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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Things You Need to Know About Senior Citizen's Benefits

Senior citizens have special privileges and perks but not every one of them knows about it.
The fare for domestic air, and sea travel, including advanced booking, shall be subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption, if applicable.
enior citizens have special privileges and perks but not every one of them knows about it.  The fare for domestic air, and sea travel, including advanced booking, shall be subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption, if applicable.       Advertisements     Senior citizens have special privileges and perks but not every one of them knows about it.  As provided in our Constitution, the state is duty-bound to recognize the rights of senior citizens by providing support through various social systems. Thus, senior citizens are granted benefits and privileges that range from 20% discount and VAT exemption to mandatory membership in the government’s healthcare system, Philhealth.    To further educate our senior citizens and their families, we gather the,  that all Filipinos would enjoy when they reach their senior years.   TWENTY PERCENT (20%) DISCOUNT AND VAT EXEMPTION  Medical-related privileges  A.) MEDICINE AND DRUG PURCHASES  The 20% discount and VAT exemption shall apply to the purchase of the following: Generic or branded medicines and drugs by or for senior citizens, including the purchase of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines. Vitamins and mineral supplements that are medically prescribed by an attending physician for prevention and treatment of diseases, illness, or injury.  B.) ESSENTIAL MEDICAL SUPPLIES, ACCESSORIES, AND EQUIPMENT  The 20% discount and VAT exemption privilege shall also apply to following: The purchase of eyeglasses, Hearing aids, Dentures, Prosthetics, Artificial bone replacements like steel, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs (whether manual or electric-powered), canes/quad canes Geriatric diapers, and Other essential medical supplies, accessories and equipment by or for senior citizens.  C.) MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES IN PRIVATE FACILITIES  Medical and dental services, diagnostic and laboratory tests such as but not limited to X-Rays, computerized tomography scans, and blood tests, that are requested by a physician as necessary for the diagnosis and/or treatment of an illness or injury are subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption.  D.) PROFESSIONAL FEES OF ATTENDING PHYSICIAN/S  The fees of attending physician/s in all private hospitals, medical facilities, outpatient clinics and home health care facilities shall be subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption.  E.) PROFESSIONAL FEES OF LICENSED HEALTH WORKERS PROVIDING HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES  As endorsed by private hospitals or employed through home health care employment agencies are entitled to the 20% discount and VAT exemption. The burden of the discount shall be borne solely by the employment agency given the health worker’s very minimal share compared to the agency fee.  Sponsored Links      Domestic transportation privileges  The fare for domestic air, and sea travel, including advanced booking, shall be subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption, if applicable. Fare in public railways, including LRT, MRT, and PNR, fares in buses (PUB), jeepneys (PUJ), taxi and shuttle services (AUV), are likewise subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption, if applicable.  Hotels, restaurants, recreational centers, and places of leisure, and funeral services The term “hotel” shall include beach and mountain resorts. The discount shall be for room accommodation and other amenities offered by the establishment such as but not limited to: Hotel-based parlors and barbershops, restaurants, massage parlor, spa, sauna bath, aromatherapy rooms, workout gyms, swimming pools, jacuzzis, ktv bars, internet facilities, food, drinks and other services offered. In restaurants  The discount shall be for the purchase of: Food Drinks Dessert, and Other consumable items served by the establishments offered for the consumption of the general public.  Guidelines for dine-in, take out and availing of the senior citizen discounts in restaurants and similar establishments and services   For Dine-in services, the privilege must be personally availed of by the senior citizen and no proxies or authorization in favor of another person who is not a senior citizen will be honored. The 20% senior citizen discount shall not apply to “children’s meals” which are primarily prepared and intentionally marketed for children. Similarly, the 20% senior citizen discount shall not apply to “pre-contracted” party packages or bulk orders. Consistent with the intent of the Act, the phrase “exclusive use and enjoyment” of the senior citizen shall mean “for the senior citizen’s personal consumption” only. Food, drinks and other consumable items purchased by the senior citizen shall be processed separately as an independent transaction from his/her non-eligible companions to ensure that it is for his/her exclusive consumption and to enable computation of the 20% discount and the exemption from the Value Added Tax (VAT), which only the senior citizen is entitled to.   If the group of diners is composed entirely of senior citizens, all of whom present valid senior citizens IDs, each shall be entitled to a 20% discount and exemption from Value Added Tax.   The 20% discount shall apply to Take-Out/Take-Home/Drive-Thru orders as long as it is the senior citizen himself/herself who is present and personally ordering, and he/she can show a valid senior citizen ID card.   For Delivery Orders, the 20% discount shall likewise apply subject to certain conditions; i.e. senior citizen ID card number must be given while making the order over the telephone; the senior citizen ID card must also be presented upon delivery to verify the identity of the senior citizen entitled to the 20% discount. the Most Expensive Meal Combination (MEMC) shall apply to food purchases by senior citizens. The MEMC is an amount corresponding to the combination of the most expensive and biggest single-serving meal with beverage served in a quick service restaurant, is deemed flexible and is adjusted accordingly by food establishments to estimate a single food purchase for an individual senior citizen.    Recreations centers  The discount shall be for the utilization of services in the form of: Fees, Charges and rental for sports facilities or equipment, including golf cart rentals and green fees, Venues for ballroom dancing, yoga, badminton courts, bowling lanes, table or lawn tennis, workout gyms, martial arts facilities.  Note: Non-profit, stock golf and country clubs which are not open to the general public, and are private and for exclusive membership only as duly proven by their official Securities and Exchange (SEC) registration papers, are not mandated to give the 20% senior citizens discount. However, should restaurants and food establishments inside these country clubs be independent concessionaires and food sold are not consumable items under club membership dues, they must grant the 20% senior citizen discount.    Admission fees privilege The discount shall be applied to admission fees charged by: Theaters, Cinema houses and concert halls, Circuses, Carnivals, and other similar places of culture, leisure, and amusement such as museums and parks.  Funeral and burial services The beneficiary or any person who shall shoulder the funeral and burial expenses of the deceased senior citizen shall claim  the discount under this Rule for the deceased senior citizen upon presentation of the death certificate.  Such expenses shall cover the purchase of: Casket or urn, Embalming, Cremation cost, and Other related services such as viewing or wake cost, pick-up from the hospital morgue, transport of the body to intended burial site in the place of origin, Note: This shall exclude obituary publication and the cost of the memorial lot.   OTHER PRIVILEGES  Income tax exemption Exemption from training fees Free medical and dental services in government facilities Free vaccinations for indigent senior citizens Educational privileges Benefits and privileges for retirees Privileges on granting special discounts in special programs Express lanes privileges   Read More:  Body Of Household Worker Found Inside A Freezer In Kuwait; Confirmed Filipina  Sponsored Links  Senate Approves Bill For Free OFW Handbook    Overseas Filipinos In Qatar Losing Jobs Amid Diplomatic Crisis—DOLE How To Get Philippine International Driving Permit (PIDP)    DFA To Temporarily Suspend One-Day Processing For Authentication Of Documents (Red Ribbon)    SSS Monthly Pension Calculator Based On Monthly Donation    What You Need to Know For A Successful Housing Loan Application    What is Certificate of Good Conduct Which is Required By Employers In the UAE and HOW To Get It?    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Senior citizens have special privileges and perks but not every one of them knows about it.
As provided in our Constitution, the state is duty-bound to recognize the rights of senior citizens by providing support through various social systems. Thus, senior citizens are granted benefits and privileges that range from 20% discount and VAT exemption to mandatory membership in the government’s healthcare system, Philhealth.

