8,102 cases from the total 86,283 were terminated in the 2019-2020 financial year according to the Review Report on the Social Allowance Scheme.
There were a total of 20,099 new Social Welfare Scheme applications received by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation in the last financial year.
6,397 of these applications were for the Poverty Benefit Scheme, 2,566 for the Care and Protection Scheme, 7,725 was for the Social Pension Scheme while 3,411 applications were for the Disability Allowance Scheme.
This report was tabled in parliament by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts Alvick Maharaj.
The Committee has noted that the Ministry relies on families and relatives of recipients to inform of their passing away.
They have made a recommendation that the Ministry engage the Turaga ni Koro, Mata ni Tikina and social workers on the verification of death certificates of recipients.
They have suggested that the submission of information back to the Ministry be done every 6 months.
The report will be debated on a future sitting of the parliament.
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