Fijnder is linked to the National Intelligence Bureau. At the Intelligence Bureau, data from various organisations, such as the Tax and Customs Administration or the UWV (Employment Insurance Agency), are gathered. With that information, we can check whether you have any income and whether you’re receiving benefits, among other things.
Our decisions are based on our conversations with you. That way there’s less paperwork involved. However, we may check some of the information you’ve given us. This is done randomly; some things we check, but not everything. When we check the information you’ve given us, we will need evidence from you.
Sometimes something is not entirely clear about your living situation. In that case we will visit your home to discuss and clarify this. This is called a house visit. We will always ask if we can come in, explain why we want to come in and what happens if we’re not allowed inside the house.
Fijnder may reject your application for benefit, or stop your benefits, if we can prove why we have doubts about your living situation and you do not co-operate by allowing us in the house.
If Fijnder thinks you’re not honest about your living situation, we will start an investigation. For example: you tell us you’re single, but you’re living with someone. Fijnder’s Prevention and Enforcement team, or the Department of Social Investigations, will investigate possible fraud. If Fijnder proves that you’re doing something that is not allowed, your benefits may be stopped, and any overpaid benefit must be paid back. In some situations, Fijnder can file a report with the Public Prosecutor’s Office. In that case the judge will determine what happens next.