Persons With Disability Educational Assistance

Educational assistance to persons with disability, for them to pursue primary, secondary, tertiary, post tertiary, as well as vocational or technical education in both public and private schools through the provision of scholarships, grants, financial aids, subsidies and other incentives to qualified persons with disability, including support for books, learning materials, and uniform allowance, to the extent feasible: Provided, that persons with disability shall meet the minimum admission requirements set by the Department of Education (DepED), Commission on Higher Education Department (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and other entities engaged in the grant of scholarship and financial assistance for the education of persons with disability.

 

For the purposes of this rule, primary education shall include nursery and kindergarten whether in private or public school. A PWD is someone who, because of mental, sensory, or physical impairment, has different or restricted abilities, classified as follows

 

Physical and orthopedic disability

 

Visual impairment

 

Hearing impairment

 

Speech impairment

 

Intellectual disability

 

Psycho social disability

 

 

 

Psycho social disability includes people with ADHD, bipolar disorder, long term depression, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and other long term recurring mental or behavioral problems.

 

Persons with autism can be classified under the intellectual or psychosocial disability depending on the degree or extent of impairment.

 

The source of funding in addition to the Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) fund scholarship for the implementation of the above shall be the one percent (1%) allocation for persons with disability in DepED, CHED, TESDA and other training and educational government agencies as required by General Appropriation Act, subject to the guidelines issued by the DepED, CHED and TESDA.

 

The educational assistance can come from the social Security System (SSS), the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), or the PAG-IBIG. However, the PWD must be a member of these organizations, have to show updated contributions, and that the assistance wil not come in the form of cash, but as either a voucher or a letter of guarantee. Other forms of educational assistance may come from private institutions, provided that the PWD is able to meet certain criteria.

 

 

Further reading, http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/services/pwd/educational-assistance/

 

 

Republic Act 10754

The act expands the benefits and privileges of persons with disability. Educational assistance to persons with disability, for them to pursue primary, secondary, tertiary, post tertiary, as well as vocational or technical education, In both public and private schools, through the provision of scholarships, grants, financial aids, subsidies and other incentives to qualified persons with disability, including support for books, learning materials, and uniform allowance to the extent feasible, provided, that persons with disability shall meet minimum admission requirements.

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