Subsistence rates

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Subsistence rates for cases after of July 2018 (rates before of July 2018 in parenthesis)


Montly rate


8 658 kr (8 463 kr)

Spouses / cohabitants together

14 661 kr (14 331 kr)

Spouses / cohabitants individually 

7 330 kr (7 165 kr)



Montly rate

0–5 years (until they turn 6 years)

2 771 kr (2 709 kr)

6–10 years

3 675 kr (3 592 kr)

11–17 years

4 640 kr (4 536 kr)

Are there more than three people in your household?
From and including the fourth person, we will deduct 20% of the subsistence rate for the youngest person in the household. 

Other rates we use in our case processing that will affect the calculation

  • Child benefit – The child benefit rate is NOK 970 per month per child (ordinary rate) and it is included as part of your total income (you do not have to document this).
  • Child maintenance
    – Income – If you receive child maintenance payments from a parent who does not live with the child, or who has reduced access rights, this will be included in the calculation of your total income.
    – Expense – If you do not live with the child and pay child maintenance payments, this will be deemed to be an expense.

    Documentation of child maintenance?
    If it is handled through NAV, you do not need to document it. If the child maintenance payments are a private arrangement between the two of you, it must be documented.
  • Children’s pension – Is also included as part of your total income (you have to document this).
  • Access – If you do not live with your child but have access rights.
    Enclose the access agreement as documentation. Access is deducted as an expense at the rates stated below.

    Do you have more than two children? From and including the third child, we will deduct 20% of the access rate for the third child and for any other additional children.
    This only affects the calculation in relation to your dealings with us and has nothing to do with the child maintenance or access agreement.

Scope of access

The childs's age


   0–5 years 

  6–10 years

 11–14 years

 15–18 years

Access class 1
(2–3 nights per month)

215 kr (212)

312 kr (306)

390 kr (385)

450 kr (443)

Access class 2
(4–8 nights per month) 

712 kr (701)

1034 kr (1012)

1294 kr (1272)

1490 kr (1468)

Access class 3
(9–13 nights per month)

993 kr (978)

1442 kr (1412)

1803 kr (1778)

2078 kr (2047)

Access class 4
(14–15 nights per month) 

1246 kr (1228)

1810 kr (1773)

2263 kr (2232)

2609 kr (2570)


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