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Saturday, July 30, 2016

HOW TO AVAIL OF FREE TUITION AND FREE EDUCATION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM DSWD




Are you the student who is really determined to graduate from school but unfortunately your family belongs to the poor sector? Good news! Department of Social Welfare and Development has a program that gives educational assistance to families and individuals who cannot afford to pay for their tuition fees.


HOW TO AVAIL OF FREE TUITION AND FREE  EDUCATION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM DSWD FOR POOR STUDENT AND FAMILIES

Who are qualified to avail of this program?
It is designed to assist students, especially if the family is presently under crisis and not able to raise funds to continue sending their children to school. Amount of assistance that can be extended ranges from P3,000 t0 P25,000 depending upon the assessment of the social worker.
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Applicants may go to any Social Welfare & Development Satellite Office, an extension office of DSWD that serves as action center on provincial levels. They will be offering their services from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm every working days (with no lunch breaks).

What are the documents required to avail the program?

  1. Enrollment Assessment Form/ Certificate of Enrollment or Registration
  2. School ID (if the student asking for aid is already enrolled)
  3. Barangay certificate of residence or indigency (as proof of being poor) and at least one valid ID
  4. Referral letter (letter of introduction of the applicant from any organization)
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How long does the process take?
  • For immediate financial aid, the fastest time of the process is 45 minutes for every client.
  • For those who are given a guarantee letter or referral letter (for assistance less than P5,000), the fastest process time is also 45 minutes.
  • For those who are given guarantee letter (for the assistance of more than P5,000), the processing will be one day
  • And for those who will be given an assistance through check, the processing will take up to 3 days.

According to Nelson Mandela "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." It is indeed true. Education will not only change the world but it will also change your life. Who knows, you will be one of the richest person in the Philippines? or in the world? if you pursue your studies. So never let this opportunity the government is giving you to pass. 


This article is filed under: free tuition, Free Education, free tuition fee, free tuition grant, free tuition grant, Free Tuition Law,




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Friday, July 29, 2016

Guidelines on How to File for Child Support if You're a Single Parent






One of the rights and obligation between husband and wife,
as stated in the Family Code of the Philippines, is they’re “obliged to live together, observe mutual love, respect and fidelity, and render mutual help and support.” But due to modernization, Filipino culture such as close family ties
and conservative marriages tend to be forgotten and taken for granted. Thus, this produces many unfaithful spouses leading to “broken” families.
Single parent ka ba at nangangailangan ng suporta sa iyong naglokong asawa na iniwan ka at mga anak? Narito ang mga guidelines kung papaano makapagrequest ng suporta sa mga pagpapaaral at pantustos sa mga anak mula sa iyong asawa.  One of the rights and obligation between husband and wife, as stated in the Family Code of the Philippines, is they’re “obliged to live together, observe mutual love, respect and fidelity, and render mutual help and support.” But due to modernization, Filipino culture such as close family ties and conservative marriages tend to be forgotten and taken for granted. Thus, this produces many unfaithful spouses leading to “broken” families.  advertisement Unfortunately, the single parent, who is mostly mothers, will be forced to work for their children. However, a single parent is usually having difficult time to support their children due to some limitations since they become helpless in taking care of their children (which should be done by both parents). Hence, circumstances like these results to filing for support from the fathers of their kids by the single parent.    (Courtesy credfit to the owner of the photo)  It is in the law that parents have the responsibility for the welfare of their children. In the Family Code of the Philippines, it is stated that “When one of the spouses neglects his or her duties to the conjugal union or commit acts which tend to danger, dishonor or injury to the other or to the family, the aggrieved party may apply to the court for relief.” The acts include economic abuse in which filing for support takes place. Thus, these measures will provide penalties for those who break the law. advertisement           Here, we provided some guidelines on how to file for child support:  1. Be prepared for payment for court fees. Not all those who file and ask for support are able to pay for court fees. Hence, they will be given help from Public Attorney’s Office, Department of Justice or the Department of Social Welfare and Development, depending on the case.  2. Protection Order is issued. In some cases, this is done for protecting the aggrieved party. Automatically, the children will be in the custody of the mother with a privilege of support.  3. The case shall be filed in the Regional Trial Court. This will function as Family Courts for hearing cases.  4. Support is applied for legitimate and even illegitimate children by fathers depending on their capacity to provide. As stated in the law, “Support comprises everything indispensable for sustenance, dwelling, clothing, medical attendance, education and transportation, in keeping with the financial capacity of the family.”  5. The woman or the mother of the child is the one who will file for the support of the child. Inevitably, children below seven (7) years of age are in the custody of the mother.  6. Giving support from the father is obligatory notwithstanding of the marriage status. Children are eligible for sustenance from their parents.  Sadly, filing for support is like embarking on a rough journey. It is saddening that the children who are at an early age are affected by situations like this--- which in the first place should be living in harmony with both of their parents at home. Obviously, it is not always that way.  Hence, the best way to at least help them is through filing for adequate support with these guidelines.
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Unfortunately, the single parent, who is mostly mothers, will
be forced to work for their children. However, a single parent is usually having difficult time to support their children due to some limitations since they become helpless in taking care of their children (which should be done by both parents). Hence, circumstances like these results to filing for support from the fathers of their kids by the single parent.


