MINISTER for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr Jiko Luveni has assured there is no discrimination in the allocation of welfare assistance.
Dr Luveni said a new system ensured that discrimination when selecting welfare recipients was not possible.
"In the previous system our welfare officers provided the recommendation and endorsement.
"This left room for biased and subjective decisions, however with the new system it will provide recommendations based on evidence," she said.
She added that factors used to determine whether a family should be assisted included property ownership, assets and household items.
She said welfare officers were currently recertifying cases of recipients, and that 60 per cent of cases had been recertified, and the department expected to complete the process by October.
A ministry statement said the heads of families receiving welfare must sign a contract to undergo skills training and take up income-generating and vocational training opportunities by the ministry.
The Poverty Benefit Scheme has an allocated budget of $22.6million in 2013, which will assist up to 150 households in Fiji.