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How to avail Php5,000 to Php8,000 from the Social Amelioration Program

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The Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon and other parts of the country has left many Filipinos jobless for the time being. This also means that these families do not have any source of income for their basic needs.

In order to address this pressing issue, the government has allotted Php210 billion budget to support 18 million low-income families nationwide.

Through the social amelioration program under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in cooperation with other departments such as but not limited to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), vulnerable families will receive aid both in cash and in kind amounting from Php5,000 to Php8,000 depending on where they live.

READ: How much should you receive from the Social Amelioration Program?

Who are eligible to receive the Social Amelioration Program?

According to Joint Memorandum Circular No.1 , the primary target of the said amelioration program are poor families or those in the informal sector who do not have any means of income during the ECQ, with at least one household member who is part of the following:

1.) Senior Citizens
2.) Persons with Disability
3.) Pregnant and Lactating Women
4.) Solo Parents
5.) Overseas Filipinos Workers who no longer have work because they were repatriated or banned from traveling outside of the Philippines because of COVID-19 crisis
6.) Indigent Indigenous People
7.) Homeless Citizens and Underprivileged Sector are those who live below poverty line or those without a house to live
8.) Informal Economy Workers

  • Occasional Workers (e.g. labandera)
  • Subcontracted Workers (e.g. pakyaw workers)
  • Homeworkers (e.g. workers in family business such as crafts making, food processing, etc.);
  • Househelpers – who are not currently earning or cannot work because of the ECQ (e.g. kasambahay, family driver)
  • Pedicab, UVs, Tricycle, PUJs, Taxi, PUBs, Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) and Transport Network Companies (TNC) drivers (also includes Grab, Angkas, Joyride riders and such)
  • micro-business and Sari-sari Store owners, and other similar business with asset less than Php10,000
  • Small Family Business Owners (e.g. vegetable or fruit vendors, streets vendors, RTW, carinderia, etc.)
  • Sub Minimum Wage Earners  (e.g. helpers in carinderia, sari-sari store)
  • Farm workers and Fisherfolks (e.g. magsasaka, mangingisda etc)
  • “no work, no pay” employees
  • Stranded workers (e.g. construction workers stranded in their respective construction site/s).

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How to avail the Social Amelioration Program?

1.) Social amelioration cards (SAC) will be distributed by the Local Government Unit (LGU) to qualified households. This will be given on a house-to-house setup.

2.) Provide all information asked in the SAC. Make sure to include all details needed.

3.) Submit the SAC to the assigned LGU officer who will go to your house.

4.) DSWD will provide the financial assistance through the LGU.

May the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries avail the Social Amelioration Program?

Yes, beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), may avail the social amelioration program, non-food aids and food packs on top of their benefits in 4Ps.

If you have questions, you may call DSWD hotline number 8-951-2803.

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  1. Dito po sa amin,dito sa Ilocos norte po wala pa pong nagbibigy ng SAC po lalo na sa mga informal sector ,sana po ngayong may enhance community quarrantine ay ipagbigay alam po nila sa lahat kase po wala pong ibng pinagkukunan ang mga tao lalo na po ung mga tricycle drivers po. At kailangan po na talagang maibibigay sa tao hindi ung dadaan muna sa barangay ang kanilang mga ibibgay po ung bang mag house to house po sila para malaman din po ng dswd po ang sitwasyon ng mga tao.