(Courtesy credfit to the owner of the photo)

It is in the law that parents have the responsibility for
the welfare of their children. In the Family Code of the Philippines, it is stated that “When one of the spouses neglects his or her duties to the conjugal union or commit acts which tend to danger, dishonor or injury to the other or
to the family, the aggrieved party may apply to the court for relief.” The acts include economic abuse in which filing for support takes place. Thus, these measures will provide penalties for those who break the law.
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Here, we provided some guidelines on how to file for child
support:

1. Be prepared for payment for court fees. Not all
those who file and ask for support are able to pay for court fees. Hence, they will be given help from Public Attorney’s Office, Department of Justice or the Department of Social Welfare and Development, depending on the case.

2. Protection Order is issued. In some cases, this is done for protecting the aggrieved party. Automatically, the children will be in the custody of the mother with a privilege of support.

3. The case shall be filed in the Regional Trial Court. This will function as Family Courts for hearing cases.

4. Support is applied for legitimate and even illegitimate children by fathers depending on their capacity to provide. As stated in the law, “Support comprises everything indispensable for sustenance, dwelling, clothing, medical attendance, education and transportation, in keeping with the financial capacity of the family.”

5. The woman or the mother of the child is the one who will file for the support of the child. Inevitably, children below seven (7) years of age are in the custody of the mother.

6. Giving support from the father is obligatory notwithstanding of the marriage status. Children are eligible for sustenance from their parents.


This article is filed under: Filipino Divorce Lawyer, Divorce In The Philippines, Annulment In The Philippines, Legal Separation In The Philippines, Annulment Lawyers Philippines
Sadly, filing for support is like embarking on a rough
journey. It is saddening that the children who are at an early age are affected by situations like this--- which in the first place should be living in harmony with both of their parents at home. Obviously, it is not always that way.


Hence, the best way to at least help them is through filing for adequate support with these guidelines.




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Saturday, July 23, 2016

This is How to Get Your Pag-IBIG Member's ID (MID) Number Online




This is How to Get Your Pag-IBIG Member's ID (MID) Number Online Pag-IBIG (Pagtutulangan sa kinabukasan: Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya at Gobyerno) is a government agency that provides its members a low-cost housing through an effective savings scheme. It is the largest housing loan provider in the Philippines. Funds are generated from members’ monthly contribution. advertisement Pag-IBIG fund is mandatory to employees who are covered by SSS and GSIS, but even if you are not covered by these agencies you can still enroll in Pag-IBIG and get your own Members’ ID (MID) number. Here are the steps how:    First, you need to go to their official website at www.pagibigfund.gov.ph and then click e-services.   advertisement  You will be redirected to a page for their online services. Under membership, click membership registration so you can proceed to the registration process.      After clicking the membership registration, there will be four options: to register as new member, to view registration information, and the other two is to update registration information. Select the Register as New Member.  After the previous step, you will be required to enter your full name, birth date and the code provided. Make sure you enter correct information before proceeding to the next step.  Next, you will be required to enter some information such as your name, your parents' name, your spouse's name (if married), your present and permanent address, contact details, your heirs, member category and employment history. Under the member category it is mandatory to contribute to Pag-IBIG fund if you are a private employee, government employee, OFW or self-employed.   Upon reaching the summary you will certify that all the statements and information you give are correct and true by clicking the Submit Registration button. Make sure all the information you give is correct before clicking. But you can always update your information thru their online services.   After you submit your registration, the Successful Registration Page will appear. Don't forget to print your Member Data Form (MDF) which will serve as a proof of registration and where you can locate the Registration Tracking Number (RTN) that you can use in remitting contributions while you don't have your MID.    After two days, you can verify your permanent Pag-IBIG ID number by following the instructions provided in the Successful Registration page. If you're an OFW you can verify your permanent Pag-IBIG ID number by repeating the steps in the 3rd bullet of this article, just select  View Registration Information.   SEE ALSO: Apply For Pag-Ibig Loyalty Card And Get Special Discounts On Medicine, Tuition, Hotel And Restaurant Purchases


