In recent years, the income register has played a crucial role in reducing suspicions of abuse in social benefits. According to Kela, between 2018 and 2023, the number of suspected abuses of benefits remained low, with just under half of all paid benefits being suspected of abuse. The majority of suspicions were directed at basic income support, followed by unemployment insurance and general housing support.
However, Kela states that the income register system has been particularly effective in reducing suspicions of abuse in unemployment insurance and housing allowance. By implementing this system, Kela has been able to consult customers about suspected abuse and make decisions on the matter.
Suspected abuse of benefits registered by Kela refers to cases where a beneficiary intentionally tries to unjustifiably obtain a benefit or more than they are entitled to. It is important for Kela to ensure that these instances are identified and addressed promptly in order to maintain public trust in the social welfare system.
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