How to Apply for PWD ID Card

July 16, 2009

Procedures in ID Issuance to PWDs

NCDA Administrative Order No. 001 Series of 2008

GUIDELINES ON THE ISSUANCE OF IDENTIFICATION CARD RELATIVE TO REPUBLIC ACT 9442

I. RATIONALE

1. Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9442 as amendment to Republic Act 7277, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons and For Other Purposes, these foregoing guidelines shall serve as a mechanism for the issuance of a Person With Disability Identification Card.

2. These guidelines have been formulated by the National Council on Disability Affairs in coordination with the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, and Department of Interior and Local Government as provided for in Rule IV, Section 6.11 of the IRR.

3. Identification Cards shall be issued to any bonafide PWD with permanent disabilities due to any one or more of the following conditions: psychosocial, chronic illness, learning, mental, visual, orthopedic, speech and hearing conditions. This includes persons suffering from disabling diseases resulting to the person’s limitations to do day to day activities as normally as possible such as but not limited to those undergoing dialysis, heart disorders, severe cancer cases and such other similar cases resulting to temporary or permanent disability.

4. The Identification Card shall be the basis for the provision of certain special privileges and discounts to bonafide PWDs in the Philippines in accordance with RA 9442.

5. PWD-IDCs shall served as proof for availment of discount to ensure that persons with disabilities shall fully enjoy the benefits and privileges as provided for in RA 9442.

II. ACRONYMS

COD – Certificate of Disability
DILG – Department of Interior and Local Government
DOH – Department of Health
DOH-PPWDRS – Department of Health-Philippine PWD Registry System
DSWD – Department of Social Welfare Development
LGU – Local Government Unit
MC – Medical Certificate
NCDA – National Council on Disability Affairs
PWD-IDC – PWD Identification Card
PWD-RF – PWD Registration Form
PWD – Person With Disability
SWDO – Social Welfare Development Office

III. OBJECTIVES

These guidelines on the issuance of PWD-IDC relative to Republic Act 9442 aim to:

1. Provide guidance to all local government officials, licensed physicians, local health officers, and government agencies in the issuance of PWD-IDC for the privileges and incentives provided for by R.A. 9442 to PWDs.

2. Facilitate monitoring by the appropriate government agency the use of the PWD-IDC.

3. Protect the establishments from illegitimate claims or fraudulent practices on the use of the PWD-IDC.

4. Ensure PWDs an easy availment of the privileges by providing the establishments a way to immediately identify the beneficiaries.

IV. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

A. The Local Government Unit of the City or Municipal Office shall implement these guidelines in the issuance of the PWD-IDC.

B. The City or Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office shall:

1. Reproduce/Print the PWD-RFs to be filled out by the PWDs in accordance with the DOH Philippine Registry Form for Persons With Disability.

2. Reproduce/Print the PWD-IDCs.

3. Distribute the PWD-IDCs to their respective city executive’s office, municipalities, or barangays who shall take custody of the ID cards.

4. Enter or encode the data from the approved PWD-RF as forwarded by the City or Municipal Mayor, or Barangay Captain.

C. PWD-RFs or application forms can be obtained from any of the following registration centers or means:

1. Office of the Mayor

2. Office of the Barangay Captain

3. NCDA or its regional counterpart

4. DSWD offices

5. Participating organizations with Memorandum of Agreements with the DOH

6. DOH Online Registration – www.doh.gov.ph/pwd_registry

D. Issuance of the appropriate document to confirm the medical condition of the applicant is as follows:

Disability Document Issuing Entity

Apparent Disability Medical Certificate Licensed Private or Government Physician

School Assessment Licensed Teacher duly signed by the School Principal

Certificate of Disability

• Head of the Business Establishment

• Head of Non-Government Organization

Non-Apparent Disability Medical Certificate Licensed Private or Government Physician

E. PWD Registration Forms and ID Cards shall be issued and signed by the City or Municipal Mayor, or Barangay Captain. The City or Municipal Mayor, or Barangay Captain shall:

1. Use the NSCB Philippine Standard Geographic Code and sequential numbering system in the issuance of the PWD ID Number. Format is <> where:

RR = 2-digits Region Code
PP = 2-digits Province Code
MM = 2-digits Municipality Code
BBB = 3-digits Barangay Code
NNN = 3-digits Sequential No.