At the end of this month, July 31, 2016 you will need to have an ID to transact with Pag-IBIG. You can get your ID online here. Follow the steps below.
This is How to Get Your Pag-IBIG Member's ID (MID) Number Online
Pag-IBIG (Pagtutulangan sa kinabukasan: Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya at Gobyerno) is a government agency that provides its members a low-cost
housing through an effective savings scheme. It is the largest housing loan provider in the Philippines. Funds are generated from members’ monthly contribution.
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Pag-IBIG fund is mandatory to employees who are covered by SSS and GSIS, but even if you are not covered by these agencies you can still enroll in Pag-IBIG and get your own Members’ ID (MID) number. Here are the steps how:




First, you need to go to their official website at www.pagibigfund.gov.ph and then click e-services.
  • You will be redirected to a page for their online services. Under membership, click membership registration so you can proceed to the registration process.
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After clicking the membership registration, there will be four options: to register as new member, to view registration information, and the other two is to update registration information. Select the Register as New Member.


After the previous step, you will be required to enter your full name, birth date and the code provided. Make sure you enter correct information before proceeding to the next step.




Next, you will be required to enter some information such as your name, your parents' name, your spouse's name (if married), your present and permanent address, contact details, your heirs, member category and employment history. Under the member category it is mandatory to contribute to Pag-IBIG fund if you are a private employee, government employee, OFW or self-employed.



Upon reaching the summary you will certify that all the statements and information you give are correct and true by clicking the Submit Registration button. Make sure all the information you give is correct before clicking. But you can always update your information thru their online services.


After you submit your registration, the Successful Registration Page will appear. Don't forget to print your Member Data Form (MDF) which will serve as a proof of registration and where you can locate the Registration Tracking Number (RTN) that you can use in remitting contributions while you don't have your MID. After two days, you can verify your permanent Pag-IBIG ID number by following the instructions provided in the Successful Registration page. If you're an OFW you can verify your permanent Pag-IBIG ID number by repeating the steps in the 3rd bullet of this article, just select

View Registration Information.

This article is filed under: Pag-IBIG Fund
SEE ALSO:

Apply For Pag-Ibig Loyalty Card And Get Special Discounts On Medicine, Tuition, Hotel And Restaurant Purchases



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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Step-By-Step Process In Creating Philhealth Online Account





In our digital age today, our government provides hassle-free way to improve their services to our fellow Filipinos. Same way they did with PhilHealth membership, they suggest to create an Online Account. But, how?  PhilHealth Online Account permits the member to keep on-track on updates in timely contribution and other information. Also, it provides easy access to print a Member Data Record (MDR) anywhere as long as there’s internet connection. Having PhilHealth Online Account will prevent you to wait in a long line at any PhilHealth Branch and gives you no hassle any time you need MDR.

STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS IN CREATING PHILHEALTH ONLINE ACCOUNT
In our digital age today, our government provides
hassle-free way to improve their services to our fellow Filipinos. Same way they did with PhilHealth membership, they suggest to create an Online Account. But, how?

PhilHealth Online Account permits the member to keep
on-track on updates in timely contribution and other information. Also, it provides easy access to print a Member Data Record (MDR) anywhere as long as there’s internet connection. Having PhilHealth Online Account will prevent you to wait in a long line at any PhilHealth Branch and gives you no hassle any time you need MDR.

How to Create an Online Account in PhilHealth?

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Step 1: With your browser, open the Official Website of PhilHealth
at www.philhealth.gov.ph. Then, as
you can see on the right corner of the page, there is the “member inquiry”.
Click the “Register” link just below the Login Button.
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STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS IN CREATING PHILHEALTH ONLINE ACCOUNT

Step 2: When you click the “Register” link, you will be
brought to the “Basic Information” page. Fill out the required information completely most especially your PhilHealth ID Number.
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Step 3: Just below the Basic Information portion, “Security
Question” is also included for security of the said account. After you filled out the missing details, click the “Submit Registration” Button.
Step 4: Wait for a few minutes until they notified that the
registration is successfully sent to the email address being used.
Step 5: Open your e-mail address in another tab to check your e-mails. Click the “PHILHEALTH Member Information System.”
Step 6: Read the e-mail. Click the link to activate your
account and complete your registration.
Step 7: Once you see the page like the photo below, you
finally created your PhilHealth Online Account!


You may now open your account timely to check for latest
updates from PhilHealth and print MDR in case you need it.




