DSWD assures 4Ps beneficiaries from Yolanda-hit areas now in MM will still get cash grants

January 7, 2014 11:23 am 

MANILA, Jan. 7 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced that survivors of super typhoon Yolanda from Western, Central and Eastern Visayas who are beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will continue to receive their cash grants even if they are now living in Metro Manila or in other neighboring provinces.

The DSWD advised the beneficiaries to coordinate with the Municipal or City Links at the local Social Welfare and Development Office where they are currently staying for validation and updating of their household profiles for the processing of their cash grants.

It said beneficiaries need to present any of the following documents to the Municipal or City Links: Pantawid Pamilya identification (ID) card, cash card, or DSWD agreement.

Those who cannot present the required documents will be validated against the Central Office database of beneficiaries.

To date, Municipal and City Links are conducting validation to identify the number of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries who left their typhoon-hit towns.

As of December 28, 2013, there are 23,489 individuals and 5,572 families from ‘Yolanda’-hit areas who arrived at the National Capital Region.

Pantawid Pamilya provides education and health cash grants of as much as P1,400 to a family with three qualified children provided they send their children to school and to health centers for check-ups, and attend Family Development Sessions.

To date, Pantawid Pamilya benefits 3.94 million families and 8.92 million children nationwide.(PNA)



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