Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How to Apply for Solo Parent ID and Qualifications in the Philippines


A solo parent, as defined by RA 8972 is:
  1. A woman who gives birth as a result of rape and other crimes against chastity even                                                                   without a final conviction of the offender, provided that mother keeps and raises the child.
  1. Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to the following                                                               circumstances:
a. Due to death of spouse.
b. Spouse is detained or is serving sentence for a criminal conviction for at least                                                              one (1) year.
c. Physical and/or mental incapacity of spouse as certified by a public medical                                                                 practitioner.
d. Legal separation or de facto separation from spouse for at least one (1) year,                                                             as long as he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children.
e. Declaration of nullity or annulment of marriage as decreed by a court or by                                                                 a church as long as he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children.
  1. Unmarried mother/father who has preferred to keep and rear her/his child/children                                                             instead of having others care for them or give them up to a welfare institution.
  1. Any other person who solely provides parental care and support to a child or children.
  1. Any family member who assumes the responsibility of head of family as a result of                                                                     the death, abandonment, disappearance or prolonged absence of the parents or solo parent.
CRITERIA FOR SUPPORT
Any solo parent whose income falls below the poverty threshold as set by the                                                                                 National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and subject to the assessment of                                                               the DSWD worker in the area shall be eligible for assistance. A solo parent can directly                                                                   inquire from the following agencies to avail of their services:
  1. Health Services (DOH)
  2. Educational Services (CHED, TESDA)
  3. Housing (NHA)
  4. Parental Leave (Employer, DOLE, CSC) Note: A solo parent whose income is above                                                                 the poverty threshold shall enjoy only such limited benefits as flexible work schedule,                                                                parental leave and others to be determined by the DSWD.
credit/source: http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/services/solo-parent/

SUMMARY

By virtue of Republic Act No. 8972, the state is duty-bound to provide comprehensive program of services, benefits, and privileges for solo parents and their children. On this page you will find how one may apply for a Solo Parent ID and the benefits available to him or her.
Read RA 8972
Republic Act No. 8972
Click the link for complete information of the law :
credit/source: http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2000/11/07/republic-act-no-8972/