Kela has reported that the income register has significantly reduced suspicions of abuse in some social benefits. Despite the low number of suspected abuses between 2018 and 2023, 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 been successful in reducing suspicions of abuse for both unemployment insurance and housing allowance, as per Kela’s report.
According to Kela, cases of suspected abuse are those where a customer has been consulted about suspicious behavior and where a decision has been made on the matter. Abuse is defined as when a beneficiary intentionally tries to get a benefit unjustifiably or more than they are entitled to. If you need further information on these topics or would like them summarized differently, please provide more specific details.