Wall of red tape estimated to save billions for French benefits system


An investigation by French public broadcaster Radio France estimates that billions of euros are each year saved by the French social security benefits system through the complex bureaucracy that confronts and deters entitled claimants in need of help.  

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Nearly one-third of people in France entitled to some form of state aid fail to benefit – often because they are put off by the complexity of the application procedure, an investigation has found, reports Radio France Internationale.