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Veterans Memorial Medical Center

North Avenue, Quezon City


Contact No.: 9277393
Mandate
The Veterans Memorial Medical Center by virtue of the 80th U.S. Congress and through various amendments and programs
introduced is tasked to provide the best quality of hospitalization, medical care and treatment to veterans and their dependents and
to a limited number of civilian and Philhealth patients.
Vision
Recognizing the needs and welfare of the patients, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center has envisioned to determine the future
needs of the Center for the benefit of its client.
Four-Fold Mission
Patient Care - to provide the best possible medical care and treatment to eligible veterans and their dependents.
Education and Training - to provide an integrated, comprehensive and progressive educational training program
in the medical and allied fields not only among its staff and personnel but also to fellows, residents, interns and
undergraduate students.
Research - to develop and muster the research capabilities and potential of the medical center by initiating,
encouraging and promoting basic and clinical research activities.
Civic Action and Outreach Program - to provide basic medical services to nearby communities and to support the
civic action program of the National Government.
Function
The Center is mandated to implement its programs and projects namely; Hospitalization, Medical Care and Treatment to both the
inpatients, outpatients and contract hospitalization at Tala Sanitarium, Fellowship and Residency, Training Program, Staff
Development Program, Medical Research, Civic Action Program.
ABOUT VMMC
The Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) was established in 1955 primarily for the hospitalization and treatment of World
War II veterans pursuant to Public Law 865, 80th U.S. Congress. Various amendments have been introduced and the latest is
Republic Act 6948 which has liberalized the definition of veterans which now included the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
retirees. Likewise, the hospitalization benefit was extended to the veteran dependents.
The VMMC is a civilian bureau under the Secretary of National Defense. Because of its training facilities and accreditation from the
different societies in the field of medicine it became a medical center inaugurated in 1976 by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
In the Integrated Reorganization Plan of the National Government in 1972 as implemented by Letter of Instruction No. 19, the
VMMC was integrated with the Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO).






Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila
Eighth Congress


Republic Act No. 6948 April 9, 1990
AN ACT STANDARDIZING AND UPGRADING THE BENEFITS FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR
DEPENDENTS
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled::
TITLE I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS
Section 1. Declaration of Policy. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State to help foster the socioeconomic security
and general well-being of the country's veterans in recognition of their patriotic services in times of war and peace for the cause of
freedom and democracy; for the attainment of national unity, independence, and socioeconomic advancement; and for the
maintenance of peace and order, in keeping with the goals of the Government and the aspirations of the people.
Section 2. Definitions. For the purpose of and when used in this Act, the following terms shall be construed in the sense
indicated unless the context of a particular provision clearly indicates that a different sense is intended:
(a) Veteran any person who rendered military service in the land, sea or air forces of the Philippines during the revolution against
Spain, the Philippine-American War, World War II, including Filipino citizens who served in Allied Forces in the Philippine territory
and foreign nationals who served in Philippine forces, the Korean Campaign, the Vietnam Campaign, the Anti-Dissidence
Campaign, or other wars and military campaigns; or who rendered military service in the Armed Forces of the Philippines and has
been honorably discharged or separated after at least six (6) years total cumulative active service, or sooner separated due to death
or disability arising from a wound or injury received or sickness or disease incurred in line of duty while in the active service;
(b) Military Personnel officers, enlisted personnel, draftees and trainees in the active service of the Armed Forces of the
Philippines;
(c) Officer any person holding a commission in the regular or reserve components of the Armed Forces, or probationary officer, or
cadet of the Philippine Military Academy or of the flying or naval schools of the Armed Forces of the Philippines;
(d) Enlisted Person any person enlisted in the Armed Forces;
(e) Draftee any person who, upon completion of trainee service, is drafted into selective emergency military service for eighteen
(18) months or more;
(f) Trainee any person who, after reaching twenty (20) years of age, is conscripted into the Armed Forces for military training;
(g) Active Service any active duty in the regular or reserve components of the Armed Forces;
(h) Overseas Service includes any period of military service commencing from the date of departure from the Philippines for
service in foreign territory and terminating upon the date of return to Philippine soil;
(i) Dependent any spouse, child or parent who is wholly under the care and support of the veteran;
(j) Surviving Spouse the lawful widow or widower of the deceased veteran, or the innocent spouse if he or she was legally
separated by final judicial decree from the deceased;
(k) Children includes any child entitled to support from the veteran under existing laws;
(l) Minor Children those who are below eighteen (18) years of age;
(m) Incompetent describes the state of legal, physical or mental incapacity which makes one wholly dependent upon another for
care and support;
(n) Parents includes, in the absence of parents by nature, a father or mother by adoption and, in the absence of a legal parent, any
person who stood in loco parentis to the veteran at least one (1) year prior to his entry into the active service;
(o) Indigent Parents those whose aggregate income from all sources is deemed inadequate for daily sustenance or places them in
the class of those below the poverty line, as determined by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office based on official figures released by
the appropriate government agency;
(p) Political Prisoner a person who, for acts punishable for public rather than for private reasons which were directed against the
welfare, safety and security of the enemy occupation forces during World War II in connection with underground activities or the
resistance movement, was imprisoned, maltreated and killed, or died in prison due to ailment or injury; and
(q) Administrator the head of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office.
