Switzerland asks other countries to keep check on insurance claimants
Switzerland is striking deals with other countries in an effort to crack down on people suspected of abusing invalidity insurance.
Every year, 32,000 people ask for their insurance payments to be transferred abroad. But Swiss investigators are hampered by laws in other countries to make sure the person is actually entitled to the payments – and in some cases make sure the children that may also be included in the claim actually exist.
Switzerland is asking authorities in other countries to keep track on claimants – realizing it’s far more effective than sending Swiss inspectors all over the world.
So far only Uruguay is fully signed up – but deals with 44 other countries are close to being finalized. The priority countries are Kosovo, Thailand and Brazil.