    • Ako po ay may katanungan tungkol sa 4ps kasi po ang nanay ko ay member ng 4ps taong 2018 ng hindi na nakasama ang nanay ko dahil po sa wala na pong nag aaral at ang apo po niyabay wala na rin aa listahan pero nito pong Lockdown nang magbibigayan ng Sap bigla pong sinabihan ang nanay ko na huwag kumuha ng SaC kasi meron daw po siya sa 4ps kaya si nanay dina po kumuha sa Sap kundi sa 4ps na lang… Dito po kasi aa amin active ang 4ps nakikita naamin ang mga biyayang natatanggap nila Kasali pa pala nanay ko bakit since 2018 hindi na siya nabibigyan ng 4ps kasi sabi nung lider wala daw si nanay na sa listahan tapos ngayun sa Sac meron pala. Kaya tanong ko lang saan po ba dapat mag complain para maliwanagan kami kasi nung may relief di rin kasama nanay ko ulit parang yung sap ng 4ps lang siya sinama lang kaya wait ang nanay ko sa kalahati ng sap pero sa montly ng 4ps na biayha wala

  2. Dito rin sa amin sa may brgy. 648 carlos palanca st. san miguel Manila, wla parin dumating sa amin ng SAC ng dswd, marami po nag aabang na mga sector at ska mula nag lockdown isang beses lng kmi nakaka tanggap ng relief good 3kilo lng na bigas dhil yong ibang relief good hndi umaabot dhil kukunti lng tapos palakasan system pa?

    • kmi pong mga tricycle driver dto tagaytay wla po natanggap khit isang kusing dahil pinili lng ng mga brgy. personnel ang binigyan ang masama pa yung mga pinili nla hatinggabi nla pinapirma nakakadismaya po tlaga ksi nung hndi pa lockdown kumikita ako ng 300 isang araw sapat lng sa sunod na araw na pagkain nmin ngunit ngyon po 5weeks na wlang kita pro yung inaasahan nming ayuda galing sa gobyerno npunta pa sa mga maling tao

    • Grace B. Tanaoit
      May 5,2020

      Hello po! Magandand gbi po taga Payocpoc Sur, Bauamg La Union, pero nandito po ako ngaun Baguio simula nung March17, nlockdown po ako, at borders Lang ako. dito po ako nagwowork. “No work No pay” ako at natigil din ung work ko. Isa po ako Solo parent at isa po ako anak na nag-aaral. Wala Pa po ako natatanggap na SAP mula pi sa DSWD. Sana po mabigyan nio din po ako . Salamst po at God Bless”

  3. Who are eligible to receive the social amelioration program?

    According to Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, the primary target of the said amelioration program are poor families or those in the informal sector who do not have any means of income during the ECQ, with at least one household member who is part of the following:

    1.) Senior Citizens
    2.) Persons with Disability
    3.) Pregnant and Lactating Women
    4.) Solo Parents
    5.) Overseas Filipinos Workers who no longer have work because they were repatriated or banned from traveling outside of the Philippines because of COVID-19 crisis
    6.) Indigent Indigenous People
    7.) Homeless Citizens and Underprivileged Sector are those who live below poverty line or those without a house to live
    8.) Informal Economy Workers

    Occasional Workers (e.g. labandera)
    Subcontracted Workers (e.g. pakyaw workers)
    Homeworkers (e.g. workers in family business such as crafts making, food processing, etc.);
    Househelpers – who are not currently earning or cannot work because of the ECQ (e.g. kasambahay, family driver)

    Pedicab, UVs, Tricycle, PUJs, Taxi, PUBs, Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) and Transport Network Companies (TNC) drivers (also includes Grab, Angkas, Joyride riders and such)
    micro-business and Sari-sari Store owners, and other similar business with asset less than Php10,000
    Small Family Business Owners (e.g. vegetable or fruit vendors, streets vendors, RTW, carinderia, etc.)