TITLE II
VETERAN'S BENEFITS
PART A.
Educational Benefits
Section 3. Eligibility. A veteran of the Philippine Army or of any recognized or deserving guerrilla organization who took active
participation in the resistance movement and/or in the liberation drive against the enemy during World War II, or of the Philippine
Expeditionary Forces to Korea, or of the Philippine Civic Action Group or Philippine Contingent in Vietnam, who has never
heretofore enjoyed educational benefit under Philippine law nor under United States law, who desires to study; or one (1) child of a
veteran in whose favor he renounces such right; or the surviving spouse or a child of a deceased veteran in whose favor the same is
applied for by the surviving spouse, or legal guardian; shall, upon certification of the Administrator, be admitted to any school,
college, university or institution authorized by the Government, with all school fees, including tuition, matriculation, athletic,
library, laboratory, medical, military training, diploma and graduation fees, at the expense of the Government, subject to the rules
and conditions promulgated by the Administrator.
PART B.
Disability Pension
Section 4. Eligibility. The disability pension as provided for in this Act shall apply to any veteran who was in the service of the
Philippine Army or guerrilla forces between the eighth of December, Nineteen hundred and forty-one and the third of July,
Nineteen hundred and forty-six; of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Constabulary who was in the active
service on and after the fourth of July, Nineteen hundred and forty-six; of the Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea who was in
the service overseas between the fifteenth of September, Nineteen hundred and fifty and the thirty-first of May, Nineteen hundred
and fifty-five; and of the Philippine Civil Action Group or Philippine Contingent in Vietnam who was in the service overseas between
the thirty-first of August, Nineteen hundred and sixty-four and the twentieth of December, Nineteen hundred and sixty-nine.
Section 5. Pension Rates. A veteran who is disabled owing to sickness, disease, wounds, or injuries sustained in line of duty
shall be given monthly pension in accordance with the rates prescribed hereunder, unless he is actually receiving a similar pension
for the same disability from other government funds or from the United States Government:
(a) If and while the disability is rated anywhere from ten to thirty per centum (10%-30%), the monthly pension shall be Six hundred
pesos (P600.00);
(b) If and while the disability is rated forty per centum (40%), the monthly pension shall be Six hundred seventy-five pesos
(P675.00);
(c) If and while the disability is rated fifty per centum (50%), the monthly pension shall be Seven hundred fifty pesos (P750.00);
(d) If and while the disability is rated sixty per centum (60%), the monthly pension shall be Eight hundred twenty-five pesos
(P825.00);
(e) If and while the disability is rated seventy per centum (70%), the monthly pension shall be Nine hundred pesos (P900.00);
(f) If and while the disability is rated eighty per centum (80%), the monthly pension shall be Nine hundred seventy-five pesos
(P975.00);
(g) If and while the disability is rated ninety per centum (90%), the monthly pension shall be One thousand fifty pesos (P1,050.00);
and
(h) If and while the disability is total or rated one hundred per centum (100%), the monthly pension shall be One thousand one
hundred twenty-five pesos (P1,125.00) plus One hundred fifty pesos (P150.00) each for the spouse and unmarried minor children.
Section 6. Effectivity of Pension. The date of effectivity of the pension that may be awarded to an applicant will be based on
the conditions specified hereunder:
(a) As regards officers and enlisted personnel of the Philippine Army and guerrilla organizations of World War II, on the day the
application is received but in no case earlier than the date of the approval of this Act; and
(b) As regards all other veterans:
(1) On the date immediately following the date of discharge if the application was filed within one (1) year after the veteran's
separation from the service; or
(2) On the day the application was received if the application was filed beyond one (1) year after the veteran's separation from the
service.
Section 7. Re-evaluation. Periodic re-evaluation or redetermination of a veteran's disability, in appropriate cases, shall be the
responsibility of the Disability Rating Board of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office. The AFP Medical Center and the Veterans
Memorial Medical Center, upon request by the Board, shall make available the clinical records, disability work sheets and other
pertinent papers and documents and shall conduct x-ray, laboratory test, and other examinations on the veteran concerned. Such
medical examinations and tests may also be undertaken by any other government hospital nearest the residence of the veteran
concerned, upon request by the Board. The Board shall formulate the procedures necessary to carry out its re-evaluation or
redetermination activities.
Section 8. Exemption. A disabled veteran shall be exempted from periodic examination and re-rating in the following cases:
(a) When the disability is considered as static;
(b) When the disability is permanent in nature or of such character that there is no likelihood of improvement; or
(c) When the veteran is already fifty-seven (57) years of age or over.
PART C.
Pension for Veterans of the Revolution
Section 9. Eligibility. Any veteran who served in the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War any time during
the period between the twenty-third of August, Eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and the sixth of May, Nineteen hundred and two,
shall be entitled to a monthly pension of Six hundred pesos (P600.00) plus One hundred fifty pesos (P150.00) each for his spouse
and unmarried minor children.
