More impoverished senior subjects can now benefit of the administration's social annuity program after the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) brought down the age prerequisite for the elderly to be qualified to get the month to month stipend.

The age prerequisite is brought down from the first 77 years of age to 65 years of age, beginning not long from now.

The DSWD's Social Pension Program gives a P500 month to month recompense to qualified poverty stricken senior residents as ordered by Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010. The stipend is given to expand the day by day subsistence and other therapeutic needs of senior nationals.

In view of the law, poverty stricken residents who are 60 years of age or more are qualified for month to month benefits. Nonetheless, because of the administration's restricted budgetary assets, just the individuals who are 77 years of age or more were concealed by the law to 2014.

The DSWD's proposition to bring down the age capability to 65 was as of late endorsed by the Senate and Congress and has been incorporated in the General Appropriations Act of 2015.

Dinky Soliman, the DSWD Secretary, said that with the section of the new procurement, all more monetarily burdened elderly Filipinos can now have additional money for their fundamental needs.

For 2015, the legislature has dispensed P5.962 billion to profit 939,609 senior natives matured 65 or more across the nation. A year ago's allotment was just P3.108 billion.

Secured to get P500 month to month benefits are senior residents who are delicate, debilitated or with incapacities; who don't have general backing from relatives and no perpetual wellspring of pay and are not accepting annuities from the SSS, GSIS or veterans annuities.

DSWD-7 Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat illuminated that being a dynamic individual from any senior nationals affiliation is not an essential to benefit of the P500 month to month stipend.

The benefits is dispersed each quarter through money installment by DSWD field workplaces or city/metropolitan social welfare and advancement workplaces. (Image source: DSWD)