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Monday, July 11, 2016

STEP BY STEP PROCESS ON HOW TO AVAIL OF SENIOR CITIZEN'S PENSION AND OTHER BENEFITS


DSWD’s Acceptance of Applications of Social Pension for Senior Citizens. 

"Pursuant to the eligibility criteria as may be determined by the DSWD, indigent senior citizens shall be entitled to a monthly stipend amounting to Five hundred pesos (Php 500.00) to augment the daily subsistence and other medical needs of senior citizens. The grant of social pension shall be subject to a review every two (2) years by Congress, in consultation with the DSWD within three months after convening the Congress."

Good news for our needy senior citizens. All those who are 60 years old and above may now avail of Social Pension Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
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According to a regional information officer of DSWD this is how to file SENIOR CITIZEN's application. You may bring the following requirements at the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) or at the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA).

REQUIREMENTS

1. Senior Citizen idenfication card (ID)
2. Certificate of Indigency 
(Kindly prepare Barangay Certificate of Residency and Assessment Report from the CSWDO Field Offices. As such, CSWDO will be issuing this certificate as well.)


REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN'S ID:
  • Birth certificate
  • 1 X 1 picture 
  • Valid ID ( Voter's ID, Driver's License, NBI Clearance, Police Clearance, Old Residence Certificate, ID, Postal ID, or any combination of identification documents confirming the applicants name, date of birth and present address)


Upon submission of the requirements, the applicants will be evaluated by the social workers. Afterwards, it will be recommended to the DSWD regional office for final validation.

Once qualified on the other hand, applicants are not expected to receive their social pension amounting to PhP 1,500 per quarter or P500 monthly. They will be placed in the pensioner’s wait-list.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS?
Qualified to receive the P500 monthly stipend are senior citizens who are frail, sickly, or have disabilities; are not receiving pension from Social Security System (SSS), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), or Veterans Pension; and do not have a permanent source of income or regular support from relatives.

The pension is distributed every quarter through cash payment by DSWD Field Offices or city/municipal social welfare and development offices.


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AN ACT GRANTING ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES TO SENIOR CITIZENS, FURTHER AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7432, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “AN ACT TO MAXIMIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF SENIOR CITIZENS TO NATION BUILDING, GRANT BENEFITS AND SPECIAL PRIVILEGES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”
Senator Ralph Recto said, “Funding for the DSWD-run Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens Program will increase from the current P5.96 billion to P7.51 billion next year...The proposal that we received is that all indigent seniors 60 years old and above will be covered by the proposed allocation.”

SEE ALSO:

Benefits And Social Privileges Of Senior Citizens




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