Senior Citizen Discount

The Expanded Senior Citizen Act RA 9994

All processes and documentary requirements are according to the Republic Act 9994, Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) and of the ERC Resolution no. 23 series of 2010 – ERC supplemental guidelines.

The application for the senior citizen discount are renewable annually. In order to avail the discount, qualified members should renew their discount application.

Application Process

  1. Secure an application form from any SOCOTECO-1 Area Offices (Gaisano Grand Mall Area Sub-office or Surallah Area Sub-office)
  2. Submit the form together with the documentary requirements according to R.A. 9994:
    • Proof of age and citizenship
      (Photocopy of senior citizen ID card)
    • Proof of billing
      (Photocopy of recent Socoteco-1 Official Receipt/OR)
    • Proof of residence
      (Photocopy of voter’s ID or Certification from the Barangay)
  3. An authorization letter is required if a Senior Citizen wish to send a representative to process the application.

How much discount is given to qualified applicants?

5% discount every billing period for the following charges

  • Generation
  • Transmission
  • Distribution, Metering, Supply
  • System Loss
  • Loan Condonation

According to the ERC Supplemental Guidelines, the 5% discount does not apply to the total bill of the consumer.

Who can avail the discount?

According to Rule IV, Article 12, Section 1:

  1. The Meter/Meter registration is under the Senior Citizen for at least one (1) year;
  2. Monthly consumption should not be over one hundred (100) kWh;
  3. The privileges will be granted per household regardless of the number of Senior Citizen residents at home