Mon. Feb 26th, 2024
Instances of Kela subsidy abuse are infrequent

Kela has reported that the income register system has significantly reduced suspicions of abuse in some social benefits. The number of suspected abuses has remained low between 2018 and 2023, with just under half of all paid benefits being suspected of abuse last year. This shows that the income register system is effective in identifying and preventing abuse of benefits.

The most common types of suspected abuse included basic income support, followed by unemployment insurance and general housing support. However, previous years had seen a much higher percentage of suspected abuse in unemployment insurance, highlighting the effectiveness of the income register system in reducing this type of abuse.

Cases of suspected abuse are registered by Kela after consulting with the beneficiary and making a decision on the matter. Abuse is defined as intentional attempts to receive a benefit unjustifiably or more than one is entitled to. By implementing this system, Kela has been able to identify and prevent many cases of fraudulent behavior, resulting in a more fair and efficient distribution of benefits.

By Editor

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