Member Data Record (MDR) is needed every time you are
processing PhilHealth documents in order to claim the benefits they provide.
Also, the MDR serves as a proof of membership in PhilHealth. Here’s how you can obtain a MDR. It is important that you have a PhilHealth Online Account to be able to get PhilHealth MDR.


It’s hassle-free, right? No need to walk-in to their Office
just for a couple sheets of paper because you have your PhilHealth Online Account! In case you still have some questions, you may e-mail them at actioncenter@philhealth.gov.ph
or call 441-7442.

This article is filed under: Workers Compensation Insurance, International Health Insurance, International Medical Insurance, Online Life Insurance, Get Insurance

SEE ALSO:

How to Apply for a Japan Tourist/Visit Friends or Distant Relatives Visa



STEP BY STEP GUIDE: How to Apply for a Singapore Tourist Visa




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Sunday, July 17, 2016

OFW PASSPORT RENEWAL AT DFA ORTIGAS, FASTER PROCESSING AND PROBABLY RELEASING IF YOU COME EARLY?




In one of the satellite offices of the Dept of Foreign Affairs or DFA, you can now process your passport renewal if you are an OFW or overseas Filipino workers, IN ONE DAY. Is it TRUE?

In DFA at Robinson's Galleria in Pasig, right in front of the POEA Building, if you arrive between 8AM to 12Noon, you can be assured that your passport will be released the same day according to DFA. But we cannot verify if this is true as of the moment since many OFWs who went home for vacation especially this December 2016 were dismayed because they were not able to renew their passport and get it in one day. 

According to some who processed their passport, this can be availed by the first 100 person/OFW/Senior Citizen/PWD to renew during the day. 

Here is the map of the Robinson's Galleria.

DFA OFFICE ADDRESS is
Department of Foreign Affair (DFA)

L1 Robinsons Galleria , EDSA Cor. Ortigas Avenue, San Antonio , Ugong Norte , 1605 Pasig City , Metro Manila, Ortigas Center, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Famous landmark of the area is the Edsa Chapel and the Edsa Shrine.




SEE ALSO:

STEP BY STEP PROCESS HOW TO GET NEW AND RENEW PASSPORT BY APPOINTMENT and HOW MUCH


General Requirements (Passport Renewal)
  • Personal appearance
  • OEC for OFWs applying for Renewal
  • Duly accomplished application form - may be downloaded from DFA Website here
  • Most recent expiring or expired passport
  • Valid IDs with picture and supporting documents to prove identity.

Here's the report from Balita and Philstar below.
If you have further queries or some concerns, please coordinate at the information counter of DFA NCR-Central of call telephone numbers 631-0806 or send email to: dfa.ncr.central@gmail.com. The DFA NCR will be more than happy to assist you in your needs and questions.
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from Philstar

REMINDERS
  • Personal appearance is required for all applicants.
  • Confirmed appointment is required for all applicants except senior citizens, infants and minors below 1 year old and OFWs. For OFWs, sufficient proof must be submitted such as a valid employment contract or OEC.
  • Earrings and contact lenses are not allowed during data capturing. Smiling with visible teeth is also not allowed.
  • Check all the data in the computer monitor and in the Enrolment Certificate before signing it.
  • Only immediate family members are allowed to get the passport in behalf of the applicant. Immediate family members include father, mother, brother, sister, spouse and children of legal age.
  • Passport shall be released to an immediate family member only with proper authorization letter. Passport of a minor applicant shall be released to parents only or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney and Affidavit of Support and Consent.
  • Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.
  • Check all data in the received e-passport upon release.
  • Number of processing days may vary depending on the location of the Regional Consular Office where the application was filed.
  • The Department may require additional supporting documents as may be necessary, especially for applicants with dual citizenship and with foreign-sounding family names to prove citizenship.

Apply for your passport early, prepare requirements before the appointment date, non-OFW and Metro Manila-based applicants should secure an appointment when applying for a passport, those in provinces can apply at the nearest Regional Consular Office or during Mobile Passport Service (MPS), OFWs can apply at the Passport Extension Office located at POEA in Ortigas, do not deal with fixers, avail of the passport delivery service & take good care of your passport.  For comments, complaints & assistance, please contact the Public Assistance Center or the Passport Director’s Office.

