QC gov’t urges qualified residents to claim ECQ cash aid

Published April 25, 2021, 9:33 PM

by Allysa Nievera

The local government of Quezon City on Sunday, reminded the residents who are enlisted to receive cash aid from the national government to claim it.

“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.

As of April 24, about 716,447 families or 2,251,282 individuals already received their financial aid since April 7, or 90.71% of the P2.481 billion allocated budget by the national government to the city.

A total of 123,658 families have not yet claimed their monetary aid while about 80,000 of which are residing in big barangays that are scheduled for payout starting on April 26. An estimated 40,000 families from the rest of the barangays have not yet claimed their financial aid.

Residents can check the list of the qualified beneficiaries in their barangays or in the official website of the city government at  www.quezoncity.gov.ph

If the cash aid remains unclaimed after a period of time, the aid may be re-allocated to residents who filed for reconsideration at the Grievance and Appeals Committees that were present in every payout site.

Beneficiaries who weren’t able to claim their financial aid in the payout sites, can go to the City treasurer’s Office starting on April 26.

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).