The Quezon City government reminded residents who are enlisted in the national government’s financial assistance or ayuda distribution program to claim their share of monetary aid.
As of April 24, 2021, the Quezon City government has distributed 90.71 % of the P2.481 billion allocated by the national government to qualified QCitizen beneficiaries. About 716,447 families or 2,251,282 individuals have claimed financial aid since April 7.
However, about 840,105 families or 2,481,947 individuals each receiving P1,000 are expected to benefit from the total allocated budget to the city. This represents 80% of the city’s total population.
To date, a total of 123,658 families (230,665 individuals) have not yet gotten their financial aid, about 80,000 of which are residing in big barangays scheduled for payout beginning tomorrow. Thus, an estimated 40,000 families from the rest of the barangays have not yet claimed their money.
“We encourage everyone listed to claim their ayuda during their designated schedule and venue because if these will remain unclaimed, they will be allocated to other residents who are qualified to receive help as well. We are also not discounting the possibility that a significant number in the unclaimed list may turn out to be duplicates, or some are no longer living in Quezon City,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.
The final list of beneficiaries was culled from the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP), Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), some of the waitlisted beneficiaries of SAP who belong to the low-income bracket and in vulnerable sectors, and those who are part of the Quezon City Social Amelioration Program (QC-SAP).
Residents may check if they are included in the list by reviewing the list posted in their barangays or in the official website of the Quezon City Government (https://quezoncity.gov.ph).
If ayuda money remains unclaimed after a reasonable period of time, this may be re-allocated to those who filed for reconsideration at the Grievance and Appeals Committees that were present in every payout site. If upon review of evidence presented, they are deemed qualified to receive aid, or an increase in what they had already received, this shall be granted to them.
The national government recently extended the deadline for distributing financial aid until May 15, 2020. According to the DILG, the distribution rate in Metro Manila was pegged at 66.87 percent, or about P7,471,426,000 has been distributed. The department also announced that the top five LGUs in terms of distribution rate include Mandaluyong, San Juan, Caloocan, Manila, and Quezon City.