This is your complete guide on how to get a Solo Parent ID in the Philippines.
Raising your children without the help of a spouse or partner is challenging. Because of the financial difficulties and budget constraints, being a single parent is more difficult than ever. Having a Solo Parent ID can also come in handy.
The improved coverage of the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000 (RA 8972) and the Expanded Solo Parents Welfare Act (RA 11861)’s recent lapse into law can ease the struggles of an estimated 14 million Filipino moms or dads rearing their children alone.
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Declaration of nullity or annulment of marriage as decreed by court or church, as long as they're entrusted with the custody of the children Unmarried mothers/fathers who preferred to keep and rear their child/children instead of having others care for them or giving them up to a welfare institution Any other persons who solely provide parental care and support to a child or children Family members who assume the responsibility of the head of the family as a result of the abandonment or disappearance of parents or solo parent
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What is a Solo Parent ID?
A Solo Parent ID is a government-issued ID for solo or single parents in the Philippines. Solo parents who carry this ID can enjoy certain government discounts and benefits. It aims to provide different kinds of support and ease financial difficulties faced by a parent working alone for their children.
These privileges and the Solo Parent ID are valid for one year, but you can renew your Solo Parent ID every year.
Solo Parent ID Benefits in the Philippines
You are now able to take advantage of the following perks as a Solo Parent, as you have successfully claimed your Solo Parent ID:
- Additional 7 days of vacation leave from work
- Comprehensive help package for a solo parent whose income falls below the poverty threshold as set by NEDA (National Economic and Development Authority)
- Psychological assistance
- Family protection assistance
- Educational Assistance from other government agencies such as DepEd, CHED, and TESDA.
Who are Eligible for a Solo Parent ID?
Any single parent in the Philippines can apply for a Solo Parent ID. Republic Act No. 8972 or the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000 considers the following individuals single parents:
- Women who give birth as a result of rape or other crimes against chastity even without a final conviction of the offender, provided that the mother keeps and raises the child
- Parents left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to the following circumstances:
- Death of spouse
- Spouse is detained or serving a sentence for a criminal conviction for at least one year
- Physical and/or mental incapacity of spouse as certified by a public medical practitioner
- Legal separation or de facto separation from spouse for at least one year, as long as they're entrusted with the custody of the children
What are the Requirements for a Solo Parent ID?
If an individual meets all of these qualifications, they are eligible to submit an application to the City or Municipal Social Welfare and Development (C/MSWD) for a Solo Parent Identification Card.
- Barangay certificate residency in the area.
- Documents/Evidence that the applicant is a solo parent (e.g. death certificate of spouse, declaration of nullity of marriage, medical certificate – if incapacitated)
- Income Tax Return (ITR) or certification from the barangay/municipal treasurer.
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How to Apply for Solo Parent ID?
Upon securing that you are eligible and have gathered the aforementioned documents, you may proceed with the following steps:
- Bring the Documents Required to a DSWD Office in your LGU or Region
- Fill Out Solo Parent ID Application Form
- Submit your Documents to the DSWD Office
- Pay the Necessary Fees
- Wait for 30 days for your assessment and evaluation
- Claim your Solo Parent ID at the DSWD
List of Valid IDs in the Philippines (Primary)
- Philippine Passport from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
- Driver’s License (student, non-professional, and professional) from Land Transportation Office (LTO)
- National ID (PhilID) from Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
- GSIS or SSS-issued Unified Multi-purpose Identification Card (UMID)
- PhilHealth ID (digitized PVC)
- Digitized Postal ID from Philippine Postal Corporation or PHLPost
- Voter’s ID or Voter's Certificate from Commission on Election (COMELEC)
- NBI Clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation
- Senior Citizen ID from Local Government Unit (LGU)
- OWWA ID from Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
- Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ID from Local Government Unit (LGU)
See full list of Valid IDs in the Philippines
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List of Documents You Can Request Or Order Online
- PSA Birth Certificate
- PSA Marriage Certifcate
- PhilSys National ID Online Registration
- Online Appointment for Philippine Passport (New and Renewal)
- Online Appointment for NBI Clearance
- PhilHealth MDR
- Request for a DTI Permit
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