Are You Qualified for Solo Parent Benefits?

Solo Parent Benefits

Bonjour!  Mabuhay!

We all know that raising a family is a feat in itself, what with the demands of children’s basic needs: food, shelter, clothing, and education.  If you have a child, you are well aware of the sacrifices a parent or parents have to make in order to provide the best possible subsistence to your family.  You literally forget about yourself and focus on how you can build a stable future for your children.

How much more if you are a solo parent doing all these things?

The good news is that qualified solo parents may now take advantage of government support to augment their means of providing for their child/children.

In our feature post today, we will focus on the Solo Parent.  Who is he/she and how can he/she take advantage of the said support, by virtue of RA 8972?

Read on!

A solo parent, as defined by RA 8972 is:

  1. A woman who gives birth as a result of rape and other crimes against chastity even without a final conviction of the offender: Provided, that the mother keeps and raises the child;
  1. Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to death of spouse;
  1. Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood while the spouse is detained or is serving sentence for a criminal conviction for at least one (1) year;
  1. Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to physical and/or mental incapacity of spouse as certified by a public medical practitioner;
  1. Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to legal separation or de facto separation from spouse for at least one (1) year, as long as he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children;
  1. Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to declaration of nullity or annulment of marriage as decreed by a court or by a church as long as he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children;
  1. Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to abandonment of spouse for at least one (1) year;
  1. Unmarried mother/father who has preferred to keep and rear her/his child/children instead of having others care for them or give them up to a welfare institution;
  1. Any other person who solely provides parental care and support to a child or children;
  1. Any family member who assumes the responsibility of head of family as a result of the death, abandonment, disappearance, or prolonged absence of the parents or solo parent.

Are you a solo parent?  Take heart!  The government is prepared to assist you with benefits unique to your status.  In my next posts, I will be sharing the requirements para maka-avail ng benefits ang isang solo parent.  In the meantime, make sure na handa ang mga NSO documents ng solo parent at ng kanyang mga anak.  Madali na lang ngayon dahil pwede ka na mag order ng NSO documents online at www.nsohelpline.com or tumawag sa hotline na (02) 737-1111.

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91 thoughts on “Are You Qualified for Solo Parent Benefits?

  1. Im a single parent i have 2 kids 6 and 3years old.ano po ang mga benefits ng solo parent and ano po ang reuirements..thank you

    1. Hi May,

      Narito ang listahan ng mga requirements for solo parent ID:

      Ang applicant para sa Solo Parent ID ay kinakailangang magdala ng sumusunod na mga documents sa kanyang City or Municipal Social Welfare and Development office:

      1.Barangay Certificate na nagsasabing ang Solo Parent applicant ay nakatira sa barangay na iyon within the last six months.

      2. PSA certificates:

      a. Birth Certificate of child/children

      b. Kung ikaw ay biyudo/biyuda, Death Certificate ng yumaong asawa.

      c. Iba pang dokumento na maaaring gamitin bilang suporta sa iyong application.

      3. Income tax return o kahit na anong document na magpapatunay ng income level ng solo parent.Kapag nakumpleto at nai-submit na sa Social Welfare and Development office ang mga documents, ang social worker na tumanggap ang syang magre-register ng application.

      Bibigyan ang aplikante ng case number mula sa log-book ng Registry of Solo Parents.

      Ang iyong ID ay matatanggap 30 days matapos mong mai-file ang mga requirements. Ang ID ay valid ng isang taon at maaaring ma-renew kapag nag expire.

      1. Hi gusto ko lang malaman kung totoo po ba ang balita about sa solo parent . Nag apply po kasi ako nito. last august 2020 po . Mag 5 months na po wala parin yung id at tulong mula sa DSWD . Sa tuwing pumupunta ako sa office nila lagi nila sinasabi na mag txt lang daw sila pero ni isang txt wala po akong natanggap. Sa tuwing pumupunta ako nakikita ko po sila na hindi naman busy panay chika lang . Sa yang po kasi malaki na sanang tulong yun para sa akin . Sana po masagot nyo ako. Or ma notice nyo po ako.

