DETAILS: DSWD Social Amelioration Program Beneficiaries, How to Avail

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has started distributing the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) worth Php 5,000 to Php 8,000 per month for two months (April - May) to target beneficiaries.

Target Beneficiaries

The target beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program are the families that belong to either the poor or informal sector which are at risk of not earning a living during the Enhanced Community Quarantine, who may have at least one (1) member belonging to any of the following vulnerable or disadvantaged sectors (as per Joint Memorandum Circular no. 1 s. 2020):

1. Senior Citizens;

2. Persons with Disability;

3. Pregnant and Lactating Women;

4. Solo Parents;

5. Overseas Filipinos (OFs) in Distress - they shall refer to OFs who were repatriated or banned from traveling outside the Philippines on account of the COVID-19 breakout, from January 2020 until the lifting of the community quarantine;

6. Indigent Indigenous Peoples - Those certified as poor by the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTSPR) or the subject Field Office of the DSWD or those who are living  in recognized ancestral domains whose income solely depend on subsistence economy as those engaged in indigenous means of livelihood as hunting, gathering or foraging as certified by the NCIP or tribal chieftain/council of elders or those who are informal economy workers.

7. Underprivileged Sector and Homeless Citizens - Individuals or families residing in urban, urbanizable and rural areas whose income or combined family income falls within the poverty threshold as defined by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) or those who do not own housing facilities. This shall also include those who live in makeshift dwelling units and do not enjoy security of tenure.

8. Informal Economy Workers - Those who are independent, selfemployed, small-scale producers and distributors of goods and services like the following:
  • Directly Hired or Occasional Workers - Persons who are contracted to do work on an irregular basis, hired by the direct recipient of the service and whose salary is completely dependent upon the completion of the particular work for which he or she was hired (e.g. laundry maid);
  • Subcontracted Workers - Any person who is an employee of a subcontractor, as defined by Article 106 and 107 of the Labor Code (e.g. pakyaw workers);
  • Homeworkers - Any person who performs in or about his home any processing of goods or materials, in whole or in part, which have been furnished directly or indirectly by an employer and thereafter to be returned to the latter (e.g. family enterprise such as those involved in craftsmaking, native delicacy production, home-based food processing);
  • Househelpers - Persons defined as “kasambahay” under Section 4 (d) of R.A. 10361 or the Domestic Workers Act who are currently not receiving any remuneration from their family of work, or who cannot report to work due to the community quarantine (e.g. kasambahay or family driver);
  • Drivers of Pedicab, Tricycle, PUJs, UVs, PUBs, Taxi, Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) and Transport Network Companies (TNC) - Persons driving a pedicab, tricycle, jeepney, van, taxi, TNVS, TNC, owned by another person and only subject to a boundary system; provided that those who own the vehicle they drive are still eligible if their income is solely dependent thereon (e.g. Angkas and Joyride drivers);
  • Micro-entrepreneurs and Producers, Operators of Sari-sari Stores, and the like - Persons operating independent, smallscale enterprises and distributors of goods and services the scope of business or service any business activity or enterprise engaged in industry, agri-business and/or services that has: (1) an asset size (less land) of less than P100,000;
  • Family Enterprise Owners - Families operating or managing small businesses such as retail, food production, and vending; (not limited to owners of carinderia, fruit or vegetable vendors and vendors in streets, RTW, etc.);
  • Sub Minimum Wage Earners - Any person who earns a wage below the prescribed minimum and is the sole income-earner of their family (e.g. dishwashers or helpers in carinderia);
  • Farmers, Fisherfolks, and Farm workers - persons engaged in agriculture and fisheries related activities, farm services and secondary processing whose monthly family income falls under the poverty line; and,
  • Employees affected by “no work, no pay” policy and not covered by DOLE Order No. 209, Series of 2020 or any DOLE issuance/s on adjustment measures program;
  • Stranded workers – for the purpose of these guidelines, refer to individuals affected by work suspension or closure who are in sites or places other than their permanent residence and unable to return home on account of the community quarantine (e.g. construction workers stranded in their respective construction site/s)
Beneficiaries of the 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) do not need to fill out Social Amelioration Card (SAC) forms because their cash subsidies under the Social Amelioration Program Bayanihan Fund has been directly credited to their account.

Social Amelioration Card (SAC) Form

To avail the Social Amelioration Program, the head of the family will fill-out the SAC form which will be distributed at the barangay level.  It is a tool used to capture the family profile which will be the mechanism for the affected families to access the social amelioration programs of the government.

Watch this video, How to fill out the Social Amelioration Card:

Subsidy Amount per Household

The following table gives the subsidy amount for each household in the region of residence, computed as a proportion to the respective regional minimum wage rates:

Screenshot from JMC NO. 1 s 2020

The cash assistance will be distributed house-to-house by representatives from the DILG, Philippine National Police, DSWD, the LGU and the Barangays.

For Inquiries

For any questions, you may contact directly the DSWD thru:

Cellphone No.: 0918-912-2813


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1 comment:

  1. Good pm sa kinaukulan bakit wala kami sa Dole yong agency naming janitorial services kmi no work no pay kamitapos wala din kami sa dswd bigyan nyo naman kami ng pasin mag 2months na k ngayon may 15.salamat po.