How to get Senior Citizen’s ID in the Philippines – Requirements, Benefits and Discounts

Once you reached the age of 60, one of the things you must have is the Senior Citizen’s ID to enjoy all the benefits of having one. How to get it and what are the requirements? Simply prepare the things listed below as you read on…

Once you reached 60, that means you probably are so wealthy – wealthy of love, family, career fulfillment and experiences in life. You maybe retiring too. Rewards from your hard work in the past will be given to you like your retirement pension and benefits. Although those mentioned things could also be attained earlier than 60. If you’re lucky and wiser, you can also have them at twenty-something. :)

present your Senior Citizen’s ID to get discounts to the benefits under RA 9257

One thing people couldn’t have before 60 is the Senior Citizen’s ID. If you’re 60 and above and you still don’t have this ID, well you must get one now because you deserve it and all the benefits our government is offering you. The advantages of having a SC ID are below:

Senior Citizen’s ID Benefits

  • This ID is considered as one of the acceptable government IDs in the Philippines so you can use it in transacting with government agencies and offices nationwide including banks
  • You can use this in getting other IDs like passport, SSS ID card, Philhealth, GSIS ecard and many more
  • Most importantly, having the Senior Citizen’s ID is your main identification and proof that you are already a Filipino senior citizen
  • You will be having the Benefits of Senior Citizens under the Republic Act 9257 or Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2003
  • You will be given discounts as much as 20% and VAT (value-added-tax) exemption to all establishments like fastfood chains, restaurants, hotels, department stores, medicine stores, and even fare to PUV (public utility vehicles), LRT, MRT, PNR, taxis, domestic air transport and sea transport.
  • 20% discounts to professional fees in all private hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health care services, and medical facilities.
  • 20% discounts on medical and dental services, diagnostic and laboratory fees in all private hospitals and medical failities
  • 20% discounts on admission fees by theaters, cinemas, concerts and amusement
  • 20% discount on funeral services for the death of the senior citizen
  • 5% discount for public utility bills such as water and electricity

Requirements in Getting Senior Citizen’s ID

  • Birth Certificate
  • 1X1 colored photo (latest)
  • Valid ID

Steps and Procedures in getting your Senior Citizen’s ID

Just go to your Municipal’s Office of the Senior Citizens Affair and apply for an ID. Please ask someone from your kin – your “apo” or your son or daughter to accompany you. The staff will just fill the card with your personal info like complete name, birth date and address. They will also ask you to sign the ID. Double check if the details are all correct and make sure your signature is the same as the signatures you use to your other IDs.

That’s it, you’re done. You can then enjoy all the rewards of being a senior citizen in the Philippines.

Comments

  1. Gabriel Aquino says

    nawala opo yun ID ng Nanay ko at gusto ko po sana makakuha ng panibagong id. Saan at anu ano ang kailangan para po ako makakuha. 84 na po sya at baka mahirapan humarap sa agensya. Pwede po ba ako lang ang kumuha? Slamat.

    • says

      Just go to the Senior Citizens Office in your Municpality where she got the ID. They will happily assist you for an ID replacement. Juts bring valid ID of your Mom and birth certificate. Or if she had kept a photocopy of her senior citizen’s ID, that would also help.

  2. BING says

    CAN WE GET A SENIOR CITIZEN ID EVEN IF HER BC IS LOCAL REGISTRY ONLY.. WE FILE A NSO COPY BUT WE STILL WAITING FOR 6MONTHS TO GET IT.. TY

  3. Claire says

    If my mother is unable to go to the municipal hall, can I get the form/ID, bring it home for her to sign and return to the municipal hall and have it processed? Is there an amount we need to pay for the processing?

    • olivia a. corsino says

      pwde bang gamitin ang licence or any other valid ids as replacement for senior citezen card to avail of the 20% discount?

  4. 0livia antolin says

    aside frrom senior citizen’s card, is there any other valid ids that can be use to avail of the 20% discount? or as a replacement for senior citizens card?

  5. Michelle P. Oliva says

    20% discount plus 12%VAT meaning the Senior Citizens will get 32% discount all in all?

  6. Arlene says

    Question po.. What if ako n anak lng po ang kkuha ng senior citizen pra s mom ko ok lng po b yun?tnx

  7. Madz Gob says

    Hi, my mom is from the province and she’s not NSO registered, their local municipal in bicol had a fire so all the records were burnt, in short she doesn’t have a Birth Certificate/Baptismal Certificate.
    Can she still apply for SC ID using marriage certificate or using other government ID instead (voter’s ID)?

  8. vina says

    DITO PO KMI SA ANGADANAN ISABELA.PINABAYAD PO NILA ANG SC ID SA LOLA KO DEN NAWALA PA NYA YUNG MGA IBANG RECEIPT NA BINAYARAN .SBI PO NILA DI YUN MACONSIDER DAHIL NAWALA NYA MGA RECIBO.PANO PO BA MAGBAYAD SA ONLINE BANKING PRA SA SENIOR CITIZEN?HINDI NA PO BA TLGA MA INCLUDE YUNG MGA NAWALANG RECEIPT NG LOLA KO?NEED KO PO ADVICE.

