In line with the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s commitment to deliver Maagap at Mapagkalingang Serbisyo, the department aims to ease the burden of Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens beneficiaries during payouts.

This year, the program beneficiaries will receive their monthly stipend with a 100% increase from Php 500 to Php 1,000. This is in line with Republic Act No. 11916 or An Act Increasing the Social Pension of Indigent Senior Citizens that lapsed into law in July 2022 which will be given every semester amounting to Php 6,000. 

To further enhance the process of distributing the stipend to indigent senior citizens,  98% of the  Local Government Units (LGUs) in Central Luzon had opted for the Transfer of Funds (TOF) scheme of payouts. With this payment scheme, they have more time to conduct the payouts which will result in having little to no number of unpaid beneficiaries.

Yesterday, May 8, 2024, representatives from the Local Government Units of Bamban, Sta. Ignacia, Concepcion, San Clemente, and La Paz from the Province of Tarlac were awarded the checks for TOF. They are amongst the LGUs who were able to complete the necessary documents for the Transfer of Funds payment scheme promoted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The DSWD Field Office 3 – Central Luzon is in full support of the launching of the Philippine Plan of Action for Senior Citizens 2023-2028 (PPASC 2023-2028), which seeks to address the evolving needs and challenges faced by the country’s elderly population.###