Minister of Finance Nathalie Jaresko has told it is necessary to audit and verify social welfare payments and their receivers to streamline the social protection and welfare system.
«We want to make the social protection and welfare system more effective, fairer and efficient. To do this, we are implementing audit and verification for the social welfare payments and their receivers. At the same time, I want to point out that it is just about a check meant to detect misuse of the system, “ghost receivers” and incompliance with the criteria for the customers of the social welfare system», Nathalie Jaresko said in her interview to Liga.net.
According to the Minister of Finance, audit and verification could help save UAH 5 b in budget spending. At the same time, thanks to the adjustment of the social protection system, social support will be granted only to those really needing it. That is why the Ministry of Finance intends to launch targeted social welfare payments.
«Verification will be conducted by the Ministry of Finance. If the list of the social welfare customers turns out to be ok and no savings are possible for the state budget in this area, it will be our problem to find the UAH 5 b which are at stake», Nathalie Jaresko said.