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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITY OR PWD'S IN THE PHILIPPINES?





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Disability is an impairment in maybe physical, mental, cognitive, intellectual, developmental or such that restricts the persons ability to participate in what is considered normal in the society. It may occur during a person's life time or occur from birth.


In the Philippines there is a law enacted for PWDs, the Republic Act no. 10754 which is also known as the "Magna Carta for Persons With Disability" that enumerates their benefits and privileges.
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What are those benefits and privileges?


Persons with disability are are entitled to twenty percent (20%) discount and an exemption from the value-added tax (VAT) if any, on the following sale of goods and services:
On fees and charges relative to the utilization of all services in hotels and similar lodging establishments; restaurants and recreation centers

On admission fees charged by theaters, cinema houses, concert halls, circuses, carnivals and other similar places of culture, leisure and amusement;

On the purchase of medicines in all drugstores;

On medical and dental services including diagnostic and laboratory fees such as, but not limited to, x-rays, computerized tomography scans and blood tests, and professional fees of attending doctors in all government facilities, subject to the guidelines to be issued by the Department of Health (DOH), in coordination with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth);

On medical and dental services including diagnostic and laboratory fees, and professional fees of attending doctors in all private hospitals and medical facilities, in accordance with the rules and regulations to be issued by the DOH, in coordination with the PhilHealth;

On fare for domestic air and sea travel;

On actual fare for land transportation travel such as, but not limited to, public utility buses or jeepneys (PUBs/PUJs), taxis, asian utility vehicles (AUVs), shuttle services and public railways, including light Rail Transit (LRT), Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Philippine National Railways (PNR); and

On funeral and burial services for the death of the PWD: Provided, That the beneficiary or any person who shall shoulder the funeral and burial expenses of the deceased PWD shall claim the discount under this rule for the deceased PWD upon presentation of the death certificate. Such expenses shall cover the purchase of casket or urn, embalming, hospital morgue, transport of the body to intended burial site in the place of origin, but shall exclude obituary publication and the cost of the memorial lot.

PWDs are also entitled to the following:
  • Educational assistance, for them to pursue primary, secondary, tertiary, post tertiary, as well as vocational or technical education, in both public and private schools, through the provision of scholarships, grants, financial aids, subsidies and other incentives to qualified PWD, including support for books, learning materials, and uniform allowance to the extent feasible: Provided, That PWD shall meet the minimum admission requirements
  • To the extent practicable and feasible, the continuance of the same benefits and privileges given by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Social Security System (SSS), and Pag-IBIG, as the case may be, as are enjoyed by those in actual service;
  • To the extent possible, the government may grant special discounts in special programs for PWD on purchase of basic commodities, subject to the guidelines to be issued for the purpose by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA); and
  • Provision of express lanes for PWD in all commercial and government establishments; in the absence thereof, priority shall be given to them.
What are the requirements needed for them to avail this benefits and privileges?