To further educate our senior citizens and their families, we gather the,  that all Filipinos would enjoy when they reach their senior years.

TWENTY PERCENT (20%) DISCOUNT AND VAT EXEMPTION

Medical-related privileges
A.) MEDICINE AND DRUG PURCHASES

The 20% discount and VAT exemption shall apply to the purchase of the following:
Generic or branded medicines and drugs by or for senior citizens, including the purchase of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines.
Vitamins and mineral supplements that are medically prescribed by an attending physician for prevention and treatment of diseases, illness, or injury.

B.) ESSENTIAL MEDICAL SUPPLIES, ACCESSORIES, AND EQUIPMENT

The 20% discount and VAT exemption privilege shall also apply to following:
The purchase of eyeglasses,
Hearing aids,
Dentures,
Prosthetics,
Artificial bone replacements like steel, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs (whether manual or electric-powered), canes/quad canes
Geriatric diapers, and
Other essential medical supplies, accessories and equipment by or for senior citizens.

C.) MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES IN PRIVATE FACILITIES

Medical and dental services, diagnostic and laboratory tests such as but not limited to X-Rays, computerized tomography scans, and blood tests, that are requested by a physician as necessary for the diagnosis and/or treatment of an illness or injury are subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption.

D.) PROFESSIONAL FEES OF ATTENDING PHYSICIAN/S

The fees of attending physician/s in all private hospitals, medical facilities, outpatient clinics and home health care facilities shall be subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption.

