Senior Citizen

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Senior Citizen

A person over a certain age, usually 55 or 65. Senior citizens are often entitled to discounts for certain entertainment services like restaurants and cinemas. Very often, a senior citizen collects a retirement annuity from the government and/or a private plan. See also: Pensioner, Medicare, Social Security.
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The MOA said interested senior citizens must be 60 years old and above at the time of the application; must pass physical, medical, laboratory examinations and certified "fit to work"; and must submit a barangay certification, Mayor's permit or occupational permit to be issued by the Manila Health Department and other required documents.
Based on Comelec's data, there are now 114,490 senior citizens in the city while OSCA's data reveal that senior citizens in the city are now close to 320,000.
The income from the interest of senior citizens up to one million rupees was exempted from withholding tax by Budget 2015.
The new law also tasks the commission to conduct information and education campaigns on the awareness of the rights of senior citizens.
Among the functions of the Commission are to 'establish and maintain cooperations and consultations with local government units and national government agencies on all matters pertaining to the general welfare of senior citizens,' 'formulate policies for the promotion and protection of the rights and well-being of senior citizens,' 'ensure the full implementation of laws, policies and programs of the government pertaining to senior citizens.'
The bill also widens the coverage to include senior citizens who do not receive any form of pension.
The council, in a statement issued here, said the meeting agreed to the formulation of a bill for senior citizens to protect their welfare and rights, as well as to empower them, their family members and the community to create a strong support group for them and their caretakers.
Section 9 (3) of the Act states: 'The senior citizens shall be allowed the following privileges on the basis of senior citizen card: free of charge entry to public museums, libraries, parks and recreation facilities; financial supports to deserving senior citizens; separate counters for senior citizens in hospitals; concession in medical and medicine charges; separate medical wards; and membership of organization of senior citizens corps.'
Since the establishment of the Union in 1971, senior citizens have received more gains and their role in public life has increased, which mirrors the human and cultural dimension established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
For senior citizens, investing in high-yielding, debt-focused instruments like fixed deposits can ensure the safety of capital and stable growth of returns over time.
The commission will ensure effective implementation of all laws, policies, programs and projects intended to promote and protect the rights and well-being of senior citizens. "We will ensure adequate funding through the oversight function of the Senate to better manage and address the needs of the elderly," Go said.
The report also provided an overview of aliyah by senior citizens from 1990-2017, during which a total of 228,039 senior citizens relocated to Israel from all over the world.

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