If someone has received social assistance benefits unlawfully or has not used them correctly, they must reimburse them if there is no case of hardship. In particular, if someone works and earns money while receiving social assistance, he must declare this income to the social assistance authority; so the services can be adjusted. In the event of misconduct, the recipient of social assistance can be reported for fraud . However, according to the Criminal Code, this presupposes so-called malice .
The federal popular initiative for the deportation of criminal foreigners ( deportation initiative ) , launched by the Swiss People's Party in 2007 and approved by the electorate in 2010 , means that from November 28, 2010 foreigners will be deported if, among other things, they have "improperly received social security or social assistance benefits ".
- Regina Käppeli, Sabine Muff: Abuse of social welfare - answers from social work. Edition Soziothek, Bern 2007, ISBN 978-3-03796-165-0 . (PDF file; 64 kB)
- Andreas Huwiler: Organization of social assistance. Edition Soziothek, Bern 2008, ISBN 978-3-03796-408-8 . (PDF file) free of charge
- Art. 146 of the Swiss Criminal Code
- Grenchen, the city of sniffing? , strafprocess.ch, May 3, 2006.
- Federal popular initiative 'for the deportation of criminal foreigners (deportation initiative)' , Swiss Federal Chancellery.