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Mental Health and Work: Norway

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Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental illness. This report on Norway is the fourth in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (OECD, 2012) are being tackled in a number of OECD countries. It concludes that Norway faces a unique situation whereby a generous welfare system stimulates large-scale labour market exclusion and significant socio-economic inequalities of people with a mental disorder, and hindering better outcomes of its employment and vocational rehabilitation programmes.

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Revising disability benefit assessment procedures and eligibility criteria in Norway

This chapter discusses the Norwegian disability benefit system and the possible reasons behind Norway’s exceptionally high beneficiary rates. The experience with temporary disability benefits, which were merged into a new benefit in the meanwhile, is analysed. Recommendations are given with respect to the assessment process, the eligibility criteria, the funding of the system, and the actual application and implementation of existing rules and regulations.

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