      2. Kunin niyo po ang pangalan ng taong tumanggap ng application niyo for Solo Parent ID. Ireklamo niyo as Contact Center ng Bayan, tumawag po kayo sa 8888. Kung hindi po kayo makatawag, pwede po kayong magpadala ng email sa kanila dito:

        https://contactcenterngbayan.gov.ph/contact-us

        Diyan niyo po i-report yung taong tumanggap ng application niyo at hindi na nag bigay ng updates.

  2. Good day mam/sir
    Gusto kopo sana kumuha ng solo parent id meron napo ako nso pati young anak ko kaso po pano po ako magdadala ng proweba ng income ko e yaya Lang po ako direct lang po binibihay sahod ko piano poba yon?

    1. Yung DSWD officer na kasi ang mag sasabi kung ano ang pwede mong ipalit sa requirements na yun eh. Try mo kumuha ng sulat mula sa amo mo at nakalagay doon kung magkano ang sahod mo.

  3. Hello po sa inyo sir,mam.

    Solo parents din po ako since 2005 ng mamatay ang asawa ko 3 po ang na iwan sa akin ng asawa ko..bunso ko po ang nag aral grade 8 po sa pasukan.andito po kami sa kapatid ko nakikitira .wala po akong trabaho.bilang pasasalamat po sa kapatid ko at nakatira kami sa kanya ako po ang gumagawa ng lahat ng Gawain sa bahay…sana po maka qualified ako.para po sa pag aral ng anak kong bunso.salamat po.

  4. Dear Sir/ma’am,
    Solo parent po ako for almost 13 yrs.54 yrs old na ako at 5 ang mga anak b4 nag abroad ako para makapagpa aral sa mga anak,ngaun tatlo halos may sariling buhay na ang dalawa malaki na din ngunit ang isa d nkatapos ng pg aaral ang bunso ko 21yrs old..wla akong trabaho ngaun..iniisip ko paano ang buhay ko pgdating ng panahon,kaya nabasa ko ang pages nyo tungkol sa solo parents .magtatanong at mgbakasakali na makaaplay din.sana mabigyan nyo din ako ng pansin,nasa remote area po kme wlang sariling bhay..Passi city,Iloilo,brgy.Man-it,Sitio Mapilit. CP.09098704931 .MARAMING SALAMAT PO.GOD BLESS YOU
    nagmamahal,
    Jocelyn

  5. Hi Master Citizen,
    We are the employer of a Lady who is a single mother. We don’t have any problem if she has availed of the Solo Parent. That is her right.

    The only problem is, she seems to be a lovable person such that, she is now again pregnant. Will this issue of being lovable disqualify her from being a solo parent?

    I used the word “disqualify” because she doesn’t seem to care much about her 1st child as she allowed herself again to be impregnated.

    To rephrase the question and be direct to the point; Are bitches or “putas” qualified for this solo parent benefit? (I apologize for using offensive words).

    We would appreciate your kind response.

    1. I get your issue and you have a point. Anyways a single parent who will apply for the said benefits will be asses before being qualified for the said program. This is done every renewal of the I.D (yearly). So in the case of your lovable kasambahay 🙂 it depends on the DSWD officer that will conduct the background check.

  6. nagwowork ako abroad dahil ako lng nagsupport sa anak ko. .ang anak ko nsa mga magulang ko,sila nagaalaga,nagppdla lng ako. . kahit ba wala sa pinas pwede pa rin ako makasali sa solo parent program? thank you.

  7. Paano kung katulad ko ako ang nagtatrabaho para masuportahan ko ang mga anak ko sa kanilang pag aaral dahil ang ama nila ay balewala ang kanilang kinabukasan at apat na taon na akong namamasukan para masuportahan ko ang kanilang pangangailangan ..pwedi na ba akong kumuha ng (ID) na solo parent at maka avail ba ako sa benepisyo na ito para sa katulad ko?

  8. hi im a solo parent of a 4y/o daughter im a rape victim at the age of 16 but the rapist didnt put in jail am i qualified??