E.) PROFESSIONAL FEES OF LICENSED HEALTH WORKERS PROVIDING HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES

As endorsed by private hospitals or employed through home health care employment agencies are entitled to the 20% discount and VAT exemption. The burden of the discount shall be borne solely by the employment agency given the health worker’s very minimal share compared to the agency fee.

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Domestic transportation privileges
The fare for domestic air, and sea travel, including advanced booking, shall be subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption, if applicable.
Fare in public railways, including LRT, MRT, and PNR, fares in buses (PUB), jeepneys (PUJ), taxi and shuttle services (AUV), are likewise subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption, if applicable.


    Hotels, restaurants, recreational centers, and places of leisure, and funeral services
    The term “hotel” shall include beach and mountain resorts. The discount shall be for room accommodation and other amenities offered by the establishment such as but not limited to:
    Hotel-based parlors and barbershops, restaurants, massage parlor, spa, sauna bath, aromatherapy rooms, workout gyms, swimming pools, jacuzzis, ktv bars, internet facilities, food, drinks and other services offered.
In restaurants
The discount shall be for the purchase of:
Food
Drinks
Dessert, and
Other consumable items served by the establishments offered for the consumption of the general public.
Guidelines for dine-in, take out and availing of the senior citizen discounts in restaurants and similar establishments and services

For Dine-in services, the privilege must be personally availed of by the senior citizen and no proxies or authorization in favor of another person who is not a senior citizen will be honored.
The 20% senior citizen discount shall not apply to “children’s meals” which are primarily prepared and intentionally marketed for children. Similarly, the 20% senior citizen discount shall not apply to “pre-contracted” party packages or bulk orders. Consistent with the intent of the Act, the phrase “exclusive use and enjoyment” of the senior citizen shall mean “for the senior citizen’s personal consumption” only.
Food, drinks and other consumable items purchased by the senior citizen shall be processed separately as an independent transaction from his/her non-eligible companions to ensure that it is for his/her exclusive consumption and to enable computation of the 20% discount and the exemption from the Value Added Tax (VAT), which only the senior citizen is entitled to.

If the group of diners is composed entirely of senior citizens, all of whom present valid senior citizens IDs, each shall be entitled to a 20% discount and exemption from Value Added Tax.

The 20% discount shall apply to Take-Out/Take-Home/Drive-Thru orders as long as it is the senior citizen himself/herself who is present and personally ordering, and he/she can show a valid senior citizen ID card.

For Delivery Orders, the 20% discount shall likewise apply subject to certain conditions; i.e. senior citizen ID card number must be given while making the order over the telephone; the senior citizen ID card must also be presented upon delivery to verify the identity of the senior citizen entitled to the 20% discount.
the Most Expensive Meal Combination (MEMC) shall apply to food purchases by senior citizens. The MEMC is an amount corresponding to the combination of the most expensive and biggest single-serving meal with beverage served in a quick service restaurant, is deemed flexible and is adjusted accordingly by food establishments to estimate a single food purchase for an individual senior citizen.


Recreations centers
The discount shall be for the utilization of services in the form of:
Fees,
Charges and rental for sports facilities or equipment, including golf cart rentals and green fees,
Venues for ballroom dancing, yoga, badminton courts, bowling lanes, table or lawn tennis, workout gyms, martial arts facilities.

Note: Non-profit, stock golf and country clubs which are not open to the general public, and are private and for exclusive membership only as duly proven by their official Securities and Exchange (SEC) registration papers, are not mandated to give the 20% senior citizens discount. However, should restaurants and food establishments inside these country clubs be independent concessionaires and food sold are not consumable items under club membership dues, they must grant the 20% senior citizen discount.

Admission fees privilege
The discount shall be applied to admission fees charged by:
Theaters,
Cinema houses and concert halls, Circuses,
Carnivals, and other similar places of culture, leisure, and amusement such as museums and parks.
Funeral and burial services
The beneficiary or any person who shall shoulder the funeral and burial expenses of the deceased senior citizen shall claim
the discount under this Rule for the deceased senior citizen upon presentation of the death certificate.

Such expenses shall cover the purchase of:
Casket or urn,
Embalming,
Cremation cost, and
Other related services such as viewing or wake cost, pick-up from the hospital morgue, transport of the body to intended burial site in the place of origin,
Note: This shall exclude obituary publication and the cost of the memorial lot.
OTHER PRIVILEGES
Income tax exemption
Exemption from training fees
Free medical and dental services in government facilities
Free vaccinations for indigent senior citizens
Educational privileges
Benefits and privileges for retirees
Privileges on granting special discounts in special programs
Express lanes privileges


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