In June Parliament in Norway decided to increase paternity and maternity quota for 15 weeks. This applies to children born / adopted from 1 July 2018.
What does this mean in practice?
The change in paternity and maternity quota will apply to parents with children born / adopted on July 1, 2018 or later.
Starting time is thus when the child is born / adopted. This applies regardless of when the term for birth is. That means, even though the term is in June and a person took paternity/maternity leave in relation to that, the paternity/maternity quota will be 15 weeks if a child born in July.
NAV has already adapted its electronic application form for parental benefit so that those who have a term from 1 July and later apply for a fathers and mothers quota of 15 weeks.
Parental benefit period is divided into three parts: mothers quota, fathers quota and a joint period.
From 1st of July 2018 the parent period after birth is:

  100 % coverage 80 % coverage
 Maternity quote 15 weeks (+3 weeks before birth) 19 weeks
 Paternity quote 15 weeks 19 weeks
 Joint period 16 weeks 18 weeks
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