      1. Hi Marjorie,

        Pwede kang mag tanong sa MSWD o sa DSWD sa lugar ninyo para ma-explain sa iyo kung ano ang mga benepisyo na maaari mong matanggap.

        Narito din ang listahan ng mga benefits na naka lista sa kanilang website:

        1 .Flexible work schedule.
        2. No work discrimination.
        3. Parental leave (sa opisina)
        4. Educational Benefits.
        5. Housing Benefits.
        6. Medical Assistance.

        MC

  9. good afternoon po.
    gusto ko po sana mag-avail ng solo parent. may isa po akong anak, going to 9 y/o na po this month of august. may nkapagsabi po sa akin regarding sa solo parent. in my case po nasa sinapupunan pa lng ang anak ko ay di na pinanagutan ng ama ang obligasyon niya at di na nagpakita pa sa akin. ngayon po may trabaho ako ngunit di po sapat pra sa anak ko at sa pamilya ko lalo na po na pabalik-balik din sa ospital ang papa ko pag inaatake. walang ibang maasahan kundi ako lang sa pghahanap ng pera pra lang may maipagamot agad siya. qualified po ba ako makaavail ng solo parent khit na may trabaho ako?

  10. Single mother po ako Ng 5kids ung unang tatlo ank ko sa una iniwan kmi at di n nagpkita sa mga bata.nag asawa ako ulit my dalawa kmi ank.ang bunso nmin at 7mos plng. Naghiwalay kmi 1month plng bunso nmin..ngyon Nagpasa ako ng mga requirements sa SSDD sa city hall..di daw pwede dhil wala p 1year ang bunso. Tama po b un??? Eh panu ung 3kids ko di rin daw pwede.anu po dapat kong gawin??

  11. Pewde po ba makakuha ang lola ng mga bata ng solo parent id pag ang lola na po ang nag aalaga or tito or tita sa mga bata…mag dadalawang taon na rin po kasi sila iniwan ng mga magulang nila maraming salamat po

  12. Hi Sir/Madam,

    I already have the solo parent ID, am quite aware of the benefits as I have research from the website. I am more concerned of claiming the benefits, and/or the priority preference/ benefits for solo parents under RA 8972 since I have tried inquiring from TESDA how I could claim for educational assistance for my youngest child aged 17. From what I have known, there seemed to be no program for solo parents and their dependents as stipulated in the Solo Parent Act of 2007.
    I also have a concern for the taxes deducted from my earnings from June 2012 to April 2014 as I have filed with the BIR my amended income tax return amounting to Php29,000 apparently due to the ignorance of the clerk in charge of our payroll even as I have insisted that I have exemptions being a solo parent, and then 3 dependent children, he kept deducting 10% of my earning per month. How can we be properly protected and assisted by law if advocacies like this just remain on paper and seldom followed?
    I have inquired with BIR for the refund, but sadly the advise was not to expect any more since they say it should have been refunded by the employer every December each year, when the taxes should have been accurately computed against the taxable income. I am just left to hold grudge to our clerk at that time who also failed to arranged for our Pag-Ibig Fund contributions which I held the employer to refund.
    The amount would have been of help for me to support my 3 college students with my meager salary. I hope to be able to relay to proper venue our need for support if the government is serious in helping us out.
    May I seek legal help from your office or if you can refer me to other concerned government entities please.
    Thank you for your help.

    Sincerely,
    Nerissa S. Olarte
    Administrative Officer
    Tarlac State University

  13. Hello Sir/Madam,
    Single parent poh ako ng 15 yrs i have 4 kids.enterisadi poh ako mag apply nitong
    Solo parents ID and how to apply this?
    Sincerly yours
    Ruth Sarvida

  14. Hello po solo parent din po ko…my Isa po ko anak 8 years old po llke…mg Isa ko po binubuhay ank ko…ndito po q ngun sa abroad.. Gusto ko n po mgstay sa pilipinas ksama niya…nppbyaan pgaaral niya..paano po b mkpg avail Jan.salamat po

  15. Solo parent din po ako may 2 anak ages 13 and 12 ….. 9 years nang patay ang asawa ko . Sana po maka avail ako ng solo parent card . Sobrang kylangan lang po talaga nasa high school na kasi 2 anak ko .

