TCU updates the Emergency Aid Audit Balance
The Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) issued an update of the Emergency Aid Audit Balance. The report focuses on the implementation measures audits of the aid to individuals in vulnerable situations, as outlined in the Special Plan for Following-up Actions to Combat the Covid-19.
Based on demographic data, the TCU estimates that around US$8.5 billion were improperly paid. The amount includes 7.4 million people who would have irregularly received at least one installment and another 6.4 million mothers who have received an extra share in error.
In addition, the report compiles the results of cross-referencing data from control agencies based on administrative records. According to data from the Office of the Comptroller General, state Courts of Accounts, and subnational Comptrollers’ offices, there will be 4.9 million undue beneficiaries by July 2021. The figure represents US$ 2.3 billion in cost savings (aprox.).
The material, which is available here, also addresses the causes of improper payments and how the Court contributed to improving the Emergency Aid. It is also possible to follow up the proposals that have not been implemented by the relevant bodies and the opportunities for technical discussions and improvements.