With RA 8972, solo parents solely taking care of their children can now reap the benefits provided by the government under the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act. Under the Solo Parents Act, they should get a solo parent ID first before they can claim whatever they were entitled to. Any solo parent whose income falls below the poverty threshold as sent by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) are subject to the assessment of the DSWD worker in the area for assistance. The DSWD shall perform what is necessary to determine their situation and if they are eligible for a solo parent financial assistance.
The Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP) was conceptualized in 1993 to attend to the financial needs of all individuals with health related problems through the provision of financial assistance. A guarantee letter is issued to the hospital or partner health facility which assumes the obligation of a specific amount due from the client for the services rendered. The program aims to provide timely and responsive financial assistance to individuals with health related needs.