Tuesday Jan 27, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
13o C
7o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Tougher stance taken over falsely claimed pensions of deceased

Greece’s main social security fund, IKA, on Monday ordered its local branch directors to take legal action against any individual found to be claiming the pension of a deceased member of the fund.

The step comes following an internal investigation which concluded last week that more than 3,000 pensions were being paid into the bank accounts of deceased members of the fund six months or more after their death and being collected by relatives or other third parties.

Around 40 million of the illegally claimed 60 million euros has been recovered.

Monday’s order said that legal action should not be taken against individuals who confess to claiming their dead relative’s pensions as long as they come forward within the first three months of the death and return the money obtained.

Meanwhile, in a related development, a police investigation Monday revealed that thousands of prescriptions for medicines had been made out by dozens of doctors over the past few years in the names of deceased pensioners belonging to IKA and the NAT seamen’s fund and redeemed by third parties.

As an indication of the embezzlement’s extent, investigators said that 2,585 prescriptions had been written out in the first three months of 2013 in the names of pensioners who had died, costing the funds more than 150,000 euros

ekathimerini.com , Monday June 16, 2014 (19:51)  
Kammenos: from conservative rebel to Greek PM´s unlikely ally
Yanis Varoufakis named Greece´s new finance minister
Greek Elections 2015: Forming a government, Part 2 | LIVE
Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at Spanish base
Cyprus to stay in recession for 2015, university survey finds
Cyprus's battered economy will remain in recession in 2015, albeit shrinking a slower pace than last year, a survey by the University of Cyprus predicted on Tuesday. GDP will contract by 0.4...
Europe stocks fall from seven-year high; Greek bonds drop
European stocks fell from a seven-year high as results from Siemens AG and Royal Philips NV disappointed investors. Greek bonds slid for a second day while US natural gas jumped as cold weat...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Basket League favorites survive challenges on the road
PAOK consolidated its position in the top three of the Basket League with a triumph at AGO Rethymnou on Saturday, while Olympiakos and Panathinaikos emerged victorious from their tough away ...
SOCCER
Olympiakos overcomes depleted OFI at Iraklio
Easy though it may seem, Olympiakos’s 3-0 win at depleted OFI Crete was rather difficult on Saturday, but was enough to keep the Reds on top on Saturday, as they have maintained their two-po...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Greece, where everyone´s a winner
Whether a tradition or simply a bad habit, we have trouble finding a loser in any electoral race, a party leader who will openly concede defeat without trying to mitigate it with excuses. Th...
EDITORIAL
Political faux pas
Democracies have rules and institutions that must be respected and served by all who represent them. Most people can appreciate that politicians who have worked hard for the past two-and-a-h...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Cyprus to stay in recession for 2015, university survey finds
2. Kammenos: from conservative rebel to Greek PM´s unlikely ally
3. Yanis Varoufakis named Greece´s new finance minister
4. Greek Elections 2015: Forming a government, Part 2 | LIVE
5. Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at Spanish base
6. Europe stocks fall from seven-year high; Greek bonds drop
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greek Elections 2015: Forming a government, Part 1 | LIVE
2. Greece, where everyone's a winner
3. Three days of mourning declared over death of two Greek pilots in Spain
4. Political faux pas
5. Greek uncertainty weighs on low-rated eurozone bonds
6. Europe stocks fall from seven-year high; Greek bonds drop
Today
This Week
1. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
2. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
3. SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
4. Greeks fork out nearly 5 pct of their incomes on telecom services
5. QE exclusion a ‘de facto Grexit’
6. Unsupervised voting
Advertiser Link
SMART WATER Project: Outputs and conclusions of the final conference
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.