The distribution of the social pension of P 3, 000 for every qualified senior citizen covering the last quarter of 2020 was completed today by the staff of the City Treasurer’s Office with the SK Chairpersons of the different barangays.
Personnel from the Office of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs, and City Social Welfare and Development Office coordinated for logistics and administrative support so that all the 2, 455 beneficiaries of the social pension will be able to claim their benefits safely and in an orderly manner.
DSWD Region 7 follows a certain set of criteria when choosing who among the senior citizens are eligible to receive the social pension.
Under the guidelines a beneficiary must be 60 years old and above; not receiving any pension or survivorship pensions; not receiving financial support from children, especially from abroad; has medical maintenance and one of the indigent residents of the barangay, especially bed-ridden seniors.
CSWD expresses gratitude to the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation for working with their barangay officials to notify the recipients in advance along with Vallacar Transit and the City Government for providing the beneficiaries free transportation.