Child benefit allowance
Families with children under the age of 18 receive child benefit allowance from the state. Child benefit allowance is paid at the end of each month, and we do not pay tax on this money. Everyone is paid the same amount of child benefit allowance per child regardless of the family’s income.
It is important to understand that child benefit allowance is the parents’ money and not the child’s. Child benefit allowance is supposed to cover some of the expenses the family incurs due to having a child, such as higher living expenses, clothing, shoes, sports equipment and the like.
The general rule concerning entitlement to child benefit allowance is that the children one is receiving benefit for are resident in Norway. If the child or children live outside Norway for more than 12 months, the family, as a rule, loses the right to child benefit allowance. Child benefit allowance can also be paid for children who live in an EEA country other than Norway if, for example, one of the parents works in Norway.
The rates listed below applied from 1st January 2007 and show how much a family receives for each child per month:
You can read more about child benefit allowance on NAV’s website.
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