Data on the recipients of Family Welfare Deposits, Smart Indonesia Card and Healthy Indonesia Card are derived from the integrated database (BDT). BDT was form out of the 2011 Data Collection for Social Assistance Programmes (PPLS), which was conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics, and further developed by TNP2K. From the data, TNP2K was able to rank families by welfare level and socio-economic status.
Gradually, the government will distribute the Family Welfare Deposits, Smart Indonesia Card and Healthy Indonesia Card to 15.5 million disadvantaged families with the lowest socio-economic status, or roughly 25 percent of the Indonesian population. These beneficiaries were chosen in accordance with the BDT. In its early stages, Family Welfare Cards, non-cash assistance via Digital Financial Services , Smart Indonesia Cards and Healthy Indonesia Cards will be distributed to 1 million of the 15.5 million disadvantaged families in 19 districts/cities in ten provinces across Indonesia.
Data updates are done by replacing those considered not eligible to receive benefits with those considered eligible. Up to now, data updates have been decided through community meetings (mudes/muskel).
The implementation of community meetings (mudes/muskel) is outlined in Minister of Home Affairs Instruction No. 541/3150/SJ dated 17 June 2013 on the implementation of Distributing Social Assistance Cards and Public Complaints Handling. The result of updating the data through community meetings have been and will be added to the integrated database.