Barnetrygd (Child Benefit) belong to children until they turn 18. The purpose of Child Benefit allowance is to help parents to defray some of the cost of raising children. If a child receives other benefits in a EEA country, you will only be paid the amount by which the Norwegian benefit exceeds the benefit a child receives in the EEA country.
Amount of the allowance: 1074 NOK per month (970 NOK per month till Mar 1 2019).
- A copy of marriage certificate (translated and certified by a translation agency);
- A copy of child’s birth certificate (translated and certified by a translation agency);
- A copy of child’s passport (if any);
- A Certificate from Ministry of Social Security and Labour of home country confirming that the child does not receive any benefits or receives benefits in an EEA country (translated and certified by a translation agency);
- Copies of passports of both parents;
- Family composition certificate issued by municipality or your local government (translated and certified by a translation agency);
- A residence permit issued by police in Norway;
- A copy of employment contract in Norway;
- Last payslips – originals or copies;
- Årsopgave – originals or copies.
Limitation period: Child Benefit allowance may be returned for the last 3 years.
Important information: If you stop working in Norway, you have to inform NAV (Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organization) about it because you are no longer eligible to receive Child Benefit allowance. If you stop working in Norway but you still receive Child Benefit allowance, NAV may calculate a debt for you. If parents live together, money is transferred to child’s mother. If one of the parents lives in Norway, money is transferred to the parent with whom a child is currently living in EEA country. NAV considers if you are eligible for Child Benefit allowance in Norway. RT Tax is not responsible for the time frame, outcome or the amount of allowance.