The Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Local Government Unit of Juban through the Office of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development conducted Social Pension Payout to qualified senior citizens of Juban. Its distribution has already begun on October 13, 2021 at the Juban Gymnasium.
Social Pension is a program under Republic Act No. 9994 or also known as the “Expanded Senior Citizen Act of 2010” which provides monthly stipend amounting to Php500.00 to indigent senior citizens to augment their daily subsistence and other medical needs.
It is distributed on a semestral basis at Php3,000 per semester or Php500 per month for sixth months.
The law specifies that seniors qualified to receive social pension are those who are frail, sickly or with disability; not receiving pension from any government agency; and without a permanent source of income or source of financial assistance/compensation to support their basic needs.