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Regulations Relating To Benefits For Lone Parents Under The National Insurance Act, Chapter 15

Original Language Title: Forskrift om stønad til enslig mor eller far etter folketrygdloven kapittel 15

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Regulations relating to benefits for lone parents under the National Insurance Act chapter 15

Date FOR-2015-11-21-1341

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Published In 2015 Booklet 13

Commencement 01/01/2016



FOR 1997-03-11-221, FOR-1997-12-19-1429



LOV-1997-02-28-19-§15-2, LOV-1997-02-28-19-§15-4, LOV-1997-02-28-19-§15-6, legislation 1997-02-28-19-§15-8, LOV-1997-02-28-19-§15-11

24.11.2015 kl. 14.10

Short Title
Regulations relating to benefits for lone parents

Adopted of Labour and Social Affairs on 21 November 2015, pursuant to the Act on 28 February 1997 no. 19 on National Insurance (Insurance Act) § 15-2, § 15-4, § 15-6, § 15-8 and § 15-11.

§ 1. Persons who have previously been members provision of Insurance Act § 15-2 first paragraph of prior membership, shall not apply to persons who have been members for a lengthy period, and that becomes a member again after an interruption in less than ten years.

§ 2. Exemptions from the requirement for prior membership Even if a person does not satisfy the requirement in § 1, exceptions can be made from the provisions concerning prior membership when special circumstances make it reasonable. Emphasis should be on whether

contingency occurred while he or she was a member of Insurance,

she or he has previously been a member, and

she or he had special reasons for coming to Norway beyond taking employment or education.

If the widowed mother or father was not a member when the contingency occurred, it can only be waived if he or she has previously been long-time member.

§ 3. Close housing Parents who live in the same house, and the house has four or fewer dwelling units, has a close living conditions, which means that none of them should be considered the sole carer.
Other housing conditions can be considered to be equivalent to living in a house with four or fewer units, so that neither parent shall be deemed to be the sole carer. This applies when the parents live

autonomous in the same plot or farm,

autonomous around the same farmyard,

nearest homes or townhouses in the same street,

adjacent homes with access between the houses, or

same apartment building or other property that has more than four dwelling units.

§ 4. Real jobseeker As genuine jobseeker considered whoever is employable, and is willing to

take any work that is paid by tariff or customs,

take any work where the travel time amounts to up to an hour each way by public transport between home and workplace,

take work corresponding to at least half of the full time and

participate in labor market.

The widowed mother or father can opt for evening, night and weekend work.

§ 5. Necessary and appropriate education or training is not usually necessary to take education or training when the widowed mother or father have vocational qualifications. Education or training may nevertheless be regarded as necessary and appropriate if the vocational skills are outdated or that is not consistent with sole care of young children.
Education or training shall normally be carried out by public institutions or apprenticeship with an approved apprenticeship contract. Education or training by private educational institutions may be approved in exceptional circumstances.
Education at military schools or agency training can not be accepted as necessary and appropriate education or training.
The widowed mother or father, in cooperation with the Labour and Welfare Administration draw up a concrete plan for implementation and goal for education or training (activity plan), cf. Act 16 June 2006 no. 20 on NAV § 14a third joint. Activity Plan forms the basis for decisions on necessary and appropriate education or training.

§ 6. Stønadstid for transitional transitional benefit can be continuous or in several separate periods.
Any period as a single mother or father has been paid transitional for, shall be considered stønadstid. Although not being paid transitional, runs benefit period under the National Insurance Act § 15-8 first paragraph and second paragraph, first and second sentence, if it is paid other current benefits under the National Insurance Act section 15.
Transitional benefits under the National Insurance Act § 15-8 second paragraph first and second sentence may be provided for up to 36 months in context or in several separate periods.

§ 7. Benefits to cover the costs of tuition fees, etc. Financial support for tuition, tuition and examination fee granted on the basis of the actual costs, based on the State Educational Loan rates for tuition. For education on part-covered tuition fees by up to 1/4, 1/2, 2/3 or 3/4 of the maximum benefit at full time. The benefit is reduced with grants given to the same purpose and are not means tested.

§ 8. Commencement etc. Regulations come into force on 1 January 2016.
From the same date

Regulations March 11, 1997 no. 221 on exemptions from the requirement in the National Insurance Act § 15-2 first paragraph of prior membership of entitlement to benefit as a single parent

Regulation of 19 December 1997 no. 1429 on stønadstid for transitional to a single parent.