Examples:

Issuing Facility NSCB Philippine Standard Geographic Code PWD ID No.
City of San Fernando, Pampanga 13-5416-000 13-5416-000-001

Municipality of Apalit, Pampanga 03-5402-000 03-5402-000-001

Sucad Barangay, Apalit, Pampanga 03-5402-013 03-5402-013-001

2. Ensure that the PWD ID No. is sequentially assigned or distributed to each PWDs.

3. Keep a record of all PWDs with ID Numbers issued and with the following data sets:

1. ID Number
2. Name of the PWD (Last Name, First Name, Middle Name)
3. Complete Address
4. Date of Birth

F. The DOH shall maintain the system and database of the DOH-PPWDRS in coordination with the NCDA, DSWD, DILG and LGUs. The official website is www.doh.gov.ph/pwd_registry.

V. IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES

Any bonafide person with permanent disability can apply for the issuance of the PWD-IDC. His/her caregiver can assist in the application process. Procedures for the issuance of the ID Cards are as follows:

A. Completion of the Requirements. Complete and/or make available the following requirements:

1. Two “1×1” recent ID pictures with the names, and signatures or thumb marks at the back of the picture.
2. One (1) Valid ID
3. Document to confirm the medical or disability condition (See Section IV, D for the required document).

B. Obtaining and Filling up of the PWD Registration Form. Obtain and fill up the PWD-RF using any of the following means:

1. Accomplishing the PWD-RF manually:
a. Obtain the form from any of the PWD Registration Centers.
b. Fill up accurately and completely the form.
c. Affix one (1) ID picture on the accomplished form, and staple the other ID picture with the PWD-RF.
d. Attach copy of the document to confirm the medical or disability condition with the PWD-RF.

2. Accomplishing the PWD-RF using the Online Registration System:
a. Log in to the DOH-PPWDRS and access the online registration.
b. Enter accurately and completely the required PWD registration data.
c. Print the accomplished form.
d. Affix one (1) ID picture on the accomplished form, and staple the other ID picture with the PWD-RF.
e. Attach copy of the document to confirm the medical or disability condition with the PWD-RF.

C. Submission of the Accomplished PWD-RF and Issuance of the PWD-IDC. Submit to the City or Municipal Mayor, or Barangay Captain the accomplished PWD-RF with the attached requirements. The City or Municipal Mayor, or Barangay Captain shall:

1. Check and/or verify the data and document to confirm the disability or medical condition of the applicant.
2. Assign a PWD ID Number (See Section IV, E) and affix on the PWD-RF.
3. Fill up the data required on the ID Card.
4. Issue the ID Card to the PWD.
5. Submit the Accomplished PWD-RF and attached requirements and/or documents to the City or Municipal Social Welfare Development Office for data encoding into the DOH-PPWDRS.

VI. VALIDITY AND RENEWAL OF THE PIC

1. The PIC issued to the PWD shall be valid for three (3) years.
2. The initial PIC is free of charge.
3. Renewal due to expiration, loss or damage shall be charged a minimal fee for the new PIC.

VII. USE OF THE PIC

The PIC shall serve as the Standard National Identification Card for PWDs, and shall be prescribed as proof of availment of the 20% discount and other benefits to persons with disabilities as provided in RA 9442. (See Annex B for the facsimile of the PIC).

VIII. PENALTY CLAUSE

Abuse by any person, corporation, institution and/or entity on the use of the PIC is punishable by law or can be penalized subject to the discretion of the ruling court.

IX. ANNEX 1 – PROCESS FLOW

Approved by:
HON. ROSIE LOVELY T. ROMULO
Chairperson
April 23, 2008
Quezon City

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149 Responses to “How to Apply for PWD ID Card”

  1. PWDs now exempted from VAT | The Philippine Online Chronicles on April 18th, 2016 11:00 am

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  2. Ashish Chopra on May 5th, 2016 12:53 pm

    i am a parkinson’s patient since last 20 years. and have got my certificate of disability also from the government of India. i want to apply for a pwd id card. please can you advice me by writing an email on my email id. what is the procedure to get a pwd id card.

