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paragraph 1 of the Convention on social security between Sweden, Denmark,
Finland, Iceland and Norway signed in Bergen
June 12, 2012 to apply that law in this country. The Convention's
content set out in the annex to this law.
1. this law shall enter into force on the day the Government determines.
2. by law repeals Act (2004:114) concerning the Nordic Convention
on social security. The repealed law does
still in relation to the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland Islands
to its Convention of 12 June 2012 in accordance with article
16.3 enters into force.
Nordic Convention on social security
The Governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden,
that since the agreement on the European economic area
(EEA Agreement) entered into force in the European
the provisions on the coordination of policies on social security
for workers, self-employed persons and members of their families
moving within the community as regards persons
move between the Nordic countries,
that was last August 18, 2003 signed a Nordic Convention
on social security as a supplement to the European
the regulation on the coordination of policies on social security
through which the Nordic countries have committed themselves to in large
extent in the North apply the provisions
even on certain groups of people for whom the regulation is not
directly applicable, namely persons who are not nationals of
an EEA country, or who are not or have been workers
or self-employed in the meaning,
Desiring to conclude a Convention on social security, which is based
on the principles of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 and, in accordance
with its basic idea,
who want to customize the Nordic Convention to Regulation
(EC) No 883/2004, which also includes people who are not
or has been employed or self-employed, to
implementing provisions to this Regulation (EC) no
987/2009 and to the development of the Nordic countries
legislation on social security,
considering that there is a national fellowship from Denmark,
Faroe Islands and Greenland and the Faroe Islands and Greenland are not
members of the European Union or, subject to
The EEA Agreement,
have agreed to conclude a new Convention on
social security. This Convention complements
EU regulations and provide, in certain cases, additional
the rights of persons who move between the Nordic
The Convention has the following wording:
1. for the purposes of this Convention, the expression
1) "Nordic countries"
each of the contracting countries, as well as the
autonomous areas Faroe Islands and Greenland, which has its own
competence in the areas covered by the Convention, and
Åland in so far as these areas have given their consent to
the Convention will apply to them;
Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social
security systems in the version at every opportunity
relation between the Nordic countries and with the adjustments
as at each time point follows from annex VI to the agreement on
The European economic area of 2 May 1992
3) "implementing regulation"
Regulation (EC) no 987/2009 laying down the procedure for implementing
Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 in the version at each
opportunity comes between the Nordic countries and with the
adjustments at each time point follows from annex VI to
agreement on the European economic area of 2
May 1992 (the EEA Agreement);
4) "basic pension"
pension based on residence and extensions to pension
awarded to those who have no or low labour pension; compare
Annex 1 to the administrative agreement to this
Convention which sets out the benefits that are considered as
basic pension in the different Nordic countries.
2. Other statements contained in this Convention, the
same meaning as they have in the regulation, the implementing regulation
or in the Nordic countries ' national legislation.
Areas of expertise
This Convention applies to all legislation which
within the scope of its material scope.
1. this Convention applies to persons covered by the
the persons and who are or have been
covered by the legislation in a Nordic country.
2. this Convention applies, the following persons who are not
covered by the personal scope:
a) persons who are or have been covered by
legislation in a Nordic country,
b) family members or survivors deriving
rights of the persons referred to under (a).
3. in Denmark, the provisions of 1 and 2 only
a citizen of a Nordic country with regard to the application
a) policies for family benefits in Chapter 8 of the regulation,
b) article 64 of the regulation concerning unemployed persons travelling
to another Member State,
c) rules on the basic pension.
Extended application of the regulation
Subject to the provisions of this Convention, extended application
of the regulation and of the implementing regulation to all
persons covered by this Convention and resident
in a Nordic country.
PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPLICABLE LEGISLATION
A person is resident in a Nordic country in accordance with
national legislation. In the event of a conflict on which legislation
to be applied to a person, the person is deemed to be resident in
the Nordic country where he or she is registered, if not
specific reasons gives rise to something else.
Work on the continental shelf
For the purposes of applying the provisions of title
(II) should also work with the exploration and production of
natural resources of a country's continental shelf is regarded as
work in that country.
SPECIFIC PROVISIONS ON THE RIGHT TO BENEFITS
Reimbursement of expenses for return travel
1. For a person residing in a Nordic country and have
right to benefits in kind during a temporary stay there and
in another Nordic country, benefits, accounting
stay for the more expenses for return travel to
the country incurred by the person as a result
of their disease state needs to use more expensive process than
He or she otherwise would have used.
2. Paragraph 1 shall not apply to persons who may consent
to travel to another Nordic country in order to receive
BENEFITS IN RESPECT OF INVALIDITY, OLD AGE AND DEATH
Basic pension in the case of residence in a country
A person is, so long as he or she is a resident of a
EEA-country, entitled to a basic pension which he or she has
acquired in a Nordic country under the same conditions as
under the regulation, or arising out of this
Agreement in accordance with article 54(2)(b) of the regulation))
Is in more than one Nordic country the conditions applicable
to calculate the pension on the basis also of the adoption of
periods of insurance or residence, which would have
completed on pension case had not occurred, does
only a part of the future periods in the calculation of
each of the countries. This part is determined on the basis of the
actual periods of insurance or residence that is used
in the pension calculation after the relationship between the
actual period in the country and the total actual
period in the countries.
