WATCH: DSWD to distribute forms in preparation for cash subsidy distribution

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is now preparing for the distribution of cash and kind assistance to 24.6 million households in the Philippines to alleviate the financial burden brought about by the government travel restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The DSWD said barangay officials or volunteers will go house-to-house to distribute two “social amelioration cards” forms or SAC forms. 
The head of the family shall fill out the SAC forms and should completely filled out the required information, written in big letters.
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In the form, the head of the family is asked for details such as he number of individuals in the household, occupation of every individual and average income.
Beneficiaries may be asked to show proof of status such as senior citizen’s ID for senior citizens or barangay certification for homeless persons, DSWD spokesperson Irene Dumlao said.
The first form will be distributed back to the LGU and the other form will serve as the copy of the household, which will serve as reference and monitoring.
The DSWD clarified that the SAC form is not an application form. It is simply their “validation tool” and will be used as basis of the government, who among the population is in dire need of social amelioration assistance.
“Ang lahat po ang nilalayon naming makatanggap ng social amelioration program subalit ang pamamahagi po ang naaayon sa lebel ng pangangailangan. Kung kaya’t ang inyong kooperasyon, pagbibigayan at pang-unawa ay higit na kinakailangan,” the DSWD said in its video message.
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For questions, the public may call DSWD at this number (02) 8-951-2803.
Earlier, the  Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) has already set Php5,000 a month for two months for the 6.6 million families from the formal sectors or whose head of the family is a regular employee. 
The majority of the population — around 18 million families — will come from the informal sectors like senior citizens, persons with disabilities, pregnant and lactating women, solo parents, distressed OFWs, homeless families, indigenous peoples, workers in the informal sectors (tricycle driver, jeepney driver, rice farmers, store owners, magtataho, magbobote), kasambahay and construction workers.
Each household from the informal sector shall be given cash or in-kind subsidy ranging from Php5,000 to Php8,000 depending on the region where they live in. 
National Capital Region: Php8,000
Cordillera Administrative Region: Php5,000
Region 1 – Ilocos Region: Php5,500
Region 2 – Cagayan Valley: Php5,500
Region 3 – Central Luzon: Php6,500
Region 4a – Calabarzon: Php6,500
Region 4b – Mimaropa: Php5,000
Region 5 – Bicol: Php5,000
Region 6 – Western Visayas: Php6,000
Region 7 – Central Visayas: Php6,000
Region 8 – Eastern Visayas: Php5,000
Region 9 – Zamboanga Peninsula: Php5,000
Region 10 – Northern Mindanao: Php6,000
Region 11 – Davao Region: Php6,000
Region 12 – Soccskargen: Php5,000
Region 13 – Caraga: Php5,000
BARMM: Php5,000

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