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  3. Wilfredo Gachallan on May 30th, 2016 3:44 pm

    itatanong ko lang po qualified ang misis ko na PWD, may total hip replacement po sya noong 2002 at last august po pinalitan ang implant nya, 43 y/o na po sya, ofw lang po ako, vocational lang po ntapos ko, marami na pong sakit ang misis ko, may nervous breakdown pa sya, di na rin po sya gaanong makalakad, minsa kailangan pa nya ng saklay, sabi po kasi sa city hall dito sa amin, hindi raw po kami indigent, kasi nga po ofw raw ako. totoo po ba na hindi qualified ang misis ko.

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  4. NP on July 28th, 2016 4:35 pm

    3 Years validity is impractical, and would do nothing but burden the card holder, create more work and red tape – especially when the disabilities outlined here are mostly irreversible and permanent – its not that biglang isang araw gigising ang isang bulag na may vision na, or tutubuan ng paa ang isang taong wala nito. I have a disability myself and in Japan and other countries, permanent disabilities entitle the card holder non-expiring cards. At least make it 5 years for disabilities that can be treated and 10 or more years for permanent disabilities like amputees and mental illness. BTW the link for online registration does not work or broken. http://www.ncda.gov.ph/2009/07/apply-fo-pwd-id-card/ and finally, if the establishment is sincere with this page’s service, at least assist or answer the questions posted here by the people, 2011 pa yun mga tanong, maryosep~!

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  5. RYAN DE LA LUNA on July 31st, 2016 10:52 am

    Good day.

    Inquire lang po if qualified ba sa pagiging PWD ang loss of ORGAN (LOSS OF SPLEEN).. Spleen is an organ na part ng ating immune system. With this, there is a tendency na madali akung mahawa ng infectious disease. So, inquiring po if qualified po ang condition ko, though i am well now.

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  6. pressie acopio on August 9th, 2016 9:40 am

    i applied for a pwd id at our local dswd, since it was stated in the guidelines that dialysis patients can apply for one. i was denied, according to the attending officer, i have no disabilities. how’s that?

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  7. mts on August 22nd, 2016 1:56 pm

    i was diagnose with stage 2 colon cancer, under went colostomy and up to this day still wearing colostomy bag, tried to apply for pwd ID in Quezon City but was denied because according to a certain Mr. Jack, cancer is not included, tried to reason out that having a colostomy bag is very difficult most especially when you have to discharge and line up just to use the CR in public places….and i have no control when i have to discharge thru the bag…he even told me that i should not use the pwd law just to use the bathroom or line up in the mrt as example…also he also told me that cancer is just a disease, it told him that its a chronic disease as defined by my oncologist from the NKTI…according to Mr. JACK it is the DOH who defined who are covered by PWD Law and not them… and that doctors know nothing about PWD…I want to be clarified whether cancer patients are considered as PWD and whether Mr. JacK of Quezon City PWD Office is right, he’s a bit arrogant as if all cancer patients wished to be diagnosed with the dreadful disease….

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  8. PRISCILA A. ACOPIO on September 5th, 2016 7:37 am

    Good day. I would like to follow-up my previous email. I would like to bring to you re: NCDA Administrative Order No. 001 Series of 2008
    GUIDELINES ON THE ISSUANCE OF IDENTIFICATION CARD RELATIVE TO REPUBLIC ACT 9442 ….3. Identification Cards shall be issued to any bonafide PWD with permanent disabilities due to any one or more of the following conditions: psychosocial, chronic illness, learning, mental, visual, orthopedic, speech and hearing conditions. This includes persons suffering from disabling diseases resulting to the person’s limitations to do day to day activities as normally as possible such as but not limited to those undergoing dialysis, heart disorders, severe cancer cases and such other similar cases resulting to temporary or permanent disability

    As I related earlier, I am a dialysis patient for more than a year now at the Divine Word Hospital, Tacloban City. I am diagnosed with chronic kidney disease stage 5. I am prompted to apply for PWD ID as many of my co-dialysis patients at DWU Hospital advised me to apply for PWD ID. Some of them can still hear, walk, talk, see (though not anymore 20/20 vision). Am I qualified to avail of the PWD ID?