Exemptions from certain requirements for completion of periods
The requirement of periods of insurance, employment or
periods of self-employment according to
Article 61(2) does not apply to those who either have
work carried out to such an extent that he or she has
been subject to the legislation on unemployment benefits
or received such benefits in the Nordic country where
claim for benefits is made. However, the work must have been carried out or
unemployment benefits have been received within a period of five years
from the date of notification of the unemployment of the public
employment services and, where applicable, from the date of
application for membership of the competent unemployment fund.
Calculation of additional amounts and excess amounts
1. Benefits are intended to compensate for loss of income
at parenting should not be taken into account for the purposes of
Article 68(2) regarding withholding of the benefit
or calculating the additional amount.
2. A public authority or institution which, in accordance with article
68(2) of regulation must withhold a benefit and pay out
an additional amount to do the calculation of the overall
the amount of family benefits for each child separately and
include family benefits up to the amount
provided for in the other State and pay out
the additional amount.
1. the institutions involved in cross-border situations
of the competent State and the State of residence shall cooperate
to provide support and active measures to people in order to
promote opportunities for entry and return to work.
The institution of the Member State of residence shall, after consultation with the
the institution of the competent State, provide such
interventions that are possible within the framework of the country's
2. If a stake could mean change
of membership, should the institutions as far as
possible resolve the situation for the benefit of the individual.
The competent authorities, or the institution designated by the
the competent authority shall enter into an administrative arrangement
with the provisions necessary in order to ensure a
uniform Nordic application of this Convention.
Administrative cooperation and liaison bodies
1. For the purposes of this Convention, the authorities and
institutions assist one another to the extent necessary.
2. In cross-border situations, the relevant authorities
and institutions of the States concerned to cooperate in order to
improving administrative procedures, to assist each other, as well as in
concrete cases to cooperate, particularly on conflict issues, in order
as far as possible, resolve the situation for the benefit of the
3. In each Nordic country, there shall be the liaison bodies
appointed by the competent authority.
Agreement to waive reimbursement
1. With regard to articles 35, 41 and 65 of the regulation
refrain from the Nordic countries, unless otherwise agreed between the two
or several countries, from each repayment between countries
of expenditure on benefits in kind for sickness and maternity, as well as
in respect of accidents at work and occupational diseases, the benefits to
unemployed as well as for administrative and medical supervision.
2. The Nordic countries also refrain from repayment of
expenditure for actions referred to in article 12(1) of
3. Countries abstaining, however, not from repayment when the
terms of benefits to the people according to the
Article 20.1, 28.1 and article 36 (1) has been given permission to
travel to another Nordic country in order to receive the necessary
the care that his condition requires.
Date of entry into force
1. This Convention enters into force provided that:
Annex VI to the EEA Agreement adapted to Regulation (EC) no
2. This Convention shall enter into force on the first day of the
third month after the month in which all Governments have
the Danish Government announced that they have fulfilled all
conditions for the entry into force of the Convention.
3. For the Faroe Islands, Greenland and åland part enters
Convention in force 30 days after Denmark's
and the Government of Finland has announced the Danish
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Faroe Islands and Greenland country Board
country's Board and åland has announced that
the Convention will apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland respectively
The åland Islands.
4. In connection with its accession to the Faroe Islands and Greenland
country boards consider whether the personal scope of article
3.3. the exception in regulation rules
If the basic pension applicable to Denmark, also apply to
5. The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall inform the other
the parties and the Secretariat of the Nordic Council of Ministers
the receipt of these messages and the time for
the entry into force of the Convention.
Denunciation of the Convention
1. Are the parties terminate the Convention to writing
This message is sent to the Danish
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which shall inform the other parties of
This and if the content of the message.
2. The notice applies only to the party who made it and
valid from the beginning of the calendar year in which occurs
at least six months after the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
received the notice of termination.
3. If the Convention is terminated, rights acquired on
because of the Convention still persist.
1. this Convention shall enter into force ends on the Nordic
Convention of 18 December 2003 on social security to
apply. This Convention shall not lead to the reduction of
amount of benefit provided by the entry into force of the Convention in
question about benefits covered by the Convention. With respect to
on the Faroe Islands and Greenland have Convention of 18 September
2003 on social security continued validity to the time
This Convention shall enter into force, but not later than one year after
the entry into force of the Convention in accordance with article 16.
2. Have the person acquired the right to basic pension from a
Nordic country on the basis of residence in the country during the time
before 1 January 1994, during which he or she is at the same time
acquired the right to work in another Nordic country,
should this period basic pension are calculated only from
the latter country. Has anyone during such a period of time
acquired pension from several Nordic countries, one of which
even where the person's country of residence, the basic pension only
is calculated from that country.
3. Claim for benefits made after this Convention
date of entry into force should be examined under this Convention even when
applied for benefits for the period prior to the entry into force.
The original text of this Convention shall be deposited with the
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which shall submit to the other
the parties certified copies of the text.
For confirmation of this, the Plenipotentiaries
have signed this Convention.
Done at Bergen on 12 June 2012 in a single copy in the Danish, Dutch,
Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish, what texts all have
the same validity.
For the Government of Denmark:
The Government of Finland:
For the Government of Iceland:
For the Norwegian Government:
For the Government of Sweden:
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