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P2,000 monthly subsidy for disabled minors pushed

To help parents cover the costs of parenting children with disabilities, four congressmen are advocating for a P2,000 monthly payment for such parents.

The Monthly Subsidy for Parents of Children with Disabilities Act, or House Bill No. 6743, was introduced on January 10 by Representatives Paolo Duterte of Davao City, Eric Yap of Benguet, and Edvic Yap and Jeffrey Soriano of ACT-CIS.

The senators pushed for the subsidy based on a United Nations Children's Fund study that demonstrated that parenting a child with a handicap comes with "40 to 80% more costs than other children without disabilities."
The duty of compiling a database of all children with disabilities will fall to the National Council on Disability Affairs, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Philippine Statistics Authority, the National Privacy Commission, and local governments.
Once the disabled child reaches age 21, the stipend ends automatically.

Inquirer, P. D. (2023, February 5). P2,000 monthly subsidy for disabled minors pushed. INQUIRER.net. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1725481/p2k-monthly-subsidy-for-disabled-minors-pushed