How to get Senior Citizens ID in the Philippines – Requirements, Benefits and Discounts

Update about how to get Senior Citizens ID in the Philippines. 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. 🙂

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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 Senior Citizens ID are listed 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 Citizens 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 applying for senior citizen ID card. You can now enjoy all the rewards and privileges of being a senior citizen in the Philippines.

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155 thoughts on “How to get Senior Citizens ID in the Philippines – Requirements, Benefits and Discounts”

  1. Hi, I have two questions: 1. does the the individual have to be a registered voter?
    My mother is a 68 yo Filipino. When she applied, she was asked to present a voter’s ID. It’s been a looong time since she voted and it was in a different area. She was told that she can only apply for the Senior Citizen’s card at the municipal where she last voted. Is this correct?

    • Is he
      A legitimate Filipino citizen
      Already in the senior citizen age – 60 years old and over
      A resident in the City for at least 6 months

      NO, a foreigner is NOT a Filipino citizen

  2. Ask qoh lang po.. wala poh kaseng birth certificate ung mama qoh.. hnd daw naka register s nso makakakuha po kaya siya ng senior citizen id.. tnx poh s mag respond.. tnx

  3. Good afternoon po. admitted po tatay ko ngayon sa hospital. 65 na po siya pero wala pa rin siyang SCID kasi wala na po siyang birthcertificate at marriage contract. Ano po ba pwede kong gawin para makakuha agad ako ng SCID niya? Voter’s ID lang po meron siya. I need your reply po.

  4. Hi po!
    Ask ko lang, iissueahan na po kaya nila yung Mom ko kung mag-apply na siya ng SCID kahit next week pa po ang birthday niya? Please reply po kahit sino kung alam niyo po ang sagot. Thank you~

    • Hi, nope wait till next week to apply then apply the scid. and as soon you apply is automatically u will get the benefit on it.

  5. I will be 60 years old already, when I go to the Philippines to get married.
    I will be living there in the Philippines for at least 3 months while waiting for our marriage licence and for our honeymoon vacation.
    Do I need to be a Filipino citizen to get the senior citizen id?
    I will be spending a lot of money and this will help us a lot.

  6. Good afternoon po.. May tanung lang po ako regarding sa libro ng senior citizen po… Gusto ko lang po sana malaman kung pwede hu ba kami makakuha ng libro or booklet ng senior citizen… Dahil po ditu sa aming lugar sa SanJose delMonte Bulacan lagi na lang sinasabi na wala stock nun booklet… Dapat hu diba dapat lagi itu kasama ng ID kapag ibinibigay…Sana naman po madinig itu panawagan nang mga senior citizen ditu sa amin lugar… Notebook lang pahirapan pa makuha… Kailangan pang balikbalikan.

  7. My mom got a negative result on PSA but they gave me the paper which nakalagay na negative sya at needed to go to her municipality ,so my question is can I get my mom a senior citizen I.d by submitting the requirements of brgy clearance,marriage certificate and the paper from PSA which says negative…is it possible?


  8. helow po,pwede mg apply ng sc kahit hindi filipino yong husband ko,pero married na kami for 3 years at saka 4 years na cya nakatira dito sa pinas….i need an answer plz….61 na kasi cya thank you po…

  9. ones po ba na sakto 60year n po ang parent ko pwede na po mag request ng sc id sa 0scs? correct me po if im wrong. ang pagkakaalam k po ksi sa banefit n nkukuha ng mga sc eh yung nakukuha nilang allowance yearly na 6k or 500 monthly. hindi po ba lht ng sc ay nakaka avail nito? tama po b na pinipili lang ito, yan po kasi ang nangyayari sa bayan namen hndi lht ng sc nakaka recieve ng allowance. bakat po ganun?

  10. My Kasambahay applied for Senior Citizen’s ID in Manila but she was denied even if meron naman syang billings, barangay clearance, NSO birth certificate and barangay clearance. Their reason is wala syang voters ID kahit pa more than 5 years na sya nakatira sa Manila.

    Required ba talaga ang voter’s ID?

    • Same case po sa kasambahay namin. Ang siste po, as per Valenzuela City OSCA, sa Comelec muna magpa-register yung Senior Citizen as Voter, only then will they issue OSCA ID. Ironically, they will not accept you if you’re not a Voter.

  11. My mom applied for Senior Citizen’s ID in Manila but she was denied even if meron naman syang billings, barangay clearance, NBI clearance, NSO birth certificate and BIR ID. Their reason is wala syang voters ID kahit pa more than 10 years na sya nakatira sa Manila.

    Required ba talaga ang voter’s ID?

  12. ung housemaid po nmin ay 69 yrs old n fr pangasinan,mula nung 60 cya hnd cya nkaapply ng osca n voters id,nndto n cya s mla 6mos ago,hnd maapprove osca id nya hnahnapan cya ng valid id to present, meron cya birth cert n brgy id, ayaw p dn accept n approved ano po pde nmin gwin

  13. Hello! po may ask lang po ako about sa father ko na matagal na siya nag apply nang senior citizen, 3 years ago meron na siya ID and until now wala naman siya natanggap na pension yong huli pa sa kanya meron nang pension..bakit siya hindi nakatanggap…74 years old na father ko..

