FIJI NEWS
August 30, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

Fiji's ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation today reiterated that government’s social welfare assistance is targeted towards assisting those in the ‘poorest of the poor category’ with no income support.

Permanent secretary Govind Sami said the two major programs administered as social welfare assistance include the Family Assistance Program (FAP) and the Care and Protection Program (C&P).

The FAP provides monthly cash allowance of $60 to $100 to family or households with no income support and the eligibility categories are for those who are chronically ill, elderly (over 65years) and permanently disabled without any income support.

The C&P is a monthly allowance of grant of $25.00 to $60.00 provided to single mothers, deserted spouses, death of bread winner 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. This is again a temporary allowance and it is paid till 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,” Sami said in a statement.

He said while the ministry provides various welfare assistances, it doesn’t want the dependency syndrome developing.

"The current welfare programs are designed in a way so that recipients are able to look at other alterative incomes or begin income generating projects."

"The review exercise of all social welfare files is continuing in all the divisions and is important to ensure that only those who qualify deserve to be assisted."

 “The review exercise is ongoing. It’s part of the process and will be factored in the Ministry’s Standard Operating Procedures. Those recipients whose cases have been disqualified can write to the Appeals Panel for clarification on their cases,” he concluded.

By Reginald Chandar

Wiggle


PREVIOUS STORY
LTA Speed cams capture 100 offenders
NEXT STORY
Drug shortage worries health ministry

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!
   





Do you think the government is doing enough to educate voters about the new voting system for the 2014 general election?
 Yes
 No


Poll Results: Current | Previous

Do you think the government is doing enough to educate voters about the new voting system for the 2014 general election?
Yes
 58%
No
 42%



More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BUSINESS
Fiji Airways records $17.2m profitFiji Airways Group has announced an operating profit of $17.2m for the first half-year, from January 1 to June 30.
SPORTS
Radrodro Tabualevu is new Fiji Rugby CEOFiji Rugby Union has named business executive Radrodro Tabualevu, as its new chief executive.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
TECHNOLOGY
Only call details given to police in 670 cases: VFVodafone Fiji says it provided call details in 670 cases to police on the production of a search warrant or court order, but does not listen to or record calls, and could not provide such information.
ENTERTAINMENT
5 Seconds of Summer announce Aust, NZ showsHot on the heels of selling out two shows at London’s iconic Wembley Arena, the chart-topping Sydney boys are heading out on the road to play their first-ever headline Australian and New Zealand arena shows, touring in support of their recently released self-titled #1 smash hit debut album.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS