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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Benefits And Social Privileges Of Senior Citizens




Senior citizens in the Philippines can be identified through the following:
  • Must be a Filipino citizen who is a resident of the Philippines
  • Must be 60 years old or above
  • May apply to senior citizens with dual citizenship provided that they prove their Filipino citizenship and have at least six months residency in the Philippines
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What are the benefits and privileges senior citizens can avail:


GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

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TWENTY PERCENT (20%) DISCOUNT AND VAT EXEMPTION ON the following:
A.) MEDICINE AND DRUG PURCHASES- medicine, vitamins and supplements as prescribed by attending physician for prevention and treatment of disease, illness or injury. 
B.) ESSENTIAL MEDICAL SUPPLIES, ACCESSORIES, AND EQUIPMENT- this includes purchase of eye glasses, hearing aids, dentures, prosthetic, wheel chair, crutches, canes, diapers, etch.  
C.) MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES IN PRIVATE FACILITIES -as maybe necessary for the treatment or diagnosis of illness or injury. 
D.) PROFESSIONAL FEES OF ATTENDING PHYSICIAN/S -  in all private hospitals,medical facilities, outpatient clinics and home health care facilities
E.) PROFESSIONAL FEES OF LICENSED HEALTH WORKERS PROVIDING HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES