Half of all state higher education institutions have no current plan for provision of premises and thus risk non-compliance with the Government’s requirements or current regulations, shows the Swedish National Audit Office audit.
Doctors in primary care have great difficulty in living up to the Social Insurance Agency’s requirements for sickness reporting for mental ill health. The Swedish National Audit Office’s latest audit shows that this risks leading to inconsistent and legally uncertain application of regulations when people who are unwell apply for compensation.
The housing allowance recovery system leads to low-income families with children frequently getting into debt. The Swedish National Audit Office audit shows that the changes recently proposed are a step in the right direction, but that this form of benefit as a whole should be reviewed.
The findings of the Swedish National Audit Office’s latest audit indicate that the rules for sickness and activity compensation should be changed, so that more people can receive compensation. According to Auditor General Stefan Lundgren, the current rules are far too strict, bearing in mind the negative consequences a refusal has on individuals’ health and finances.