Tuesday, May 8, 2018
I have a lot on my mind when it comes to Norwegian authorities and their attitude to the poor. We have 9.3 percent poor people living under the UN poverty line. The food is so expensive in Norway that many of these people go to bed without having eaten a hot meal for dinner. Other expenses such as Dentist, doctor and medication are also expensive.
We have a government agency called NAV or Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration. NAV administers all those who register as unemployed, those with disability benefits and other social benefits.
NAV keeps payments low and gives poor a difficult and unpredictable future. There is a political will to reduce disability payments among several political parties. It is also a program to reduce the number of people on social security and other benefits. So many people live in uncertainty about the next development in their case.
More about this later