Norway removes pension from elder imigrants

Minister of the Labour and Social Affairs department,  Robert Eriksson
Minister of the Labour and Social Affairs department, Robert Eriksson

Government proposes in the national budget to remove benefit from immigrants who have come to Norway at a family reunion.

The government proposes to cut 40 million in aid to the aged over 67 who have lived in Norway for a short time.

500 elderly immigrants will lose their income
Those who want family reunification must be able to support his father / mother. So there is the child who has dependents responsibility. Today it is so that the state will take over this responsibility when the father / mother passed 67 years. It is namely so that people over 67 who have lived in Norway for a short time, and thus do not receive a pension, you receive support from the state corresponding to a minimum.

In the budget it says that there are around 500 recipients today who will lose this support.

Taking money from immigrant families because it is fair
Eriksson, sees no reason why the state should take over this provision responsibility and says that they cut this support because they do not want to encourage family reunification in that provision responsibility put onto taxpayers.

SOURCE: Aftenposten

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