Solo Parent Benefits Philippines
All solo parents in the Philippines can take advantage of the following:
- Rights against workplace discrimination because of their solo parent status, with respect to the terms and conditions of the employment
- Flexible work schedule, as long as productivity is not affected.
- Parental leave of not more than seven (7) working days every calendar year for solo parents who have rendered at least one (1) year of service
What Are The Benefits Of Being A Single Parent In The Philippines?
Being a solo parent in the Philippines comes with certain privileges, as per the SOLO PARENT WELFARE ACT (2000) or RA 8972. This includes extra leaves, a flexible working schedule, and even educational assistance for their children. If you’re a single parent, we salute you! You definitely deserve the benefits that the government is offering.
What Are The Benefits Of Being A Solo Parent?
Solo parents can avail of housing benefits in the form of allocation in low-cost housing projects with liberal terms of payment. Solo parents can avail of scholarship programs developed by DepEd, CHED, and TESDA for basic, tertiary, technical skills/education, and other non-formal education programs for solo parents and their children.
What Is A Qualified Solo Parent In The Philippines?
The measure defines a qualified solo parent as those earning less than P250,000 annually and may avail of 10% discount for purchases of basic necessities of their children.
What Is The Poverty Threshold For Solo Parents In The Philippines?
Solo parents with income which are under the poverty threshold set by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) (the latest threshold is around PhP 10,400 monthly income) are entitled to full support and benefits. On the other hand, solo parents with income above the threshold shall receive limited benefits.