    This article has some little mistakes in citing the RA 11469, the said law did not state the following sectors as it mentioned it here. You will find that sectors that can avail of the SAP in JMC 01-2020 of DSWD, DOLE, DILG, DTI, DBM and DOF. Some clarifications also, the Social Amelioration Program is not only under DSWD, it is a combination of the agencies mentioned in the JMC. please look at the JMC and guidelines of each agency to avoid confusion to reader. Thanks

    • Hello po isa po ako solo parent may tatlong anak pero hindi ako nabigyan ng form . Naka tira lang ako sa bahay ng mama ko. Nakapa unfier lang din po kasi ang aming kapit bahay may negosyo may sasakyan may pera bakit sila pa ang napili sa DSWD . E ako solo parent at may tatlong anak wala po. Please paki sagot po ang tanong ko. Kailangan kodin po maka tanggap para din po sa financial ng mga anak ko

  4. Hi..good day po.
    Anne po ito nag tatrabaho po aq sa BPO pro ksali po ba kmi sa makaka kuha ng 5k-8k assistance ( social amelioration program ng dswd) isa po aq sa iilan na bpo workers na kasali sa no work no pay due to covid-19.
    Thank you in advance po

    • Sana nman po d2 sa brgy 523 Sampaloc manila mpuntahan nyo. Hnd po porket mukang mgaganda mga katabing bahay d2 eh kala nila hnd nghihirap mga ntatakpan ng mlalaking bahay d2.. Sna masilip nyo man lng kung meron bng poor n residente d2.. Sa mga brgy o kapitan hnd n kmi umaasa karamihan nminili kc ehh!

  5. Good day! May nagbabahay bahay na po dto samin and they said na Yung makakakuha lang daw ng social amelioration is Yung botante. Is it true po ba? Kasi as far as we know, wla naman sinabi si Pres. Duterte na ganun. Thank you

        • Isa po akong tindera lng at tindero kalivein ko may isa po akong anak sa unang asawa di po nag sustinto ang tatay d na po kami nakapasok mula mag quarantine dalawa po kmi d po kc ng tinda amo namin sahodan lng pi kami 400 araw d po kmi binigyan yan form wla po kami pinagkikitaan taga brgy comonwealth po kami block6lot 4 niñada street, nangungupahan po kami sana po matulongan kmi malaking tulong po samin

  6. Ano po ba ang ibig sabihin nang lactating mother? Yun po bang bagong nanganak or may pinasuso na bata? Kasi meron po akong batang pina breastfeed…
    Ako po pala c angelica m. Umpad… Taga lapu-lapu city, cebu po ako…. At wla pa po kaming natanggap na SAC… Kailan po kami ma house to house sa dswd? Pls… Reply

  7. Good Afternoon Mam/sir na belong po ako sa Networking Companies,sa ngayon po wla na akong income,almost 3 weeks na dahil sa Covid19 ako lang ang nag work sa aming pamilya,pasok ba ako sa ayuda nyo,Thanks & God bless

  8. Dito poh bah sa tagum city kaming may mga nah maliliit nah anak makakatanggap ng financial assistance … Wala napong trabaho ang mga asawa nmin..

    • ISA PO AKONG SINGLE PARENT.PA PAANO PO AKO MAKA KUHA NANG AYUDA SA DSWD.MATAGAL NA PO AKO WALANG TRABAHO DAHIL SA LOCK DOWN GUTOM NA PO KAMI WALA NA PO KAMING MAKAIN

      ALEXANDER PELOVELLO
      118-E KATUPARAN ST. PACHECO COMPOUND COMMONWEALTH QUEZON CITY

  9. Sir/Ma’am,
    Hi! po. Dito po me Cagayan de oro, Mis. Or. Nkatira.
    Regarding po sa Bayanihan heal as one act. Saan po me sa ngaun pupunta sa aming lugar pra mag apply?
    Saan mka avail po me sa informal sector.
    God bless.
    Salamat,

    Frank.

  10. Hello po d2 ako sa Cavite at meron po kaming maliit na kainan na business…Ako po ang head of the family pero simula po ng mag covid ay close na kami .Ang problema pa po namin ay nagbayad ako ng rent na 10k last March.Eh wala naman kaming pinagkukunan kaya ask ho ako ng help sa inyong programa..Hope makasama po ako
    .At pano po ba ang dapat gawin para makaavail.salamat po and God bless

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