DSWD appeals anew to seniors, PWDs to send representatives to claim SAP aid

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) once again reminded senior citizens and persons with disability (PWD) to avoid going outside to claim their cash subsidies under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) and other aid from the Department, but, instead send their authorized representatives.

DSWD is implementing manual and digital distribution methods through financial service providers (FSPs) and cash cards for the second tranche of SAP.

However, since qualified beneficiaries may still need to line up in payout centers to cash out their subsidies, DSWD appealed to seniors and PWDs to send younger and healthier members of their families as their authorized representatives to claim or withdraw their grants.

Meanwhile, the Department is also conducting house-to-house delivery of cash aid under the Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens and the Centenarian Act.

The Department continues to put premium on the safety and welfare of the older persons and PWDs especially during this ongoing global health crisis.