    God bless !

  16. Gudmorning po,
    Im Loribeth Mahilum..single parent po ako.may dalawang anak po ako.yung panganay ko po is 8yrs old.at yung pangalawa is 4 months old pa lng po.iniwan kmi ng tatay ng anak ko nung buntis pa lng ako sa pangalawa kong anak.hindi po kmi kasal kaya sa akin lhat apelyido ng mga anak ko.iniwan ko mga anak ko sa parents ko po sa province.ako ay nagtattabho ngayon na housemaid po. Paano ako maka avail po ng binipisyo nyo po.mraming salamat po.

  17. good evening po.solo parent po ako since 2011.hiwalay po ako sa legal kong asawa,wala kaming anak,then nagkaroon ako ng live-in partner at may anak kaming isa.pero namatay na sya 5yrs ago.wala po akong trabaho.nagtitinda lang ako ng kung anu anong pwedeng itinda dito sa may amin.nakita ko po kasi na ang requirement sa pagkuha ng id ay death certificate ng asawa,pano po un ay di naman ako kasal sa tatay ng anak ko? at kelangan ng ITR.wala naman po akong ganon? sana po ay masagot ninyo ang mga tanong ko.salamat po

    1. Depende na sa DSWD officer na mag i interview sa iyo. sabihin mo yung situation mo ng maliwanag. May mga dokumento ka namang maipapakita diba. Naka sunod ba yung surname ng anak mo sa tatay nya?

  18. may solo parent ID na po ako. i have 5 children, 3 nasa college ngaun. but sad to say 1 na lang ang qualified kc 1 na lang below 18. usually po makatapos ng college nasa 20s na, but d law states that 18 lang age ang qualified dependent, hindi kaya panahon na para i review ang law na yan?paano makakatapos ng college mahirap mag support ng 3 college.

    1. Well sa ngayon yan ang bats eh. Pero maganda na ipaabot yan sa kinauukulan para mapag aralan. Kung may suggestion box sa malapit na dswd sa iyo ngayon mas maganda na i suggest mo na yan.

  19. I’m a single parent of 3…13,11 and 3yrs old ang mga anak..d aq kasal sa ama ng mga anak q but ngmit q ang surname nya until now..bilang isang ofw d nmn kalakihan ang sweldo..qualified b aq ..bka mkatulong sa pag aaral ng mga anak q

  20. Hi. Im a single mom of a 2yr old baby boy. Buntis pa lang ako, wala na kami ng tatay ng anak ko. At di din po kami kasal kasi mag-boyfriend girlfriend lang po ang status namin that time. When I knew na may iba syang babae nakipaghiwalay ako kahit buntis na ko sakanya that time. From that day totally walang communications and kahit na anong sustento from him. I raise my son alone.
    Am I qualified po ba?

    Hope you hit me back.
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Faith,

      Based on your situation, pwede kang mag qualify. Pero just to be sure, pumunta ka sa Municipal Social Welfare and Development office para ma-confirm mo. PWede ka na din mag apply ng Solo Parent ID mo doon. May Birth Certificate na ba ang anak mo? Kailangan mo kasi yun for the Solo Parent ID.

      Pwede kang mag request online at http://www.nsohelpline.com.

      MC

    1. Hi Cristy,

      I posted a brand new article on the requirements when applying for the Solo Parent ID.

      First thing you need to have is your child’s NSO BC. Kung wala ka pang copy, you can order online at http://www.nsohelpline.com You can simply have it delivered to your home.

      Read my article today! 🙂

      MC

  21. Thank you Lord. This will help me raising my children. I’m a single mom of 2. 18 and 16. Nag lisod jud ko kay college na ang duha.wakoy tarong panginabuhian.

  22. I am a single working mom of a 6 year old boy ,hindi po kami kasal ng tatay ng anak ko pero nakaapelyedo po sa kanya,I hope i am also qualified of availing a solo parent benefits.thank you!

