You can receive financial assistance during your stay if you do not have money. The assistance can be in the form of pocket money or money for food.
You can also apply for assistance for things like necessary medical help, glasses and support to buy textbooks in connection with an education.
In that case, you use this form (in norwegian only): Form for applying for additional assistance (pdf, 635 kB)
If you are entitled to live at a reception centre, you will be given money while you live there. You will be paid what is called the basic amount. You do not need to apply for the basic amount.
How much money you receive depends on
If you have received a final rejection of your application for protection, you will receive less money than before you received the final rejection. You cannot appeal to the reception centre or the UDI because you receive less money after you have received a final rejection.
If you have expenses for medicine or medical treatment that is necessary for your life and health, you can apply to have these expenses covered by the UDI. The UDI will consider whether or not to cover your expenses.
What expenses you can have covered depends on whether you have an application for asylum that is being processed, whether your application has been rejected or whether you have been granted a residence permit. If you have received a final rejection of your application, the expenses must concern an acute need for treatment.
The reception centre can help you to write the application and will give you more information.
Everyone who applies for asylum in Norway is entitled to live at an asylum reception centre.
You must live at a reception centre to be entitled to financial assistance, free interpreting services, Norwegian language tuition and other help at the reception centre.