Centre for Excellence

  • ISSA Guidelines:
  • Error, Evasion and Fraud in Social Security Systems

Centre for Excellence

  • ISSA Guidelines:
  • Error, Evasion and Fraud in Social Security Systems

Error, Evasion and Fraud in Social Security Systems -
Guideline 9. Ensuring unique identification

The institution establishes and applies a policy and a strategy to define unique identifiers for insured persons, beneficiaries, employers and companies providing services (i.e. service providers) in coordination with a policy for authentication.

This involves uniquely identifying:

  • Beneficiaries, insured persons, beneficiaries, benefits;
  • Employers – companies contributing to the system;
  • Companies providing a service financed or organized by the social security system.

Establishing a unique identifier (ID) for all beneficiaries and contributors is fundamental to detecting and preventing EEF. It allows to identify stakeholders, contributors and beneficiaries quickly and precisely. Weakness in these processes calls into question whether the benefit is paid to the right beneficiary and whether the contributions are being collected.