  23. I am a single working mom of a 6 year old boy ,hindi po kami kasal ng tatay ng anak ko pero nakaapelyedo po sa kanya,I hope i am also qualified for availing a solo parent.thank you!

    1. Hi Cristy,

      Ang DSWD ang mag determine ng qualification mo; bukas magre-release kami ng article ng mga benefits na pwedeng ma-avail ng qualified solo parents. Tapos sa Monday, yung listahan naman ng mga requirements and process kung pano kumuha ng Solo Parent ID. So watch out for these updates 🙂

      MC

  24. Gudpm.i am myleen miclat..i am single mom for my one and only daughter..she was 12yrs old …now im living in my partner(lesbian) house and i dont have a work…how can avail this promotion and i hope im qualified this solo parent.
    ..thank you and god bless 😉

    1. Hi Myleen,

      Pwede kang pumunta sa pinaka malapit na DSWD office para mag inquire. Sa Monday, magre-release din kami ng listahan ng mga requirements para sa pag apply ng Solo Parent ID. So keep checking in here for updates.

      May birth certificate na ba ang anak mo? Isa kasi ito sa mga documentary requirements. Pwede ka nang mag order online para ma-deliver sa iyo ang copy ng NSO birth certificate. Just log on to http://www.nsohelpline.com

      MC

  25. I’m Bernice B. Ondiano. I’m a single parent for a 6 years old daughter. Iniwan po kami sa tatay ng anak ko pero hindi po kami ikinasal. Paano po makakaavail ng ganito po? Thank you and more power.

    1. Hi Bernice,

      Based on the list of qualifications, may possibility na mag qualify ka nga as a Solo Parent. Bukas ilalabas namin ang list of benefits na pwede ninyong ma-avail. In the meantime, pwede kang mag inquire sa pinaka malapit na DSWD office para sa process ng pag kuha ng ID.

      May birth certificate na ba ang anak mo? Kasi isa yun sa mga documentary requirements. Pwede kang mag order online ng Birth Certificate, mag log on lang sa http://www.nsohelpline.com.

      MC

    1. Hi Marivic,

      You may visit the nearest DSWD office in your area. First and most important document you need is your child’s birth certificate. You can order online at http://www.nsohelpline.com and have a copy delivered to you.

      Visit the site again on Thursday (November 12) and on Monday (November 16) for the continuation of our series on Solo Parents’ Benefits.

      See you then!

      MC

  26. hi po im jho,35yrs old solo parent po at may 4yrs old daughter,housemaid po ako.pano po ajo mka avail nito kc ako lngvpo bumubuhay pati s mama q senior citizen.

    1. Hi Jho,

      May alam ka bang malapit na DSWD office sa lugar mo? Pwede ka nang pumunta sa kanila para mag inquire.

      Sa Huwebes, ilalabas namin ang article sa mga listahan ng mga benepisyo at mga requirements kung pano maka kuha ng Solo Parent ID. Abangan mo ha?

      MC

  27. Gudday Sir/mdam..
    Im belle mOther Of my Only daughter and shes already 17yrs.Old…Im a Single mOm fOr aLmost 5yrs.n pOh my ex-husband left us due tO a 3rd party involve and he didn’t give any financial support since he left Us..pde pOh b aq maka avail ng benefits n tOh..Tnx and GODBLESS.. Im hOping fOr yOur fAst repLy

    1. Hi Belle,

      Glad to be of help.

      If you find your situation in any of the 10 scenarios presented in the article, then you are qualified 🙂

      Pwede ka nang mag inquire sa pinaka malapit na DSWD office sa area mo. Meantime, make sure meron kang copy ng NSO birth certificate ng anak mo. You can order online at http://www.nsohelpline.com and have it delivered to you para mas convenient.

      See you here on Thursday and Monday kasi magre-release ako ng bagong articles on Solo Parent Benefits.

      MC

  28. Single mother po ako since po ng pinanganak ko ang anak ko. Sa birth certificate nya po ang nakalagay sa father name is unknown po. Kaya naka apelyedo po sakin qualified po b ko ang alam ko nasa #7 nanabasa ko …paano po maka kuha nito ano pong requiremebt….

