While being a solo parent can be difficult, the passage of RA 8972 or the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000 has somehow made it rewarding.
Republic Act 8972 was enacted to provide a comprehensive program of services for solo parents and their children. This law covers fathers or mothers who raise their children by themselves, either because of the death of a spouse, abandonment, separation, or even those who have children as a result of rape.
This law also considers those who are left to care for other children, such as nephews, nieces, or godchildren. So long as you are a person solely responsible for the upbringing of a child, you are considered a solo parent.
Who are the People Considered as Solo Parent?
✓ 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.
✓ Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to the following circumstances.
SHARE THE GOOD NEWS! KUNG SA PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES MAY MGA BENEPISYO, at SA MGA SENIOR CITIZENS GANUN DIN. OK NA OK DIN ANG INAPRUBAHANG R.A. 8972 of SOLO PARENTS WELFARE ACTS.
sakop nito ang mga
✓ Batang nagpamilya na agad nabiyudo/Nabiyuda
✓ Inabandona ng Tatay o yung naka buntis
✓ Nakulong ang Asawa
✓ Nadisgrasya ang Asawa at nawalan ng kakayahang mag Provide
✓ May sakit ang Asawa
✓ Biktima ng Rape
✓ Iniwan sa Kanya ang Bata ng Orihinal Na Magulang/ Ipina ampon
Maliban sa mga benepisyong nakasaad sa Batas. may mga Special Priviledge na makukuha ang isang SOLO PARENTS mula sa ATING GOBYERNO.
ANG ADMINISTRASYONG DUTERTE AY MAG LULUNSAD NG ISANG I.D SYSTEM PARA MA AVAIL ANG BENEPISYONG ITO.
MARAMI ANG NAG SUGEST NA DAGDAGAN ITO ng
ISANG KABANG BIGAS KADA BUWAN
Additional CASH ASSISTANCE sa Pamamagitan ng Magaan na uri ng LOANS
At LIBRENG EDUKASYON PARA SA MGA SOLO PARENTS NA MAY 3 PATAAS na ANAK
Any solo parent whose income in the place of domicile 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:
• Health Services (DOH)
• Educational Services (CHED, TESDA)
• Housing (NHA)
• Parental Leave (Employer, DOLE, CSC)
What are the Requirements in Acquiring a Solo Parent I.D?
1. Barangay certificate residency in the area;
2. Documents/Evidence that the applicant is a solo parent (e.g. death certificate of spouse, declaration of nullity of marriage, medical certificate – if incapacitated); and
3. Income Tax Return (ITR) or certification from the barangay/municipal treasurer.
What Documents/Proof will a Solo Parent present if he/she has a Child or separated from Husband/Wife?
A Certificate issued by the Barangay Captain indicating the circumstances on one’s being a solo parent.
If a Solo Parent files the application, can an I.D be secured right away?
No. Parental leave is non-cumulative and can be availed only during the current year. Further, it can only be availed after the issuance of the Solo Parent ID.
Source: Manila Times