Sickness absence, care, training and care allowance
Care money (Absence in the case of a child's or a childminder's sickness)
The right to leave with pay in the event of a child's illness is set at 10 working days per. calendar year per employee, and applies until the year the child turns 12 years of age. You can get care money in:
10 days per calendar year if you care for one or two children.
15 days per calendar year if you care for more than two children. 20 days per calendar year if you are alone in caring for one or two children.
30 days per calendar year if you are alone in caring for more than two children.
If you have long-term / chronically ill or disabled children and this leads to a markedly higher risk of absence, you can also get 10 days for each chronically ill or disabled child until the year the child turns 18. When you are alone in the care, the number of benefit days doubles. By "chronic illness" is meant, for example, children with heart disease, arthritis, asthma, severe congenital malformations. The term "long-term ill" is understood to mean at least one year of illness and must be the same in the case of the disease. Note: You must apply for NAV yourself for extended rights in such cases, information about the decision must be sent to the Service Team If the child's parents do not live together, the days of care allowance can be allocated
proportionately to each of you on the basis of the agreement of association between you. You must provide NAV with a written declaration of the distribution of care in accordance with the agreement on social security. NAV issues a declaration to the employer about the distribution of the right to care allowance. You can transfer up to ten care days to a new spouse or cohabitant provided the cohabitation relationship has lasted for at least 12 months. We must receive written notification of the transfer. Read more about current rules and legislation here.
Nursing money for a child's illness
When your child becomes ill or injured or needs continuous supervision and care due to illness / injury, you can claim care allowance as compensation for lost income. You must be a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme at the time of starting the care allowance and have worked at least 4 weeks or received unemployment benefit, sickness benefit, parental benefit, nursing benefit or training allowance from NAV within the same period. In addition, you must have lost your income because you take care of the child. The form "Application for care allowance" must be completed by you and the hospital / doctor / therapist. Follow the info on the form. Deliver "Employer's copy" of this form to your immediate superior, the manager will then forward the form to the Service Team that is absent and requires a refund from NAV. This part of the form should not contain any health information about the child. You will find information and application form here.
Training money - Children
Training money is given to a person who has a close care relationship for the child. It may be other than the parents, such as a cohabitant of one who is alone in caring for the child or grandparents. The same rules apply to tuition fees as to nursing benefits in relation to membership in Norwegian national insurance and pensionable income.
The form "Application for training money" must be filled in by you and your doctor at the health institution or the competence center responsible for the training.
Deliver "Employer's copy" of this form to your immediate superior, the manager will then forward the form to the Service Team that is absent and requires a refund from NAV. This part of the form should not contain any health information about the child. Course certificate and "Registration certificate" can also be sent to the Service Team for further processing.
The training must take place at an approved health institution or you attend a parental course at a public special educational center.
If a close relative is in the final phase of life, you can be granted up to 60 days of nursing money to care for him or her at home. The nursing money can be taken out on individual days over several weeks. The crucial thing is that the sick is considered to be in the final phase of life during the entire period. The home can be with the sick and / or with the person who cares for the sick. Who is related is defined by the sick person and his or her desire for who is to provide care. It can be family, friends, neighbor or other people in the community. If the sick is to ill to give their own consent to who is to provide care, the doctor's declaration shall state who this is. The same rules for membership of Norwegian National Insurance and pensionable income apply here as for nursing benefits for sick children.
The form "Application for nursing allowance - related persons" must be filled in by you and the doctor or health institution who have treated the patient.
Deliver "Employer's copy" of this form to your immediate superior, the manager will then forward the form to the Service Team that is absent and requires a refund from NAV. This part of the form should not contain health information about the person in need of care.You will find information and application form here.