    1. Hi Susan,

      Magre-release ako ng article on the list of requirements at kung papano makakuha ng Solo Parent ID. Pati na din ang mga benepisyo na pwede ninyong ma-avail sa gobyerno. Balik ka dito sa Huwebes at sa Lunes para sa mga bagong articles on Solo Parents.

      May copy ka na ba ng birth certificate ng anak mo? Isa kasi yun sa pinaka importanteng requirement ng Solo Parent ID. Kung wala ka pang kopya, pwede kang mag order online sa http://www.nsohelpline.com. Let me know if you need help 🙂

      MC

  29. Thank u for letting me know about this.
    I hope I will be qualified to this. I am a single parent,and my son is 2years & 8mos.now
    I am interested for the requirements to be posted next week. thank u

  30. hi good day i am a solo parent for 11yrs the mother of my twin daughters abandoned us for uncertain reason and never showed up.What are the requirements to avail the solo parent id and benefits

    thank u

    1. Hi Jonathan,

      We will be posting the list of requirements in order to acquire a Solo Parent ID on Monday (November 16). But to give you a preview, here it is:

      1. Barangay certificate
      2. NSO certificates:
      a. Birth Certificate of child/children
      b. Kung ikaw ay biyudo/biyuda, Death Certificate ng yumaong asawa.
      c. Iba pang dokumento na maaaring gamitin bilang suporta sa iyong application.
      3. Income tax return o kahit na anong document na magpapatunay ng income level ng solo parent.

      May copy ka na ba ng NSO birth certificates ng mga anak mo? You can order online at http://www.nsohelpline.com and have it delivered to your address.

      Drop by again on Thursday and on Monday for the rest of our articles on this topic.

      Thanks for visiting!

      MC

  31. Hi im a mother of 2 at iniwan poh kami ng tatay ng nga anak ko….
    What would be steps so that i can apply a solo parent benefit?

    1. Hi Shyne,

      You can inquire at a DSWD office nearest you. We will post the list of benefits and requirements in our succeeding articles. Watch out for it on Thursday (November 12) and on Monday (November 16).

      MC

  32. Hi po, solo parents din ako, may dalawa po akung anak 8 yrs old and 6 yrs old, namatay po asawa ko last 2009, peru hindi po kami nakasal.

    1. Hi Elizar,

      Kahit hindi kasal, basta’t mapapatunayan na mag – isa mong binubuhay ang mga anak mo, mabibilang kas as Solo Parent. Mas mabuting mag inquire sa pinaka malapit na DSWD office para makasiguro ka.

      Sa Huwebes, ilalabas namin ang listahan ng mga benepisyo na pwedeng matanggap ng mga qualified solo parents. Drop by ka ulit dito para mabasa mo.

      MC

  33. im arlyn disini i am a solo parent pwd ko b mlman anu yung benefits sa mga tulad ko n solo parent im 40 yrs old i have a 5 yrs old daughter, as of now wl ako work kc na operahan ako s breast na breast mastectomy aq lasr 2013 qualified b ko mka avail ng benefits at me ngssb k na PWD n daw ako gusto ko makakuha ng benefits para sa anak ko

    1. Hi Arlyn,

      May iba’t ibang status ng pagiging single parent na binanggit sa article; kung may kapareho ka doon ng situation, ibig sabihin qualified ka. Stand by for our next article on Thursday, doon natin makikita kung ano yung mga benefits na pwedeng makuha ng mga single parents.

      Ang National Council on Disability Affairs ang mag-asses kung qualified ka for PWD benefits. Here is their website and FAQs page: http://www.ncda.gov.ph/2009/07/apply-fo-pwd-id-card/

      Drop by here again on Thursday for the continuation of our post on Single Parents.

      MC

    1. Hi Jacqueline,

      You can go over the qualifications as stated in the article. Kung may isa doon na kapareho ng situation mo, then you are qualified. Standby on Thursday, we will publish the benefits na pwedeng ma-avail ng mga qualified single parents at kung ano ang requirements sa pag kuha ng single parent ID.

      MC

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