Biometric Smart Cards Offer Benefits to Residents in Trinidad & Tobago

By: Jana Pijak - Sep 8, 2015
References: planetbiometrics
Rather than registering for traditional health or welfare benefits, residents in Trinidad & Tobago can now access their government grants via a biometric smart card. Unlike traditional forms of welfare or health benefit identification, this biometric smart card focuses on heightened security -- a response to the nation's growing rate of benefit fraud.

Unlike traditional welfare cards, this sophisticated ID system is powered by fingerprint recognition technology. In addition to helping residents gain access to disability grants, food cards and medicine vouchers, this biometric smart card works to put a stop to fraudulent claims -- since its inception, this service has terminated close to 4000 false welfare and benefit claims.

Ensuring that welfare is provided to those who need it, this modern government program uses technology for social good.