Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens

Article by SDS Admin Published on February 13, 2019

Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens (SPISC)
SPISC is the additional government assistance program of the DSWD which provides a monthly stipend of PhP 500, to augment the daily subsistence and other medical needs of indigent senior citizens. The program seeks to improve the condition of indigent senior citizens by augmenting their daily subsistence and medical needs; reduce incidence of hunger; and protect them from neglect, abuse, deprivation, and natural and man-made disasters.

SPISC corresponds to SDG 1, target 1.1 – by 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day; target 1.2 – by 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women, and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions; and target 1.3 – implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.

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