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Basic Steps To Avail PWD ID Discount & Benefits

Here are some basic steps on how to avail the discount and benefits that are entitled to the PWD ID holder mandate by the law.

The Philippine government has been already supporting the Filipino, especially the disabled people by giving them the rights and privileges.

The Magna Carta of Disabled Persons (R.A 7277), (R.A 9442), and (R.A 10754) indicates “the state is duty-bound to recognize the rights, protect, and support PWDs through various social systems.”

PWD ID

 

The government is giving PWD ID card for disabled and impaired people that can be presented in various government agencies, services, and establishments for transactions.

PWD ID is a valid identification card given to Persons With Disabilities (PWD) that can be used to avail discount and privileges.

PWD ID

Here are the qualifications to acquire PWD ID:

  • Physical/Orthopedic Disability
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Speech Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Psychosocial Disability

Application

  • Secure medical certificate from licensed physician
  • Fill out registration for PWD registration centers or go to pwd.doh.gov.ph
  • Pass two pieces of 1×1 ID pictures
  • Submit requirements to city or province’s Persons With Disability Affairs Office

Benefits

20% discounts & 12% VAT exemption on the following transactions:

  • Hotels, restaurants, and recreational centers
  • Cinemas, concert halls or any cultural, leisure or amusement place admission fees • Medicines from any drugstores
  • Medical and dental services (both diagnostic and laboratory fees)
  • Domestic travel (via sea or air)
  • Transportation fees (jeepney, bus, train, taxi, Uber, Grab, etc.)
  • Funeral and burial services
  • Skyway and tollway fees

5% discounts on basic necessities:

  • Rice, Corn, Bread
  • Canned marine and meat products
  • Fresh meat including pork, beef, and chicken
  • Fresh eggs, milk, infant formulas and other dairy products
  • Fresh vegetables, root crops, onion, garlic
  • Coffee, sugar, salt, cooking oil, noodles
  • Laundry soap, diapers, detergent
  • Candles, charcoal, firewood
  • Veterinary products including swine, poultry, and cattle feeds and product
  • Nipa, shingles, plyboard, construction nails
  • Batteries, electrical supplies, light bulbs, steel wire

Education Assistance

  • Primary, secondary or tertiary
  • Private, public, vocational or technical educational establishments
  • Discount from National bookstore

Government Benefits

  • GSIS, SSS and Pag-IBIG
  • P15,000 worth of benefits from PhilHealth
  • Exclusive public attorneys
  • P25,000 deduction of annual income tax deduction to relatives up to fourth civil degree living and caring for the PWD

Free Movies (Monday & Tuesday Only)

  • However, there are times that this varies to the mall or the city allowing PWDs to watch until 5PM.
  • Only 2 movies a day are allowed
  • This does not include 3D and IMAX

Employment Opportunity

Priority Lanes in Both Government & Commercial Establishments

Exclusive Parking Space

Protection Against Verbal & Non-Verbal Abuse

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  • Veronica R. Magracia April 10, 2019, 10:18 am

    why the type of my disability is Psychosocial disability… tama po ba ito.. Breast Cancer patient po…

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