Directions for spending maternity capital are clearly spelled out in the law, however, in some cases, the Pension Fund may require the return of money or even bring criminal liability. This was warned by the professor of the Department of State and Municipal Finance of the Russian University of Economics. G. V. Plekhanova Yulia Finogenova.
To do this, the FIU is obliged to prove the fact of fraud or misuse of money. The second case includes the purchase of housing in an emergency building, as well as payment for repairs or a consumer loan. This is reported by the agency Prime.
“They can be fined in case of revealing fictitious transactions, which include: transactions for the purchase of housing with the help of companies engaged in “cashing in”; buying a home from close relatives without allocating a share in it to all family members and only a formal transfer of property rights, ”Finogenova explained.
The degree of responsibility in this case depends on many factors, the expert added. In all cases, however, malice must be proven.
Earlier it became known about the increase in maternity capital in 2023. At the birth of the first child, it will amount to 589.5 thousand rubles.