The Court of Accounts has issued a qualified opinion on the 2022 accounts of four of the five benefit branches of the general social security system, as well as those of the recovery activity. It has issued an adverse opinion on the 2022 accounts of the family branch (CAF network) and the National Family Allowances Office (CNAF). The amount resulting from errors that were not corrected by internal control measures is far too high: by the end of 2022, € 5.8 billion in undue payments and wrongly withheld benefits had been recorded, which will never be resolved. This amount has doubled in four years. What is more, control measures have not been adapted to this negative development. Despite its warnings last year, the Court has not noted any action to improve the situation in the short term and calls on CNAF to step up its efforts to improve the quality of settlements.
Summary Certification of the french général social sécurity system accounts – Financial year 2022