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Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 – Implementing Rules

Posted by lexforiphilippines on July 8, 2010

The Department of Social Welfare and Development signed on June 18,2010 the Implementing Rules with respect to the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010.

Under the Implementing Rules, a qualified senior citizen shall be granted a 20% discount and VAT exemption on his/her purchases, if applicable.

The said privileges shall apply to purchases of medicine, medical supplies and accessories, including medical and dental services, as well as to domestic air and sea travel, public transportation (PUJ, taxi, LRT), hotel accommodation and purchases in restaurants. With respect to food establishments, the discount now also applies to take-outs  and deliveries. The discount shall also apply to recreation centers (for golf cart rentals, yoga classes or badminton courts), and tickets to theaters, cinemas, carnivals, concert halls, museums and parks.

The Implementing Rules also provide for free medical and dental services in all government hospitals, medical facilities, out patient clinics, including professional fees. There is also a grant of a 5% discount on the monthly utilization of water and electricity subject to certain rules and criteria.

A social pension of P500.00 is also granted but such grant is subject to guidelines still to be issued.

For a copy of the Implementing Rules, you may click on the Tools Tab.

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