Remuneration rate

Expert members are paid according to the rates that apply when they carry out their assignment, as set by the Central Office for the Child Welfare Tribunal. The current rate is NOK 1,047 per hour.

All payments from the Child Welfare Tribunal to expert members are registered as personal income from employment in accordance with Section 5-10 of the Taxation Act.

Tribunal members receive travel and subsistence allowances in accordance with Norwegian government travel expense rates for domestic travel. All travel must take place in the way that incurs the least expense to the government. The use of private vehicles can only be approved by agreement with the tribunal.

Fee and travel expense claims must be registered as soon as possible and no later than three months after the work has been completed. Claims filed after the deadline will not normally be paid.


The tribunal chair sets the remuneration in each individual case. Tribunal members will be paid for up to three hours to familiarise themselves with the documents in the case before a tribunal hearing. If the proceedings in the case are to take place partly in writing, tribunal members will be paid for up to four hours. 

In certain cases, the tribunal chair may decide that the tribunal members should be paid for more time, if the nature or scope of the case so indicates. For participation in tribunal hearings and subsequent deliberations, remuneration is paid for every half hour commenced. In the event that a meeting lasts for less than an hour, remuneration is paid for one hour. If the meeting spans several days, remuneration is paid for every half hour commenced each day.

Remuneration is also paid for reviewing and signing a decision, normally limited to one hour. Cases that are decided using a simplified procedure are remunerated in the same way as other cases, but there is a possibility for remuneration to be paid for extra time spent preparing the case at the tribunal's office.

Cancelled and shortened meetings

Experts are compensated for four hours if a tribunal meeting is cancelled or postponed with less than two workdays’ notice. No compensation will be paid if meetings are shorter than planned.


Remuneration is paid for travel time and other types of absence between 08:00 and 16:00 on weekdays (Monday to Friday). Only travel time is paid outside of these times. No remuneration is paid for the hours between 22.00 and 06.00. The amount of remuneration is determined according to the current applicable rate. Remuneration is only paid for absences longer than 30 minutes. No remuneration will be paid for travel to and from the tribunal premises in cases where it would be cheaper for the Norwegian state if the member stayed locally.

By travel time is meant the actual time spent travelling, including any necessary waiting time. No remuneration is paid for absences lasting less than 30 minutes. However, if the absence amounts to more than 30 minutes, remuneration is paid for the total absence, meaning that no deduction is to be made for the first 30 minutes. Remuneration is paid for every half hour commenced.

Registering claims

When an assignment has been completed, register claims for fees and reimbursement for travel expenses and other expenses via one of the following:
  • The Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management’s (DFØ) self-service portal (login via the ID-porten solution)
  • App: DFØ Selvbetjening/DFØ Self service (available in the App Store and Google Play. First-time login via ID-porten)

The tribunal you have worked for has to order access before you can use the portal or app for the first time.
People who have opted out of electronic communication with the public administration, or are unable to submit an electronic form, can use paper forms. Grounds must be given for all exemptions.

The Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management (DFØ) is responsible for providing guidance and user support. For questions of a technical nature, contact DFØ's customer service centre by phoning (+47) 400 18 659 or sending an email to The customer service centre is open from 08:00 to 15:30 (08:00–15:00 between 15 May and 15 September). You can also address your questions to the chatbot available in the app and portal. See more information on DFØ's website about the self-service solutions for fee recipients.

For questions relating to assignments, please contact the tribunal that you carried out the assignment for. 


Pay type for fees

Register the fee claim using Pay type 5534: Committee fees.

Travel receipts and other documentation

All required receipts and other documentation must be submitted for payment to be approved (this does not apply to fee claims). The best way to do this is to upload the attachments in PDF format when registering the claim. The app allows you to take photos of receipts and then upload them. Submitting documentation digitally is more secure and will ensure faster payment than submitting it by post.

Required documentation includes:

  • Receipts and other documentation of travel expenses (with the exception of receipts for road tolls and the cheapest form of public transport – e.g. bus or train)
  • Receipts for expenses to be reimbursed
  • For air travel, documentation is required to show the route, date, cost and name of the traveller (a receipt of purchase is not sufficient). Please provide either an itinerary from the airline/travel agent issued after the flight was completed, or a receipt of purchase of a flight ticket and a boarding card/seat receipt. If you have an electronic boarding card, take a screenshot and upload it as an electronic attachment to the travel expense claim.