How you can get assistance from DSWD via Social Amelioration Program
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has assured that it will provide social amelioration measures to families belonging to vulnerable sectors affected by the enhanced community quarantine as mandated by Republic Act 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.” Here’s how you will receive it.
The PHP5,000 to PHP8,000 worth of social amelioration programs is based on the maximum subsidy per region determined from the region’s minimum wage levels as these are close approximations to the amount needed to buy basic food, medicine, and hygiene essentials. It will be given to an eligible family in cash and in-kind by various national government agencies.
How to receive the Social Amelioration Package:
Step 1: The local government unit (LGU) will distribute Social Amelioration Card (SAC) forms on a house to house basis. The SAC forms serve as monitoring and validation tools to help the government identify the families that need urgent financial assistance.
Step 2: The head of the family will write all the necessary information on the SAC form in big letters.
Step 3: Make sure that the form is complete. Submit one of the forms to the LGU official when they return for collection. Keep the other form (duplicate) for reference and monitoring.
Step 4: The DSWD and other government agencies will send the aid to the LGU for distribution to beneficiaries.
You can also watch the video below with instructions in Filipino:
In addition to the SAC forms, the DSWD will also use the existing list of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program to validate the list submitted by LGUs.
Families under the 4Ps will also be supported with a top-up on their grants and rice subsidy to reach the maximum benefit per region. The 4Ps beneficiaries are most vulnerable to economic, social and physical shocks such as this health crisis, thus, the need to augment their existing grants to help them with their daily needs.