Solo parents with income which are under the poverty threshold set by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) (the latest threshold is around PhP 10,400 monthly income) are entitled to full support and benefits.
On the other hand, solo parents with income above the threshold shall receive limited benefits.
What are the solo parents’ benefits and privileges?
The benefits and privileges of solo parents are developed by DSWD, DOH, DECS, CHED, TESDA, DOLE, NHA, and DILG, in cooperation with the local government units. The privileges include:
- Livelihood Development
- Livelihood training;
- Basic business management training;
- Value orientation;
- Provision of seed capital; and
- Job Placement.
- Counseling Services
- Parent Effectiveness Services
- early childhood development;
- behavior management;
- health care;
- rights and duties of parents and children
- Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing
- Special Projects for Individuals in Need of Protection
- temporary shelter;
- legal assistance;
- medical care, etc:
- Educational benefits
- Scholarship Programs; and
- Nonformal education program;
- Housing benefits
- Medical assistance
The following may be availed by Solo Parents with income either below or above the poverty threshold:
- Flexible Work Schedule;
- Protection from Work Discrimination; and
- Parental Leave (Not more than seven days every year)
These privileges shall be obtained through the Solo Parents’ Identification Card.
How to get a solo parent ID?
To avail of the Solo Parent ID, just follow these easy steps:
- Secure the following documentary requirements:
- Barangay certification certifying Solo Parent’s residency in the barangay for the last six months;
- Birth certificate of the parent and the children;
- Other supporting documents such as death certificate of spouse, annulment papers, etc.; and
- Income tax return or equivalent documents.
- Submit the documents to the nearest DSWD Office where the application will be logged in the Registry of Solo Parents.
- The ID will be issued after at least 30 days.
The Solo Parent ID is valid for one year and shall be renewed yearly.
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In the event that the Solo Parent has changed status (married, living with partner, etc.), his/her solo parent benefits and privileges shall be terminated and the ID shall lose its validity.
For more information, please contact the DSWD Tel. No. : (02) 931-81-01 Local : 408; 409; 410 (PIA-NCR).
Source: RA No. 8972