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Persons in crisis can avail assistance from DSWD through AICS

To provide efficient and effective protective services for the poor, marginalized, and vulnerable individuals, the Department of Social Welfare and Development based in Northern Mindanao is strengthening its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS).

The AICS is implemented to provide a range of services, such as immediate rescue, and provision of direct financial assistance, psychosocial support, and material assistance including medical, transportation, financial, and burial and other services.

The beneficiaries of the AICS shall be the walk-in and referred clients of the DSWD. Priority shall be given, first, to beneficiaries belonging to indigent families under Listahanan – the DSWD’s National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction, second, to families belonging to the informal sector, and third, other poor, marginalized, and vulnerable or disadvantaged families.

Assistance are in the form of transportation, medical, burial, food and non-food, and educational. DSWD, however, emphasizes that these assistance can only be availed based on the assessment and recommendation of the DSWD social workers and/or other authorized personnel, duly approved by the authorized officials of the Department.

Financial assistance amounting to not more than P3,000 may be released immediately to the beneficiary duly approved by DSWD, while a maximum assistance of P10,000 may be extended to clients seeking medical, burial, and transportation assistance through issuance of Guarantee Letter to service providers, such as transport companies, medical institution, pharmacies, and funeral services.

Certain requirements however are requested from the beneficiaries seeking assistance: For medical assistance, clinical abstracts or medical certificates, hospital bills, prescriptions, laboratory requests, barangay certificates or valid ID of the beneficiary, referral letters if applicable should be submitted; for burial assistance, funeral contract, registered dead certificate, barangay certificate or valid ID of the beneficiary, permit to transfer / health permit, or referral letter if applicable; for transportation assistance, barangay certificate or any valid ID of the beneficiary, police blotter, and referral letter if applicable; and for educational assistance, enrollment assessment form or certificate of enrolment or registration, school ID of the student, barangay certificate or any valid ID of the barangay and referral letter if applicable.

A beneficiary can avail of the assistance only once within three (3) months. Availment of assistance beyond this limit, however, must be supported by a justification based on the special need of the beneficiary per assessment of the DSWD.

DSWD is now partnering with public hospitals and other concerned government agencies, transport companies, funeral parlors, drugstores and pharmacies, hospitals and other services providers to ensure that referred clients are efficiently and effectively assisted.

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Secretary Dinky Soliman inspires DSWD Workers in Northern Mindanao

Cagayan de Oro City – “It is more fun to do the impossible.” This was what Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman shared to more than 900 DSWD workers in Region 10, quoting Walt Disney’s statement, during the conduct of her “Roadshow” yesterday, March 5, 2014, here.

Presenting the various challenges the Department of Social Welfare and Development may face in 2014, Secretary Soliman expressed that the core challenge of the Department is to address the situation of poverty by increasing the people’s resiliency. This is done by improving the strategies of implementing social protection programs and services.

The DSWD head said that the Philippines’ weather patterns have changed dramatically and those natural events have become “bigger, stronger, and harder,” narrating the series of calamities that hit the country, including super typhoons Ondoy, Sendong, Pablo, and Yolanda.

Because of this, she challenged the DSWD and the rest of the government’s adequate capacity to respond to the needs of the Filipinos “faster, better, and bolder,” by making a laser-sharp precision of identifying who, where and how vulnerable the people are through Listahanan, the Department’s National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR).

The secretary also said that several innovations shall also be done in the implementation of the social protection programs of the DSWD, which includes the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Community-Driven Development, and Sustainable Livelihood Program, among others.

With this in mind, she said that the DSWD’s aim is to move 2.3 Million Pantawid Pamilya families to self-sufficiency by 2016, increase the number of Listahanan-identified poor families covered by at least two social welfare and development programs from 3.9 million to 5.2 million, and increase the number of provinces with majority of their municipalities/cities having a fully-functional all local social welfare and development offices by 2016.

“This may seem impossible, but if we make our moves organized and coordinated, then it is possible,” she says.

All of this is done using the DSWD’s approved budget of P93.7 Billion for 2014.

The DSWD’s vision is to have a society where the poor, vulnerable, and the disadvantaged individuals, families, and communities are empowered for an improved quality of life. Towards this end, the DSWD will be the world’s standard for the delivery of coordinated social protection programs and social services by 2016.

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