The last days it has been published several cases in the Newspaper and other media that 11 000 persons have lost the payments from the Norwegian labour and WELFARE service during the past year. This has led to some of the misconceptions around the numbers and what they mean for the individual NAV-user and society in general.11 400 deprived of WELFARE benefits
In 2018 unruffled NAV stansvedtak in 11.426 issues that affected unemployment benefits. These decisions are divided into two types: Extended waiting time and temporary closure. Concretely had NAV the following stansvedtak on unemployment benefits in 2018:
8457 people got stop because they, themselves, had terminated his position without reasonable grounds, or was even guilty of any termination, and got the extended waiting time or temporary closure of 12 weeks.
1487 people got stop because they failed to meet the call with the NAV. These people got the temporary loss of unemployment benefits mainly in 4 weeks.
861 people got stop because they refused to participate in labour market schemes and got the stoppage in 12 weeks.
621 people got stop because they refused to take offered work and also got the stoppage in 12 weeks.
It is important to note that in all these cases, there is talk of a temporary loss of unemployment benefits, not long-lasting. How long dagpengene is halted depending on the cause of the decision.- Where did the them NAV took support from?
Persons who without valid reason, fail to meet the agreed call with NAV usually gets a stansvedtak at 4 weeks, while people who refuse to attend the labor or refuse to take the offered work as a rule get a stansvedtak at 12 weeks. By annengangs decision increased this to 26 weeks. But at the outlet they are back as the receivers of unemployment benefits – unless they have been given employment in the meantime, or for other reasons no longer are job seekers.
It is also worth noting that this is the lowest number of persons who received such stansvedtak since 2010, when the number was 16.257. The highest number of NAV has had the last few years, was in 2014 with the 18.195 stansvedtak.Notifies the stringent WELFARE requirements Dagbladet Plus
It is natural that there is a correlation between unemployment in Norway and the number of people who get temporary stansvedtak. When the unemployment rate falls, as it has done in the last couple of years, we get fewer on unemployment benefits, and probably thus also fewer stansvedtak. The increase from eight to 12 weeks of extended wait time that came in 2016, may also have had an effect.
As there are multiple factors that come into play, not the number of stansvedtak be a good measure of how "strict" NAV is – either now or in time to come.