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Sickness benefit

Loss of income due to illness may entitle you to sickness benefit. The condition is that you have been employed for at least four weeks before sick leave begins. Your are entitled to sickness benefit for a maximum of 52 weeks. The illness must be documented by a self-declaration or a medical certificate. You are entitled to sickness benefit from your first day of absence. The employer pays the sickness benefit for the first 16 days, after which the Norwegian National Insurance scheme takes over.

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