THE review exercise of all social welfare files is continuing in all the divisions.
And the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation says it is important to ensure only those who qualify deserved to be assisted.
It also reiterated that government's social welfare assistance was targeted at assisting the poorest of the poor category with no income support.
Permanent secretary for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Govind Sami said the two major programs administered under the social welfare assistance were the Family Assistance Program and the Care and Protection Program.
The FAP provides monthly cash allowance of $60 to $100 to family or households with no income support and the eligibility categories are chronically ill, elderly (over 65 years) and permanently disabled without any income support.
The Care and Protection Program is a monthly allowance of $25 to $60 provided to single mothers, deserted spouses, death of breadwinner or prisoner dependents without any income support.
"These allowances are paid in respect of children in the families to ensure their educational and wellbeing are not compromised," Mr Sami said.
"This is again a temporary allowance and it is paid until the time child reaches 18 years of age or leaves school.
"It is mandatory for the families to provide proof that the child is still in school," he said.
Mr Sami said while the ministry gave out social welfare assistance, it did not want dependency syndrome developing from it.
For this reason, he said, the Social Welfare department through its Poverty Alleviation Program assisted recipients particularly those under Care and Protection Program to start their own income-generating projects.