In the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet claims Elisabeth Thoresen in AAP-the action that I want to make it harder to be now receiving disability benefits. It is a mistake. My starting point is that some among us have so large congenital or caused health problems that they need disability insurance.
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at the same time, there is a problem that those who struggle with health, but still have the ability to work and motivation to stand in a custom job into ever smaller degree get the chance to do it.
While Erna Solberg has been the prime minister it has been almost one new now receiving disability benefits in the hour, and the percentage that combines disability insurance with the job has gone down. Part of the explanation is regjeringas extensive cuts in the scheme of arbeidsavklaringspenger and also an increasing exclusion from the labour market for those who are depending on the adjustments in order to be in the job.
There is, in other words not too easy to get disability insurance, but in many cases too difficult to be left in the job.
the Unemployment rate has in recent times never been higher in the Oslo than in the last few months, and we have both in number and share of the highest unemployment in the country.
the Unemployment rate frames wide, but some are more susceptible than others: There are those with low income or less formal education hardest hit. Women are also more prone than men. The young are more susceptible than older. And immigrants are more vulnerable than other population.
I am afraid many of those now available, and who have little education and health problems, will not get back in the workplace if we do not make fundamental changes in the labour market and social policies.
Our welfare state is based on the fact that people who can't support themselves by being in the work receives a inntektsoverføring from the community. So it shall be, it is our social safety net. But for those who still have the ability to work are in camps only bunnplanken.
Work is also welfare. We need to think about work the way we think about health care and education. Work should basically be for all, just as the school and the education is there, and not be reserved for those who have good health and formal education. The united nations has defined work as a human right.
It is remarkable that the government is taking so easy on this right, and leave the people who have the ability and motivation to work outside the workplace.
In the Newspaper 12. June, I argued for the welfare state in addition to only offering camps for those who are outside of the regular work should also provide work for those who still work capacity. This is not an attack on those who receive disability insurance, as Thorsen interpret it as, but a desire to strengthen both our common welfare and the right to work.When shall we ill be heard? Debate You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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