What is social care fraud?
Care users, providers and budget holders who act fraudulently in the social care sector, are wrongfully receiving benefits from the Dutch healthcare system. There are various ways that might be done. For example:
- Care which is not supplied, but which the provider does declare (ghost care). This might be help in the home, counselling at home and/or transport means;
- Misleading patients by demanding a personal contribution for certain services or a referral fee;
- Supplying care and declaring it although it was not actually needed (overtreatment) or not supplying necessary care (undertreatment);
- Committing fraud with the Personal Care Budget (PGB), for example by spending it on something other than care.
How do I report fraud, or the suspicion of fraud?
You can report it anonymously. You are not required to give any personal details, although you may if you choose to. If you do, we could phone you with any questions we might have.
Complete the online application form (only in Dutch). Mention the person or care provider concerned and the type of care involved. Your tip could lead to an investigation into this person.
Would you rather phone your report? You can. Phone the fraud hotline on 040 238 5000. This is possible on any weekday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Or send a letter to Gemeente Eindhoven, Sociale Recherche (sector Werk, team BO), postbus 90 151, 5600RC, Eindhoven.
We respect each other's privacy, so we won't keep you up to date with any investigation that might result from your report.