OLD AGE PENSIONDISABILITY PENSIONDEATH PENSIONTAD PENSION

Basis of Benefit

• Sec. 10 of RA 6948 as amended by Sec. 3 of RA 7696

Person Eligible

• All veterans or

• Surviving Spouse

Effectivity

• 65th birthday of the veteran or

• Death of veteran

Amount

• Php 20,000/month if Senior War Veteran;

• Php 5, 000.00 if Post War Veteran and Surviving spouse

Limitations

1. The widow-beneficiary should not be receiving a similar pension for the same consideration from other government funds or from the United States government.

2. The pension is terminated when the surviving spouse remarried

3. Veteran died between 09 April 1990 and 09 April 1994 before his 65th birthday: Effective date is widow’s 65th birthday or 09 April 1994, whichever is earlier, but not earlier than veteran’s date of death.

4. Veteran died between 09 April 1990 and 09 April 1994 after his 65th birthday; Effective date is veteran’s date of death.

5. Veteran died after 09 April 1994: Effective date is veteran’s date of death.

Basic requirements (Pangunahing dokumento)

1.Proof of service

• For WWII AFP veterans – Military Service Record from NRD, OTAG. Expc serviceman – MSR  from Camp Crame

• For Philippine Scout – enlistment record/report of separation from USVA. Cut-off date for the Philippine Scout Service (on or before 3 June 1946)

* Claim number of any approved claim, if dg.

2. Proof of birth

• Birth certificate from LCR/NSO/archives office with registry no. (original or certified photocopy done by issuing officer)

3. Proof of death

• Death certificate from LCR/NSO with LCR registry number (original or photocopy)

4. Proof of marriage

• Marriage certificate from LCR/NSO with registry number (original or certified photocopy).

5. Valid ID (passport, driver’s license, COMELEC ID, postal ID, GSIS/SSS ID, AFP ID or VMMC greencard).

6. Two (2) pcs. 2×2 latest ID pictures of veteran and spouse

Secondary requirements in cases basic documents are insufficient:

(karagdagang dokumento kung hindi sapat ang pangunahing dokumento na isinumite ayon sa nakatala sa itaas o kawalan ng pangunahing dokumento)

1. Proof of service , any of the following:

a. Discharge certificate

b. Form 23/21/24

c. Affidavit of 2 comrades-in-arms (in cases information in MSR is insufficient)

2. Proof of birth

a. Certificate of non-availability issued by LCR/NSO or archives office

b. Baptismal certificate

c. Joint affidavit of 2 disinterested persons

d. Certificate of 2 disinterested persons

3. Proof of death

a. Certificate of non-availability issued by LCR/NSO or archives office

b. Joint affidavit of 2 disinterested persons

c. Burial permit or certificate of interment record

d. Casualty report

4. Proof of marriage, submit any 2 of to e

a. Certificate of non-availability issued by LCR/NSO or Archives Office

b. Joint affidavit of 2 disinterested persons

c. Birth certificate of any one child

d. Land title

e. Declaration of beneficiaries

Person Eligible

• Sec. 5 of RA 6948 as amended by Sec. 2 of RA 7696

• The veteran is disabled owing to sickness, disease, wounds or injuries sustained in line of duty

Basis of Benefit

• Sec. 5 of RA 6948 as amended by Sec. 2 of RA 7696

• The veteran is disabled owing to sickness, disease, wounds, or injuries sustained in the line of duty or World War II veterans who were disabled or injured in the line of duty

• AFP veterans with disability discharge rating

• Spouse and unmarried minor children of veterans with a 100% disability rating

Disability Rating 09 April 1990 to 09 April 1994 09 April 1994 onwards
Up to 30% Php 600.00 Php 1,000.00
40% Php 675.00 Php 1,000.00
50% Php 750.00 Php 1,200.00
60% Php 825.00 Php 1,300.00
70% Php 900.00 Php 1,400.00
80% Php 975.00 Php 1,500.00
90% Php 1, 050.00 Php 1,600.00
100% Php 1, 125.00 Php 1,700.00

 

Additional pension:

Given to the spouse and unmarried minor children of disability pensioners with 100% disability rating.

Each dependent will receive Php 500.00/month.

 

 

Effectivity of pension:

The date of effectivity of the pension that may be awarded to an applicant will be based on the conditions specified hereunder:

1. Officers and enlisted personnel of the Philippine Army and guerilla organizations of World War II, on the day the application was received but in no case earlier that the date of the approval of this Act;

2. For all other veterans

2.1. On the date immediately following the date of discharge if the application was filed within one (1) year after the veteran’s separation from the service; or

2.2. On the day the application was received if the application was filed beyond one (1) year after the veteran’s separation from the service.

 

 

General Policies in Rating

1. The rating schedule is primarily a guide in the evaluation of disability/ies resulting from all types of disabilities and injuries encountered as a result of or incident to military service. The percentage ratings represent the average impairment resulting from such disabilities and injuries and their residual condition in civil occupation.

2. The determination and rating of the disabilities are done in accordance with the “Schedule of Rating Disabilities of the USVA”. (Executive Order No. 54).

