Kela’s income register has reduced suspicions of abuse in some social benefits, according to a recent report. 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. Basic income support had the most suspicions of abuse, followed by unemployment insurance and general housing support. In previous years, unemployment insurance accounted for the largest share of suspected abuse.
The income register system has reduced suspicions of abuse of unemployment insurance and housing allowance according to Kela. Cases of suspected abuse registered by Kela are those in which the customer has been consulted about suspected abuse and where Kela has made a decision on the matter. It is considered abuse if the beneficiary intentionally tries to get a benefit unjustifiably or more than they are entitled to.
In addition to this information, the rest of the article discusses other topics such as healthcare reform and government budget cuts, but these do not seem to directly relate to the information about benefits abuse from Kela.