The Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 seeks to improve the living conditions of eligible indigent senior citizens in the Philippines through DSWD Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens (SPISC). This R.A. protects indigent senior citizens from deprivation and neglect. They have allotted Php 17,940,258,000.00 budget this year. If you’re a senior citizen in the Philippines and you want to apply, this might help you.
DSWD Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens Guidelines
Who are Eligible to Apply for SPISC?
- 60 years old or older
- PWD, ill or frail senior citizen
- No support from family members
- No regular income
- Without a pension from any private government agency
What are the Requirements?
- 1 valid government ID
- Office of the Senior Citizens Affair ID (OSCA)
- Birth Certificate
Where to Apply?
- Office of the Senior Citizen Affair
- City/Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office
- DSWD Regional Office
How Much is the DSWD Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens Guidelines?
The SPISC’s monthly assistance will be Php 1,500 quarterly (every 3 months) or Php 500 monthly.
As a final point, SPISC might not be a big amount but this will help indigent senior citizens in terms of daily needs and medication. So if you’re a senior citizen or you have a senior citizen family member, tell them to apply now and get a monthly pension from DSWD.
Senior Citizen ID Application and Benefits in the Philippines