Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


(Updated 2022)

Sometime in your life you may be in need of the support provided by social security benefits. If you are living in the country where you were born and satisfy the qualifying conditions, you will be entitled to receive support. But you also have the right to receive benefits if you are a national of any EU country and move to another part of the EU. The information below sets out when you are eligible for benefits, what you are entitled to and how to go about claiming it.

Family benefits
Benefits for pregnancy, birth and adoption

Care services
Sickness benefit and attendance allowance
Work assessment allowance
Healthcare services

Occupational injury and occupational illness
Disability benefit
Basic benefit and attendance benefit

Old-age and survivors
Benefits for survivors
Retirement pension

Social assistance
Financial assistance

Unemployment benefit

Moving abroad
Previous coverage abroad can count

Main residence
'Resident' and 'employee' in Norway

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