As a result of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare investigating the illegal receipt of "employment adjustment subsidy" for companies affected by the new coronavirus to maintain the employment of employees, 44 cases have been confirmed so far. It turned out that it amounted to more than 270 million yen.
The "Employment Adjustment Subsidy" is a system that subsidizes part of the leave allowance for companies whose sales have decreased in order to maintain the employment of employees.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has taken special measures such as raising the subsidy rate to a maximum of 100% for companies affected by the new coronavirus, and has taken measures such as simplifying the procedure to provide the payment as soon as possible. ..
As a result of investigation by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare through labor bureaus nationwide, it was found that 44 cases of fraudulent receipts have been confirmed so far, amounting to 274.68 million yen.
In some cases, employees who were actually working were requested to take a leave of absence on paper, or non-existent employees were requested to take a leave of absence and received subsidies illegally.
In addition, there were 37 cases in which it was decided not to pay due to suspected fraudulent receipt at the examination stage, amounting to 425.46 million yen.
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura said, "It is very regrettable to try or receive fraudulent payments despite the fact that we are responding from the perspective of protecting employment. I want you to stop. "
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will announce the company name if it is malicious and will consider criminal accusations.