During the health crisis, social protection agencies were unable to conduct as many checks as usual.
The family allowance funds, which distribute around fifty billion euros in benefits each year (RSA, family allowances, activity bonus, APL, etc.) were no exception.
In 2020, according to Les Echos, 255.5 million euros of fraud were detected against 323.7 million in 2019. The average amount detected increased to 6,921 euros, for 36,900 fraud (0.27% of beneficiaries).
The previous year, 49,000 frauds had been detected.
In 2019, 1.2 billion euros of anomalies detected
In addition to these cases of fraud, the checks carried out by CAF also make it possible to make simple adjustments following errors made by the insured or by the funds.
Still according to Les Echos, 4.3 million requests for supporting documents were made by the controllers and 106,000 on-site inspections were carried out. In addition, there are more than 32.5 million automated checks by data exchange with Pôle emploi or the tax service - for 13.6 million beneficiary households. These checks made it possible to regularize 1.11 billion euros, including 829 million euros overdue (for fraud, but not always), and 286 million euros in reminders (for the benefit of the beneficiary). In other words, 74% are overdue, and 26% are recalls. The previous year, 1.2 billion euros of anomalies had been detected, for 33.4 million checks. This activity therefore remained very dynamic despite the disorganization due to the health crisis.