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Sweden Paying $1.6 Billion a Year to Cheaters

John on November 12, 2007 at 9:57 pm

Actually the number is $3,162,055,987 per year, but only about half of that is to people intentionally cheating the social welfare system. The other half is put down to “mistakes”:

Around 20 billion kronor in welfare benefits are wrongly paid out by government agencies every year, according to a new study.

The report, by a committee drawn from various public authorities, says that 10 billion kronor a year is paid out to people who are knowingly cheating the system.

Mistakes by benefit claimants account for 6 billion kronor, with the remaining overpayments due to failures by the public authority issuing the benefits.

None of this includes the generous benefits which are obtained legally in Sweden.

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