Makakatanggap ng P500 to 2k monthly allowance ang mga Manilenyong Senior Citzens, Solo Parents, PWD at Grade 12 students.
Are you a SOLO PARENT? Do you know that there are benefits to single parents such as LEAVE CREDITS, FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE, and EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE for your children? Such benefits and privileges are accorded to them through REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8972 otherwise known as SOLO PARENT WELFARE ACT OF 2000
Brosas noted that the consolidated bill provides that solo parents are entitled to seven days of parental leave with pay each year as long as they have rendered service of at least six months, instead of one year as provided under the current law.
She sought the scrapping of such a requirement, explaining that the majority of solo parents are not under regular employment status.
She also noted that the bill penalizes any person or company that denies or hinders a solo parent from availing of any of the benefits.
“We pushed for inclusion of the provision on penalties because we need to ensure that companies, for instance, will comply with the much needed discounts that the measure intends to grant to solo parents,” Brosas said.
The Department of Health (DOH) considers the following types of disabilities as eligible for a PWD ID:
- Psychosocial disability – Includes bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and other long-term and recurring mental or behavioral issues
- Disability resulting from a chronic illness – Includes orthopedic disability due to cancer, blindness due to diabetes, and other disabilities due to a chronic disease
- Learning disability – Includes processing problems that hinder learning math, reading, writing, and other basic skills
- Mental/Intellectual disability
- Visual disability – Simple poor eyesight doesn’t automatically qualify a person for a PWD ID unless the visual impairment can’t be corrected.
- Orthopedic (Musculoskeletal) disability – Includes people with dwarfism and amputated hands or feet.
- Hearing disability
- Speech impairment
- Multiple disabilities
Scholarships, educational grants, subsidies, allowances, and other forms of financial support are available to PWDs in the Philippines. These privileges apply to elementary, high school, college, post-graduate, vocational, or technical education in public and private schools.