3. For Initial Evaluation: The determination and rating of disabilities of post-war veterans are based on the findings and recommendation of the Disability Separation Board of the AFP Medical center (Formerly CDD Board). For World War II Veterans, the determination of service-connected disability/ies is based on their medical records shown in their military service records such as the AGO Form 23, Discharge Certificated (Form 55), or Report of Physical Examination prior to Discharge (Form 63). Ratings are then based on the results of their present medical evaluation obtained from any government hospital such as the VMMC.

For re-evaluation/re-ratings: Periodic re-evaluation and re-ratings of the veteran’s disability/ies are based on the medical evaluation done by the government hospital where the veteran was examined. The Board determines the type of clinical evaluation and diagnostic tests to be requested for re-rating purposes.

 

 

Exemption from Re-evaluation:

A disabled veteran shall be exempted from periodic examination and re-rating in the following cases:

1. When the disability is considered static;

2. When the disability is permanent in nature or of such character that there is no likelihood of improvement; or

3. When the veteran is already fifty-seven years of age or over.

Basis of Benefit

• Sec. 5 of RA 6948 as amended by Sec. 2 of RA 7696

• The veteran is disabled owing to sickness, disease, wounds, or injuries sustained in the line of duty

Person Eligible

• World War II veterans who were disabled or injured in the line of duty

• AFP veterans with disability discharge rating

• Spouse and unmarried minor children of veterans with a 100% disability rating

Pension Rates

1. Rates of death pension prior to 09 April 1990 are covered by Republic Act 65 (WWII).

Beneficiary/ies 09 April 1990 to 09 April 1994 09 April 1994 onwards
Surviving Spouse Php 600.00 Php 1,000.00
Unmarried Minor Php 675.00 Php 1,000.00
Parents Php 750.00 Php 1,000.00
Single Parent Php 825.00 Php 1,000.00

Note:

2. From 09 April 1990 to 09 April 1994, pension rates for survivors of non-combat related deaths are 50% of the prescribed rates

Limitations

1. The beneficiary should not be receiving a similar pension for the same reason from other government funds or from the United States government.

2. The pension of the surviving spouse is terminated upon remarriage

3. The pension of a child is terminated upon reaching the 18th birthday or upon marriage.

Effectivity of Pension

Death of the veteran or 09 April 1990 whichever is later.

1. Surviving spouse (death result of a service-connected disability)

1.1 Last re-rating from DRB

1.2 Death certificate of the veteran from LCR with registry number/casually report

1.3 Marriage contract certificates from LCR with registry number

1.4 AGO form 23

1.5 Marriage contract

2. For parents (where the soldier is single)

2.1 Military service record (to prove that the deceased is indeed a soldier) report.

2.2 Line of duty status (to prove that the soldier was killed in action).

2.3 Declaration of beneficiaries.

2.4 Death certificate of veteran issued by the LCR with registry number (to prove the fact of death).

2.5 Marriage contract of veteran’s parents issued by LCR with registry number (to prove the legitimacy of marriage); entitlement of pension as parents.

2.6 Birth certificate of veteran issued by LCR with registry number to prove that the soldier is indeed related to the claimant).

2.7 2×2 ID photo colored or black.

2.8 AFP dependent’s id.

1. Burial permit

Note:

1. Marriage certificate issued by the parish church.

3. Late registration of court declaration

All documents must be authenticated by the office which issued the same. We do not honor photocopies. The claimant must personally file.

2. Death certificate of veteran issued by the parish church

In case of loss or destruction of registry record, a certification from the custodian of public records to this effect and affidavit of two disinterested persons preferably sponsors in the marriage plus birth certificate of one child wherein the data and place of marriage are indicated.

In the absence of a marriage contract, any of the following will suffice:

2. Certificate of the land title of birth certificate of two children indicating the
date and place of marriage of parents.

In the absence of a birth certificate, any of the following will suffice:

1. Voter’s id/affidavit issued by COMELEC dated 1986 onward.

2. Passport

3. Baptismal certificates issued by the parish church.

All documents to be submitted must be either original or authenticated by the office which issued the same.

Basis of Benefit

 

• Sec. 5H of RA 7696

 

• Seventy (70) years of age

 

Person Eligible

 

• All veterans

Effectivity

 

• 70th birthday of the veteran

 

Amount

 

Php 500.00 or 1, 700.00/month

 

         Pursuant to Section 5H of Republic Act No. 7696 enacted in 1994, a veteran, with or without a service-connected or non-service-connected disability, upon reaching the age of seventy (70) is deemed totally disabled with one hundred per centum (100%) rating and shall be entitled to a monthly pension of One thousand seven hundred pesos (PHP1, 700.00). 

 

However, it was only in April 2010 that the government was able to include a provision for the payment of TAD pension for living WWII veterans. The gap between the law’s passage and the time that the government paid TAD pension resulted in unpaid pension obligations, prompting PVAO to adopt the following order of priority in the payment of TAD arrearages given the limited funds from the national government, to wit:

 

Order of Priority in TAD Pension Arrears Payment

 

1. Living World War II Veterans born 1930 and below

 

2. Surviving spouses of WWII veterans who died between 9 April 1994 to December 2009

 

3. Living Post War Veterans 80 Years Old and Above

 

4. Living Post WWII  Veterans 70-79 Years Old

 

5. Compulsory legal heirs of veterans who died without receiving any TAD pension benefit