The government wants to limit the benefits sent abroad by capping rates of disability and family allowances to price levels in the recipient’s country.
“This means, for example, that if you receive child benefit in Poland, it will be according to Norwegian regulations but at Polish price levels,” Labour’s (Ap) Hadia Tajik told Dagbladet.
Labour’s proposal, which comes after the Conservatives (H) proposed altering the benefit scheme to stop Polish workers sending their child benefit abroad.
The Progress Party (FrP) have also called for changes to child welfare, wanting to end child welfare for foreigners and replace it with tax breaks.
Hadia Tajik does not see Labour’s proposed scheme stretching to cover pensions, however, which would mean any retired Norwegians living abroad would still get their full entitlement levels. She also suggests raising the retirement age to 70.
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