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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

‘Register to avail of Expanded Centenarian Act’-NCSC Cordillera to unregistered senior citizens

Updated: Mar 26


Tabuk City, Kalinga – With the enactment of Republic Act 11982 on February 26 octogenarians and nonagenarians will be eligible for additional cash incentives.

 

RA 11982 expands the coverage of RA 10868, also known as the Centenarians Act of 2016, by providing a P10,000 cash gift to every Filipino, regardless of residency, upon reaching their 80th, 85th, 90th, and 95th birthdays. Additionally, they will receive an extra P100,000 cash gift upon reaching the age of 100.

 

The legislation also establishes an Elderly Data Management System to identify seniors eligible for these benefits.

 

While the lead agency is formulating the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for this measure, the National Commission of Senior Citizens – Cordillera is urging families of elderly individuals who have not yet registered to initiate the registration process to enable them to soon avail of these benefits.

 

As of the first week of March, the agency disclosed that approximately 118,000 senior citizens have registered thus far.

 

Registration can be completed online through the official NCSC website at https://www.ncsc.gov.ph/ .

 

Alternatively, seniors may visit the senior citizen office in their municipality or city.

 

Upon finalization of the IRR, the law will be fully implemented, and the procedure for claiming the cash gift will be revealed.

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