    Thank you

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  9. Aileen Landingin on September 21st, 2016 2:57 pm

    Inquire lang po . Paa sa friend ko diagnos with colon cancer . Pano po ba procedure para makakuha kami ng PWD id card . Ang alam ko po consider siya as PWD na. can you help me na ma assist ko sya on this. it would be a great help para sa pagbili nya ng colostomy bag at iba pang gamot. Thanks

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  10. Harold Frayna on October 20th, 2016 12:35 pm

    Hello po,

    Im a Kidney donor to my Brother. Am i qualified ba as PWD?

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  11. Maria Rosa Peque on October 20th, 2016 2:34 pm

    where can we get a valid certificate of disability. My child is more than 15 years old but mentally is just around 6 years old.
    Thank you.

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  12. Anna on October 22nd, 2016 3:58 pm

    Ang quadriplegic po ba from VA considered disabled?

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  13. aleli oabel on October 27th, 2016 10:47 am

    Rural health Physician po ako dto sa quezon.
    Wala po kc naging orientation sa pagclassify ng disability. we were only given the kinds of disability.

    san po ba mag fall ang mga patients undergoing hemodialysis, those with cancer and mga post CVA?
    thank you

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  14. Nelia on November 4th, 2016 4:11 am

    where can i renew my PWD card im frm Caloocan which department?

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  15. Jimuel Tupal Perral on November 7th, 2016 10:35 am

    Good day Mam/Sir.
    Isa po akong PWD.Tanung ko lang po saan po ba ako pwde makahingi ng tulong sa scholarship program maliban po sa munisipyo namin?anu anu mga AGENCY po ung pwde lapitan pra maka avail ng ganun po?

    JIMUEL PERRAL
    pwd#04-2106-000-0494

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  16. May Gonzales on November 23rd, 2016 7:03 pm

    I would like to ask if mali yung illness na dineclare, ano ang pwedeng gawin?

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  17. Espieglo villafuerte on November 24th, 2016 3:21 pm

    Tanong ko lng po my son is a down syndrome is it part po ba ng pwd?

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    Tin Reply:

    @Espieglo villafuerte, YES, down syndrome is in the category ng either Intellectual or Learning Disability. Kailangan mo lang ipakita yung medical certificate na signed ng doctor nya na nagsasabing may Down syndrome sya.

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  18. Cherry Ann Pajaroja on November 27th, 2016 10:44 pm

    ask ko lang po. included po ba sa pwd ang may congenital hand deformity??? thanks po:-)

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  19. Brian House on December 2nd, 2016 11:34 pm

    Hello, I’m a disabled American veteran, now living with my Filipino wife, here in Palawan. I have also been diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis, with limited mobility pies. Can I get an ID or can I use my current US id along with my ICard?

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  20. How to Apply for a PWD ID in Quezon City on December 9th, 2016 8:23 am

    […] “Identification Cards shall be issued to any bonafide PWD with permanent disabilities due to any one or more of the following conditions: psychosocial, chronic illness, learning, mental, visual, orthopedic, speech and hearing conditions. This includes persons suffering from disabling diseases resulting to the person’s limitations to do day to day activities as normally as possible such as but not limited to those undergoing dialysis, heart disorders, severe cancer cases and such other similar cases resulting to temporary or permanent disability.” — www.ncda.gov.ph […]

  21. How to Apply for a PWD ID in Quezon City on December 9th, 2016 9:16 am

    […] “Identification Cards shall be issued to any bonafide PWD with permanent disabilities due to any one or more of the following conditions: psychosocial, chronic illness, learning, mental, visual, orthopedic, speech and hearing conditions. This includes persons suffering from disabling diseases resulting to the person’s limitations to do day to day activities as normally as possible such as but not limited to those undergoing dialysis, heart disorders, severe cancer cases and such other similar cases resulting to temporary or permanent disability.” — http://www.ncda.gov.ph […]

  22. Angelica on December 11th, 2016 7:51 pm

    ID should not have any expiration especially for long termed disabilities such as autism. It’s absurd to put an expiration on these instances!!!!

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  23. Anna barquilla on December 12th, 2016 7:14 am

    Hello! I would like to ask what if the pwd that i am going to ebroll has no certificate of live birth can it still be possible for to registration of pwd id?
    Thanks!

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