Here is the Solo Parent Guide in Applying for a Solo Parent ID and Requirements.
Who Are Qualified to Apply a Solo Parent ID
Any person who falls under the below categories can apply for a Solo Parent ID:
- Rape Victim who keeps and raises the child
- Parent Left Alone or Solo with the parenthood responsibility due to the following circumstances:
- Death of Spouse
- Spouse is detained or convicted
- Physical or mental incapacity of spouse
- Legally separated or de facto separation from spouse
- Nullity or Annulment of Marriage
- Unmarried mother or father entrusted with the custody of child/children
- Any person who totally provides support and parental care to a child or children
- Any family member who accepts the responsibility of the head of the family as a result of abandonment, death disappearance, or prolonged absence of the parent/s.
Below are the requirements in applying for a solo parent ID:
- 1×1 Photo ID
- Barangay Certificate of Residency (of at least 6 mos)
- Supporting Documents or Certificates (applicable in supporting your solo parent status):
- Declaration of nullity of marriage
- Certificate of Physical and mental incapacity
- Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR)
- Death Certificate (for widow/widower)
- Child PSA Birth Certificate (for minor)
- Income Tax Return (ITR) or any necessary documents as proof of financial status or certification from the barangay or municipal treasurer.
- Barangay certificate indicating solo parent status
Once the required documents are completed, you can go to your Local Social Welfare and Development office to apply for the Solo Parent ID.
Solo Parent Benefits
- As per Republic Act 8972 or “Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000,” Solo Parents are entitled to an additional seven (7) days of work per year.
- This is granted to solo parents who are working in the company for at least one (1) year.
- The leaves are non-cumulative and not convertible to cash.
- And these leave benefits are given to Solo Parents to permit them to comply with parental roles and responsibilities where physical presence is needed such as:
- Attend medical, social, spiritual, and recreational needs of the child
- Perform Parental obligations (enrollment/attendance in school meetings or programs)
- Attending a Child’s Personal Milestones (Birthday, Graduation, etc.)
- Other similar circumstances
Flexible Work Schedule
- It is the right granted to a solo parent employee to vary their schedule (flexible work schedule) without affecting the core work hours as defined by the employer.
No Work Discrimination
- As stated in the Solo Parent Welfare Acts of 2000, “No employer shall discriminate against any solo parent employee concerning terms and conditions of employment on account of his/her status”.
Comprehensive Package of Social Development and Welfare Services.
- The DSWD, DOH, DECS, CHED, TESDA, DOLE, NHA, and DILG will develop a comprehensive package for solo parents and their families in coordination with the LGUs and NGOs with a proven track record in providing services for lone parents.
- The package includes:
- Livelihood Development Services
- Counseling Services
- Parent Effectiveness Services
- Assistance in coping with crises and abuse
- Special Protection Projects like temporary shelters, counseling, legal assistance, medical care, self-concept or ego-building, crisis management, and spiritual enrichment.
- Solo Parents who fall under the NEDA below the poverty line will be prioritized in allocating government low-cost housing projects and shall be provided with liberal terms of payments.
- Scholarship programs for qualified solo parents and their children in institutions of primary, tertiary, and technical skills education shall be provided by the DECS, CHED, and TESDA.
- The Department of Health (DOH) shall develop a comprehensive health care program for solo parents and their children that will be implemented through the DOH retained hospitals and medical centers and LGUs.
Solo Parent is valid for one (1) year and renewable.
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