Through Lucie Fraissé
For nearly three years, this 37-year-old man had improperly received the RSA. He had thus received nearly 15,000 euros, before the trick was flushed out.
The man, who was taken into custody at Toulouse, at the beginning of September 2021, explained that he did not have the CAF app on his phone to update his situation. And as the money continued to fall into his bank account, he had let the situation continue.
2 billion euros in endowments
In 2020, according to figures from CAF, 0.22% of Upper Garonne have deliberately defrauded like this man, for a amount of € 3,965 million. A significant amount, but to be put in parallel with the total amount of benefits paid over the year: 2,148 million euros which were distributed to 351,099 beneficiary households in Haute-Garonne.
Thus, over the year, 133,966 beneficiaries had to reimburse an overpayment. Only 736 of them were considered fraudulent.
Detection of the increasing number of frauds
As every year, the major part of the sums wrongly collected are as a result of involuntary errors of the beneficiaries. The Caf calls it indus: in 2020, they reached 22 million euros. Most of the time, they are linked to the fact that beneficiaries forget to declare a change in situation or are mistaken in their resources to declare.
To bring to light these frauds, whether voluntary or not, the Caf has several levers: data exchange with partners (such as the tax service for example); request for supporting documents from beneficiaries or interview with controllers. A set of measures which made it possible to multiply by three the number of fraud detected since 2012.
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