  9. Elvie says

    Nawala po ang Senior Citizens ID ng lola ko na snatch ang kanyang bag at nkasama ang kanyang mga ID. Pumunta po kami sa OSCA office ng Malolos, Bulacan, Pinagbabayad po kmi ng 100 pesos penalty daw po dahil sa pagkawala. Kailangan po ba talaga kami magbayad?

  10. nambra says

    wala pong birth certficate ang lola q,,..mga valid id’s lng po like voters id,dswd,barangay id philhealth, pwde po un na lng ang i submit khit wala ng birth crtfc8?

    • says

      Try it maybe (just maybe) they would consider if you’ll provide enough supporting documents like you’ve mentioned. Have a great day!

  11. Fatima says

    Paano po kung, wala pong birth certificate?. kasi wala pong birth certificate yung lola ko, gusto ko sna syang ikuha ng senior citizen ID. ndi rin sya dtio pinanganak sa manila sa probinsya.

  12. vin says

    Yung mommy ko nagpupurchase ng mga bake goods sa goldilocks at edna bakeshop dito sa cabanatuan nueva ecija. Ayaw ihonor senior citizens card niya. And loaf bread lang daw.pwede. Tama ba ginagawa nila?

  13. ric says

    I’m a resident of San Jose Del Monte Bulacan and they require too many requirements I.e. to get an SC ID
    More than you stated including barangay clearance and community tax certificate. Are they prescribed requirements by law or they vary from municipalities? Can I get one from other municipality with the requirements you stated?

  14. Mary Grace Janobas says

    I would like to ask how to change the address on may husbands card….
    He is in the hospital and can not go there….Can I do this for him ?
    Where is the office located in Cagayan de Oro City ????

  15. Nora Frey says

    I have dual citizenship fil/American.i heard that I have to stay here in PI for 6 mos before I can apply.is this true?i stayed 2mos.early this year and staying 4 mos this time around.will that qualify me?

    Thanks for your reply.

  16. felix alburo says

    Sa municipyo ng Taguig may dagdag pa na requirement, barangay clearance, voters ID or comelec certificate, and marriage contract. Sa barangay clearance lang bayad ka ng 50.00 pesos sa comelec clearance 75.00 tapos walang resibo…..hay naku…grabe

  17. alvin says

    father ko is 60 napo before we are leaving at manila lhat po ng id nya manila but now nsa pampanga na kami ..san kami pupuntang municipality??manila pampanga na??slamat…

  18. Leonard Loh says

    I am a Malaysian married to Filipina. I am already coming to 61. Do I qualify to apply for Senior Citizen ID and books?

  19. REMEDIOS DEL ROSARIO says

    sc na ako., last nite June 9, 2014 bumili ako ng gamot branded zithromax gawa ng pfizer it cost me 148 ang isa kahit anong paliwanag ko ayaw akong bigyan ng sc discount which is my right, sbi ko oh sige basta ilagay mo sa resibo ko di mo ako binigyan ng discount of which she did. ang botika is owned by rosalinda saw ong here at vicas caloocan north, ano na dapat na next step para maparusahan sila

    • Fehl says

      Report at the Senior Citizen’s Office in your Municipal Office they will gladly assist you about the complaint

      • winnie haber says

        yes man ganun din po yung mother ko hindi sya binigyan ng discount dahil wala pong maipakita ang mother ko na hinihingi nilang booklet kahit na may id senior citezen na ipinakita sa tindera ng pharmacy hindi lang daw ang id ang kailangan pati na rin daw po yung booklet ano po ba ang dapat gawin

  20. tj enriquez says

    hi would like to ask is it possible for me to process my dad’s application with his authorization consent or he really need to go there and apply himself

  21. myra says

    Tanong ko lang my binabayaran ba ang senior na worth of 3000 kase samin hinihngan cla ng ganong halaga kaya un pina stop ko na sila pagvsali sa senior

    • Fehl says

      I don’t know Seniors pay that amount. I wonder for what purpose? Do they issue Official Receipt bearing the Office of the Senior Citizen seal?

  22. EA Dignos says

    I went to Antipolo City Office of the Senior Citizens Affair last July 10, 2014 to apply a Senior Citizen’s ID. After accomplishing all the requirements i was told to just wait for their call so i can claim my ID. The reason for this is THEY RUNS OUT OF ID CARDS. I hope i can get my ID card this year 2014………….

  23. syesha30 says

    Pwd bng mag apply ung mother k ng sc pero wala po cyang bcertfcate no record po cya s nso nagpunta nmn cya s ilo ilo municipality hnd cya nka register hnggng s nka uwi n cya d2 s manila hnd n ya n asikaso.tsaka hnd dn cla kasal ng father k kya wla cyang valid id paano kya un makapag apply kya kmi ng sc para s knya?

    • Fehl says

      Go to the LCR Municipality where your mom was born and request for late registration of her Birth Certificate. Kailangan ang Birth Certificate kahit saan opisina kaya important ito

  24. mike says

    anong mabigat na parusa sa ngabugbug sa tatay ko na 77 years old na napagkamalan na walan ng malay kc binugbug ng 31 years old na lalaki?

    • Fehl says

      I think physical injury and some other cases. You need to ask your lawyer and tell what happened so you know the cases you can file. It depends upon what happened and all the angles of the crime done

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