    • you have to follow up sa pinag applyan nyo kc minsan ang inuuna ang mga tao dito sa gobyerno natin ay yong mga relatives nila kya puntahan nyo dswd kc cla naman ang nagpaprocess ng papers nila para sa 6k na makukuha nila and also sabihin mo n pag dipa nila ibigay nagyong year na to isusumbong mo na kay PRes. Duterte and be firm with them na you know your wrights

  14. Is it just? Fair? i was denied Senior citizens Id because i am not a voter in the Cebu city although it’s my residence for 33 years of my married life not counting the years when i was yet single and during my student days. i turned 60 last March 16 this year.

  15. Good day. I shall be 60 yrs young 1st week next month.

    (1) Can I apply for my senior card already?
    (2) How long does it take to get one?
    (3) Upon issuance of the senior card, is the purchase booklet/s included?

    Thank you

  16. Yung lola ko po, meron po syang expired na senior citizen ID kaso sa pampanga po nakaaddress. Sa malolos bulacan na po kami ngayon. Nid po sana nya ng bagong SC Card para makadiscount sa mga gamot at makapagregister sa philhealth.

    Ang kaso po, di na po namin mahagilap yung birth certificate nya or kung ano mang valid id nya. Ang meron lang ay yung expired SC id at postal id.

    Pwede po kaya na irerenew na lang yung expired nyang SC id sa pampanga dito sa malolos?

  17. Hirap magapply ng senior citizen ID. Need daw ng ket isang valid lang with address so kumuha kami ng police clearance, ngaun pagpunta namin sbi bago daw ung ID ng police clearance after 6 months pa pwede! Eh wla nmn sila sinabi na dpat pla luma ung id. Eh panu na lang kung uugod ugod na ung ngaaply!

    • Help your mom to late-register her birth certificate. Start by going to the LCR (Local Civil Registrar) Office in the municipality where she was born

  18. Saan po dapat kumuha ng sc i.d ang nanay ko. Kung dun ba sa birth place na nakalagay sa birth certificate nya or d2 sa present adress namin na ibang municipality kung saan sya nakapangasawa.

  19. Just want to know if may binabayaran or contribution ang mga senior citizen every time na may mamatay na SC Member sa bayan nila.kaxe ang nanay ko 5 years nang nagbabayad.

    • If you are already claiming the ID, the senior citizen can authorize you to claim it on her behalf. Bring authorization letter and valid IDs

  20. Hi julie.. Pwede, aslong as you the application form from yiur respective municipality and already filled it up and signed by the applicant.

  21. Bakit po natanggal LOLA ko po sa pension ng SENIOR CITIZEN ? 83yrs. old na po sya tska tinanggal po sya . Ano po dapat naming gawin ?

  22. Hello po itatanong ko lang kung ano pa ang pwedeng i-submit na requirement bukod sa birth certificate hindi ko kasi maikuha ang parents ko ng NSO birth certificate, ang mother(65) ko ay ipinanganak sa Camarines Sur at ang father(67) ko naman ay sa Samar hindi nila alam ang mga middle name ng tatay nila kaya nahihirapan kaming kumuha sa NSO, pareho silang hindi nakapag-aral at malalayo din ang kanilang mga relatives para mapakisuyuan sa bayan nila. dito kasi kami nakatira sa Laguna mahirap lang ang aming pamilya kaya napalaking bagay para sa aking mga magulang ang ibinibigay na benefits para sa mga Senior Citizens…salamat po

      • NSO po b or pede n po ung birth cert from municipality, at kahit saan po bang monisipyo pede kumuha, kc b4 taga hagonoy kmi but now wer from malolos bulacan n.

  23. My father is 96 years old and a resident of Taguig for many years now since i am rhe one caring fir him (he is formerly from Villamor Air Base, Pasay City). His intake is now limited to soft and easy to bite food. So i have to purchase only the soft bread, oatmeal, lugaw and other foods for his nutrient; the bakeshops of my choice are Bread Talk ang Tuos L’ jour where the bread are soft, delicious and nutritious (i think since most are fruit-filled). However, since January 2015, these (and other bakeshops, restaurants along Glorietta and Market, Market (which are near my resident) NO LONGER HONOR Authorization and Senior ID. These establishments REQUIRE me to bring the SENIOR CITIZEN himself. Take note my father is 96, no longer fit to travel, much more walk (i do not own a car) and more succeptible to germs and diseases. I’d like to know if these establishments are right in denying me and my father his rights per the senior citizen’s rules and regulations.

    • I suggest you approach Taguig’s Office of the Senior Citizen for this matter to easily settle the issue. They know the real deal with it and the possible reasons and solutions regarding the establishments mentioned. God bless!

  24. With the recent signing,

    President Benigno Aquino III signed Republic Act (RA) 10645 on November 5, amending RA 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens’ Act of 2010 by removing the qualification that a senior citizen has to be an indigent before being covered by PhilHealth.

    Is the Seniors Card now available for expats/foreigners who hold an ACR-1 card?


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