This article is filed under: OFW News, OFW Passport Renewal, DFA Ortigas, Passport Renewal Fast Processing

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Monday, July 11, 2016

STEP BY STEP PROCESS ON HOW TO AVAIL OF SENIOR CITIZEN'S PENSION AND OTHER BENEFITS

DSWD’s Acceptance of Applications of Social Pension for Senior Citizens.   "Pursuant to the eligibility criteria as may be determined by the DSWD, indigent senior citizens shall be entitled to a monthly stipend amounting to Five hundred pesos (Php 500.00) to augment the daily subsistence and other medical needs of senior citizens. The grant of social pension shall be subject to a review every two (2) years by Congress, in consultation with the DSWD within three months after convening the Congress."  Good news for our needy senior citizens. All those who are 60 years old and above may now avail of Social Pension Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). advertisement  According to a regional information officer of DSWD this is how to file SENIOR CITIZEN's application. You may bring the following requirements at the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) or at the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA).  REQUIREMENTS  1. Senior Citizen idenfication card (ID) 2. Certificate of Indigency (Kindly prepare Barangay Certificate of Residency and Assessment Report from the CSWDO Field Offices. As such, CSWDO will be issuing this certificate as well.)  Upon submission of the requirements, the applicants will be evaluated by the social workers. Afterwards, it will be recommended to the DSWD regional office for final validation.  Once qualified on the other hand, applicants are not expected to receive their social pension amounting to PhP 1,500 per quarter or P500 monthly. They will be placed in the pensioner’s wait-list.
DSWD’s Acceptance of Applications of Social Pension for Senior Citizens. 

"Pursuant to the eligibility criteria as may be determined by the DSWD, indigent senior citizens shall be entitled to a monthly stipend amounting to Five hundred pesos (Php 500.00) to augment the daily subsistence and other medical needs of senior citizens. The grant of social pension shall be subject to a review every two (2) years by Congress, in consultation with the DSWD within three months after convening the Congress."

Good news for our needy senior citizens. All those who are 60 years old and above may now avail of Social Pension Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
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According to a regional information officer of DSWD this is how to file SENIOR CITIZEN's application. You may bring the following requirements at the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) or at the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA).

REQUIREMENTS

1. Senior Citizen idenfication card (ID)
2. Certificate of Indigency 
(Kindly prepare Barangay Certificate of Residency and Assessment Report from the CSWDO Field Offices. As such, CSWDO will be issuing this certificate as well.)


REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN'S ID:
  • Birth certificate
  • 1 X 1 picture 
  • Valid ID ( Voter's ID, Driver's License, NBI Clearance, Police Clearance, Old Residence Certificate, ID, Postal ID, or any combination of identification documents confirming the applicants name, date of birth and present address)


Upon submission of the requirements, the applicants will be evaluated by the social workers. Afterwards, it will be recommended to the DSWD regional office for final validation.

Once qualified on the other hand, applicants are not expected to receive their social pension amounting to PhP 1,500 per quarter or P500 monthly. They will be placed in the pensioner’s wait-list.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS?
Qualified to receive the P500 monthly stipend are senior citizens who are frail, sickly, or have disabilities; are not receiving pension from Social Security System (SSS), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), or Veterans Pension; and do not have a permanent source of income or regular support from relatives.

The pension is distributed every quarter through cash payment by DSWD Field Offices or city/municipal social welfare and development offices.

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AN ACT GRANTING ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES TO SENIOR CITIZENS, FURTHER AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7432, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “AN ACT TO MAXIMIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF SENIOR CITIZENS TO NATION BUILDING, GRANT BENEFITS AND SPECIAL PRIVILEGES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”
Senator Ralph Recto said, “Funding for the DSWD-run Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens Program will increase from the current P5.96 billion to P7.51 billion next year...The proposal that we received is that all indigent seniors 60 years old and above will be covered by the proposed allocation.”

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Benefits And Social Privileges Of Senior Citizens



TWENTY PERCENT (20%) DISCOUNT AND VAT EXEMPTION
  1. Medical-related privileges
  2. Domestic transportation privileges
  3. Hotels, restaurants, recreational centers, and places of leisure, and funeral services
  4. Recreations centers
  5. Admission fees privilege
  6. Funeral and burial services
OTHER PRIVILEGES
  1. Income tax exemption
  2. Exemption from training fees
  3. Free medical and dental services in government facilities
  4. Free vaccinations for indigent senior citizens
  5. Educational privileges
  6. Benefits and privileges for retirees
  7. Privileges on granting special discounts in special programs
  8. Express lanes privileges
SEE MORE HERE FOR COMPLETE BENEFITS OF SENIOR CITIZENS

This article is filed under: Free Philhealth. Senior Citizen Philhealth, Application For Senior Citizen ID, Senior Citizen, Senior Citizen ID, senior citizen pension, senior citizens,

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