How to Apply for PWD ID Card

July 16, 2009

Procedures in ID Issuance to PWDs

NCDA Administrative Order No. 001 Series of 2008



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.

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


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.


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 –

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.

1. 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

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.

        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.

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).

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.


Approved by:


April 23, 2008
Quezon City

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

  1. Mikhaila Laudencia on December 28th, 2017 6:05 pm

    Is someone who underwent nephrectomy qualified for PWD?

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  2. Cherrie del Mundo on January 4th, 2018 11:51 am

    Hello NCDA Team,

    Happy New Year!

    Just want to ask if the process will be the same for PWD-IDC renewal?

    Thanks in advance.


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  3. Irma Cantano on January 6th, 2018 5:32 pm

    Hi. Can children with CHD get a PWD ID?

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  4. MIA MIRAFLORES on January 10th, 2018 2:49 pm

    Ang tagal naman ng reply nyo sa inquiry ko….September 12 and 21 pa po ako nagtatanong up to now wala pa rin. Heto po yung last message ko..

    GOOD DAY! Addendum to my inquiry last Sept 12, that i was already operated for carpal tunnel release on my left hand 2 years ago and was again operated for partial hysterectomy 2 months ago. am i qualified to apply for pwd card? Because of carpal tunnel i need to wear a wrist stabilizer at all times because i cannot make use of my left hand para humawak at magbuhat. My right hand is already a candidate for operation as well. Hope you can advise me on this.

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  5. Istong on January 18th, 2018 4:55 pm

    is color blindedness part of consideration for the PWD card po?

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  6. Princess Tarroquin on January 25th, 2018 12:14 am

    Good day I’m a kidney transplant and I have maintenance for my kidney it’s a lifetime medicine and it is expensive , I’m not physically fit to work. If I have a PWD ID it would be a big help for my medicine . Are they allowing in city hall to get a pwd is for a person who have a situation like me? Because I don’t have a decent job and it’s hard for me to shoulder my expenses … pls answer me thank you.

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  7. Marife R. Biarcal on January 30th, 2018 5:30 pm

    Inquire ko po if qualified po ako kumuha ng PWD ID. I’m a pacemaker patient since 2009. Thanks & God bless.

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  8. David Go on February 7th, 2018 11:56 am

    I have lower and upper back pain, and Sciatica, for over a year now. Nahihirapan akong maglakad at tumayo. Am i qualified sa PWDcard?

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  9. Myshka on February 10th, 2018 4:15 pm

    Im diagnosed with exploratory laparotomy with salpingo-oophorecromy with appendectomy – surgically remove fallopian tibe and left ovary- eligible po ba ako mag apply ng pwd id? Thank you po sa magrereply.

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  10. Jessie Martinez on February 11th, 2018 6:38 pm

    hi, i was diagnosed of PTSD due to maltreatment on the ship abroad and had hand surgery on the dominant hand (left) and still not okay since last year and still on my medication, still having nightmare, flashbacks and panic attacks if i remember or sense something related to my trauma. am i qualified for pwd id? i am jobless and bedridden.

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  11. GRACE ANN ZACARIAS on February 19th, 2018 2:24 am

    Is person with diabetis considered as pwd?

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  12. Patricia Ann Villena on February 28th, 2018 2:48 pm

    Hi! i was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis..can i apply for pwd id? since as we know this sickness is incurable. thank you!

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  13. Michael Angelo on March 13th, 2018 2:12 am

    To everyone who’s asking kung bakit sila nadedecline, technically speaking, ILLNESS yung inaapply nyo kasi. DISABILITY means a person is not being able to perform a certain task because of his/her sickness. Meaning, yung may mga bali ang buto sa paa, binti, braso or yung mga may special needs like mga pipi, bulag at bingi.

    Don’t try to apply kung mukha naman kayong mga healthy in the first place. Gusto nyo lang ata makakuha ng discount kaya kayo nag apply e.

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  14. Janez on March 19th, 2018 12:45 pm

    Ask ko lng po kung pwede rin po bang iconsider and mga may chronic kidney disease? Functional man ang kanilang mata o tenga etc. Pero hindi na po nagffunction ang kanilang kidney kaya ung iba ay hindi rin nkkapagtrabaho. Ang mga kidney patient din po ay my panghabangbuhay na maintainance na gamot.kaya po kung makakasama cla s mga pwedeng bigyan din ng pwd malaking tulong po iyon sa gastusin.salamat po

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  15. Grace Masuecos on March 27th, 2018 3:53 pm

    Ask ko lang po pwede po bang kumuha ng pwd id khit walng brgy clearance.dto po kac nka base sa qc pro sa mindanao po ako nka rehistro.nd po kac mkakiha ng brgy clearance dto sa commonwealth dahil daw po nd ako botante dto.once a year lng po ako nkakauwi sa probinsya namin at malyo p po sa probinsya nmjn ung kuhanan ng pwd id.sana po matulungan nyo po ako.ung baby ko po ang may condintion sya po ay may down syndrome.salamat po

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  16. Shairra A. Pa on March 30th, 2018 12:43 pm

    Ilang taon poba pwede mag apply ng PWD ID?? Down syndrome yung baby ko.

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  17. D Navarette on April 3rd, 2018 11:26 am

    Dear Sir/Ma’am:


    Gusto ko lang po sana itananong kung pwede po ako mag apply ng PWD ID? Natanggalan po ako ng isang kidney noong 2016 dahil sa tumor na may cancer. Ngayon po ay wala akong trabaho at hindi din daw po ako pwedeng magpigil ng ihi. Sana po matulungan nyo ako kung paano ako makakakuha ng PWD ID. Salamat po!


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  18. Daniella Marie Bajamonde on April 5th, 2018 7:57 am

    Hello! May I ask if I could apply to have PWD ID? My Left eye has 600 grade while my right eye has 500 grade. Thank you!

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  19. Mckimson Sy Te on April 5th, 2018 1:04 pm

    hi i have an Mri result meron po kase ako na multiple slipped discs sa ngayon nakakaramdam nko ng difficukty and pain extreme at times pag tumatayo mask with in less than 2-3 minutes. Can i apply for p.w.d. card

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  20. Therese Nigos on April 9th, 2018 3:54 pm


    I was told that after having a TAHBSO operation I can apply for PWD id. What are the requirements pls and what certifications do I need under this condition?

    Please advise.

    Thank you.

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  21. Sarah mae Pamogas on April 11th, 2018 3:55 pm

    Hi po yung left eye ko po ay fully hindi po nakakita Since birth po pwede po ba akong makakuha ng pwd id?

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