The mentioned benefits and privileges will be available to persons with disability upon submission of any of the following as a proof of their entitlement:
  • An identification card issued by the city or municipal mayor or the barangay captain of the place where the PWD resides;
  • The passport of the PWD concerned; or
  • Transportation discount fare Identification Card (ID) issued by the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP).
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THIS WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PWD ID, WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS AND THE PROCESS?
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Iba’t ibang pribilehiyo ang nakasaad sa Magna Carta of Disabled Persons at Republic Act 9442 upang protektahan ang mga taong may kapansanan o PWDs (persons with disabilities).
SINO-SINO ANG MGA TAONG MAY KAPANSANAN?
Itinuturing na may kapansanan ang mga taong may dinaranas na hadlang sa kanilang iba’t ibang kakayahan. Bunga ito ng pinsala sa pag-iisip, katawan, o pandama. Dahil dito, hindi nila nagagawa ang mga aktibidad na itinuturing na pangkaraniwan para sa karamihan.
ANO-ANO ANG MGA ITO?
1. 20% diskuwento
  1. sa mga gamot na mabibili mula sa mga botika, ospital, klinika, at iba pang katulad na establisimyento.
  2. sa mga serbisyong medikal, dental, pati mga bayarin kapag nagpapa-diagnose, laboratory, x-ray, computerized tomography, blood test, at iba pa. Kabilang din dito ang professional fee ng doktor sa lahat ng pribadong ospital.
  3. sa mga teatro, sinehan, konsiyerto, sirkus, karnabal, museo, parke, at iba pang lugar-pangkultura at pang-aliw.
  4. sa pamasahe sa kahit anong uri ng biyahe: karagatan, himpapawid, kalsada, o riles.
    • Sakaling may promo sa barko o eroplano at mas mataas sa 20% ang diskuwentong iniaalok nito, maaaring kunin ng PWD ang promo subalit hindi na idaragdag dito ang 20% orihinal na diskuwento.
    • May 20% diskuwento rin sa mga skyway at expressway, sa kondisyong pagmamay-ari ng PWD ang sasakyan.
2. Espesyal na diskuwento
  1. Para sa mga espesyal na programa, maaaring bigyan ang PWD ng espesyal na diskuwento sa mga pangunahing bilihin mula sa mga supermarket at grocery.
3. Tulong pang-edukasyon
  1. Scholarship, tulong-pinansiyal, at iba pa sa elementarya, sekondarya, tersiyarya, masterado at doktorado, teknikal o bokasyonal na edukasyon sa mga pampubliko at pribadong paaralan.
  2. Suporta sa pagbili ng mga aklat, uniporme, kagamitan sa pag-aaral, at iba pa.
    • Upang makuha ang mga tulong na ito, kailangang maipasa ng PWD ang mga minimum na kahingian ng Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education Department (CHED), Technical and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), at iba pang mga institusyong nagbibigay ng tulong para sa edukasyon ng mga PWD.
4. Express lane
  1. Magkakaroon ng express lane, o espesyal na pila, para sa mga PWD sa lahat ng pribado, komersiyal, at panggobyernong establisimyento. Sakaling wala, prayoridad ng establisimyento ang mga PWD sa kanilang mga transaksiyon.
  2. Inaatasan ang lahat ng establisimyento na magtalaga ng isang tauhan na panguhaning aasikaso sa mga PWD.
5. Insentibo sa buwis
  1. Para sa mga kasal na indibidwal, mayroong P8,000 insentibo sa buwis para sa bawat anak na PWD (di-lalampas sa apat).
  2. Para sa mga solong magulang, mayroong P8,000 insentibo sa buwis para sa bawat anak na PWD (di-lalampas sa apat).

KAILANGAN PA BA NG PWD ID PARA SA MGA PRIBILEHIYO?
Oo.

PAANO MAKUKUHA ANG PWD ID?
Sundin ang sumusunod na hakbang para makakuha ng PWD ID:
  1. Kumuha ng application form mula sa sumusunod:
    • Tanggapan ng Alkalde (Office of the Mayor)
    • Tanggapan ng Kapitan ng Barangay (Office of the Barangay Captain)
    • National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) o katumbas nito sa bawat rehiyon
    • Mga tanggapan ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
    • Mga organisasyong may memorandum of agreement sa Department of Health (DOH)
  2. Sagutan ang application form, maaari itong gawin mismo ng PWD o ng kanyang tagapag-alaga.
  3. Magdala ng dalawang “1×1” na litrato at idikit ito sa application form.
  4. Magdala ng sertipikasyon ng pagiging PWD mula sa kahit anong lisensiyadong pribado o pampublikong klinika, o doktor mula sa mga ospital. Ilakip sa application form.
  5. Kailangang dalhin o i-upload ng aplikante, tagapag-alaga, o registration center personnel ang application form sa pinakamalapit na City of Municipal Health Office o sa mga satellite office nito sa mga barangay upang beripikahin.
    • Sakaling di nakakikilos ang PWD, pupuntahan siya ng registration center personnel sa kanyang tahanan upang beripikahin ang mga detalye ng aplikasyon at kanyang kapansanan.
    • Ipaaalam sa mga di-tinanggap na aplikasyon ang naging pagkukulang nila at papayagan silang mag-aplay muli.
  6. Sa oras na maberipika, ipadadala ang mga application form sa Health Officer ng Main City o Municipal Health Center. Sasagutan ng Health Officer ang certification form, maglalakip ng control number, at ia-upload ang impormasyon sa Philippine Registry for Persons with Disabilities.
  7. Kailangang dalhin ng aplikante ang aprobadong application form at certificate of disability sa City o Municipal Social Welfare Office o NCDA para makuha ang kanyang ID.


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