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Management of subsistence benefit as national social assistance

The objective of the audit is to assess the activities of the Ministry of Social Affairs in organising subsistence benefit as a state measure. The objective is to describe the issues related to the organisation of subsistence benefit and the causes thereof and to contribute to solving the issues.

The main questions in the audit are the following:
1. Is there unfounded collection of data in local authorities when applying for subsistence benefit?
2. Are there unfounded differences in the comparison of local authorities in respect of limits of housing expenses established for calculating subsistence benefit?
3. Have local authorities provided other social assistance to recipients of subsistence benefit to improve their ability to cope?
4. Have the activities of the Ministry of Social Affairs in organising the system of subsistence benefit been sufficient to guide and support local authorities?

Area of government
Institution to be audited
Audit Department Audit Department
Director of Audit Ines Metsalu-Nurminen
Audit Team Tambet Drell, Reet Rutus, Ines Vali, Anneliis Arm
Audit Number 80105


Planned Start 1st half of 2022 Actual Start 1st half of 2022
Planned End 2nd half of 2022 Actual End 1st half of 2023
Status Published
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Created on 2/18/2022
Last modified on 7/3/2023
Last reviewed on 7/3/2023