The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will soon adopt the door-to-door delivery scheme on a national scale, as another way to distribute the pension of indigent senior citizen beneficiaries.
“The DSWD is adopting this scheme to make it more convenient for our older persons who have difficulty in traveling. Likewise, by delivering their pensions right to their doorsteps, they can save on transportation expenses in going to payout venues,” DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said.
DSWD Field Offices in Region III and the National Capital Region (NCR) have already started the implementation of the scheme in October 2015 in partnership with the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) and Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost), respectively, as conduits.
Under the door-to-door delivery scheme, the DSWD provides the master list to the conduit, which in turn, delivers the pension to the respective addresses of the beneficiaries.
The door-to-door payout must be completed within 30 calendar days from the receipt of the check and master list by the conduit.
DSWD Field Office Region III is implementing the scheme in 67 municipalities with 29,985 target beneficiaries. As of December 23, some 26,757 seniors have received their pension through the scheme.
DSWD Field Office NCR, on the other hand, covers 10 cities with 23,820 target beneficiaries. As of December 23, 2015, some 17,758 seniors have received their pension via door-to-door delivery.