copy of child’s passport;
• Certificate from Social Department authorities confirming that the child does not receive any benefits or receives benefits in an EEA country (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• Copies of both parents' passports;
• Family composition certificate (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• Police residence permit in Norway. Issued in Norway.
• A copy of the employment contract in Norway;
• Payslips – original or copies;
• Årsopgave form - original or copies.
Kontantstøtte
• If a child attends kindergarten:
- Certificate from the kindergarten stating how many hours per week the child attends kindergarten. Hours shall not exceed 20 hours per week (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• A copy of marriage certificate (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• A copy of child’s birth certificate (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• A copy of child’s passport;
• Certificate from Social Department authorities confirming that the child does not receive any benefits or receives benefits in an EEA country (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• Copies of both parents' passports;
• Family composition certificate (translated to English or Norwegian languages);
• Police residence permit in Norway. Issued in Norway.
• A copy of the employment contract in Norway;
• Payslips – original or copies;
• Årsopgave form - original or copies.

F.A.Q.

What if you do not have all the required documents?
You must submit all the required documents yourself, because if we do not have all the necessary documents, we cannot start the process to receive children benefit.
How much will it cost?
The service fee is € 120 if you applied for Barnetrygd, Utvidet Barnetrygd or Kontantstøtte from Norway. If you apply for two or more children we charge € 90 fee for each additional child.
How will I receive child benefit?
Norwegian NAV (Labor and Welfare Organization) pays the money to the person with whom the child is living at this moment. Agents cannot receive this money, so this is the reason we use prepayment.
How long will it take to get a child benefit?
The period during which benefits are proceeded is 6-12 months. In some cases, the process may take a shorter or longer time.

USEFUL INFORMATION:

  • If you stop working in Norway, you must inform NAV (Labor and Welfare Organization) about it, because when you stop working in Norway you cannot get child benefits. If you are no longer employed in Norway and still get benefits for children, after a certain time NAV can calculate a debt for you.
  • Both Child benefit and Cash-for-care benefits are paid by NAV (Labor and Welfare Organization)at the end of every month.
  • If you are entitled for benefit for the last 3 years, the full amount will be paid at once, after the NAV (Labor and Welfare Organization) will confirm that you meet the requirements for benefit.
  • NAV (Labor and Welfare Organization) determines whether you are entitled to a certain benefit or not. RT Tax is not responsible for decision time, decision result or how much money you will receive.

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