SOCIAL PENSION PROGRAM PAYOUT
The Municipality of Pura, led by Mayor Freddie D. Domingo, began paying out its Social Pension (SocPen) Program for the first quarter of 2022 on February 22, 2022. This government assistance program of the DSWD supplements the needs of indigent elderly people in the locality.
Moreover, as per Republic Act No. 9994, also known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010, every qualified indigent senior citizen of a local government unit who is frail, sickly, or has disabilities, is not receiving a pension from SSS, GSIS, or Veterans Pension and does not have a permanent source of income or regular support from relatives, can receive a monthly stipend of Php 500.00.
The MSWD Office assures the public that it will adhere to existing safety and health protocols in determining the best payout method to lessen the exposure of its beneficiaries and personnel to COVID-19.