THE Ministry of Social Welfare is reviewing its application forms for social welfare assistance.
The forms are to include clear definitions and clear processes as the department targets the "poorest of the poor".
In a statement, the ministry stated the World Bank would provide a team to help work on the social application form.
"The World Bank team will be here in the coming months and they have already done the pre-test questionnaires and we hope that they will help us firm up the application form and also work on standard forms for collecting household information during the home visits by the social welfare officers," Social Welfare permanent secretary Govind Sami said.
Mr Sami said the new forms would improve the social safety net in Fiji.
"It is necessary to update application forms based on revising targeting categories, including a better definition of household living conditions," he said.
The bank's social protection team recommended formalising the targeting mechanism in its report on the social protection system in Fiji last year.
Mr Sami said the collection of consistent information on families under their social welfare programmes and trace record could be monitored, verified and re-certified with the updated application forms.
He said the department was making efforts to streamline its services to the poor and disadvantaged.
Last Friday, the ministry confirmed it terminated welfare assistance for 3409 recipients after it found that family economic circumstances had changed over a period of time where support had been established and subsequently no longer qualified for welfare assistance.