PART D.
Old-Age Pension
Section 10. Eligibility. A veteran who is at least sixty-five (65) years old shall be paid an old-age pension of Five hundred pesos
(P500.00) monthly unless he is actually receiving a similar pension for the same consideration from other government funds or
from the United States Government.
Section 11. Entitlement of Surviving Spouse. The surviving spouse of a veteran who died after having received old-age
pension shall be paid a pension of Five hundred pesos (P500.00) monthly until she remarries or dies, and the surviving spouse of a
veteran who died without having received old-age pension shall, if she does not remarry, be paid a pension of Five hundred pesos
(P500.00) monthly when she reaches the age of sixty-five (65) and until she remarries or dies, unless she is actually receiving a
similar pension for the same consideration from other government funds or from the United States Government.
PART E.
Death Pension
Section 12. Eligibility. For the death of a veteran in line of duty or at any time after honorable discharge or separation from the
service as a result of wounds or injury received or sickness or disease incurred in line of duty or as a consequence of the performance
of such duty, and of a political prisoner who died in prison or was killed by the enemy armed forces during World War II, the
surviving spouse and unmarried minor children or, in default thereof, the indigent parents, except those who for the same reason
are actually receiving a similar pension from other government funds or from the United States Government, may be given a
pension of Five hundred pesos (P500.00) a month for the surviving spouse and Two hundred fifty pesos (P250.00) a month for each
unmarried minor child until the surviving spouse remarries or dies, and until the minor child dies, marries, or reaches the age of
eighteen (18), or Two hundred fifty pesos (P250.00) for each indigent parent, with the right of accretion, until they die: Provided,
however, That only fifty per centum (50%) of the rates herein prescribed shall be awarded to the surviving spouse and minor
children, or indigent parents of a veteran of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who, in line of duty, died of injury or ailment which
was not incurred in war or in a military campaign against aggression, dissidence, rebellion or sedition nor as a direct result of such
war or military campaign.
Section 13. Pension for the Surviving Spouse of a Veteran of the Revolution. The surviving spouse of a veteran of the
revolution against Spain or the Philippine-American War shall be entitled to a monthly pension of Six hundred pesos (P600.00)
until she remarries or dies, the provisions of the next preceding section notwithstanding, unless she is actually receiving a similar
pension from other government funds.
Section 14. Termination of Right of Death Gratuity and Entitlement to Death Pension in Lieu Thereof . Without
prejudice to the receipt of death gratuity benefits provided for under the Employees' Compensation Law, the right to death gratuity
granted to the next of kin of military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who died in line of duty, pursuant to the
provisions of Section Six of Republic Act Numbered Five hundred seventy-three and Sections Three and Four of Republic Act
Numbered Six hundred ten, as amended, shall cease upon the approval of this Act and, in lieu thereof, they shall be eligible to death
pension as provided in this Act: Provided, however, That where the right to the said gratuity has already accrued prior to the
approval of this Act, the next of kin concerned shall have the option to either waive the entitlement thereto or to receive the death
pension: Provided, finally, That in the case of a next of kin who has already been paid the aforesaid gratuity, he may apply for death
pension herein granted on condition that the death gratuity received shall be refunded from such future payments of death pension
in a reasonable monthly amount as may be determined by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office until the death gratuity is fully
refunded.
PART F.
Hospitalization, Medical Care and Treatment
Section 15. Eligibility. The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office shall provide hospitalization, medical care and treatment in the
Veterans Memorial Medical Center, in the veterans wards of selected government hospitals or in such other medical facility that it
may designate to veterans of the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War, World War II, Korean Campaign and
Vietnam Campaign; military retirees, disabled veterans receiving disability pensions under this Act; their eligible dependents and
such other persons as may be authorized pursuant to the rules and regulations promulgated by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office
as approved by the Secretary of National Defense: Provided, That eligible dependents shall be limited to the spouse, unmarried
minor children or children who are mentally or physically incompetent regardless of age, and dependent parents or foster parents
regardless of the veteran's civil status.
Section 16. Veterans Memorial Medical Center. The Veterans Memorial Medical Center shall be the primary medical
facility for the hospitalization and medical care of eligible veterans and dependents and, for this purpose, shall be upgraded and
expanded to provide two hundred (200) additional beds for a total capacity of seven hundred (700) beds to accommodate all eligible
beneficiaries as defined in the preceding section.
Section 17. Veterans Wards. The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office shall enter into agreement with selected government
hospitals including regional, provincial, district and municipal hospitals for the establishment of veterans wards, with an initial
aggregate capacity of at least one thousand (1,000) beds, to provide hospitalization and medical care to eligible veterans and
dependents: Provided, That there will be at least one (1) government hospital with a veterans ward in each province and in each city
which is not a provincial capital.
Section 18. Hospitalization in Other Government Hospitals. In cases where it is more convenient and expedient for the
veterans and their dependents, they may be admitted free of charge into any hospital or health institution of the national, provincial
or city government, other than those specifically designated for veterans medical service, pursuant to arrangements between the
Philippine Veterans Affairs Office and the Secretary of Health.
PART G.
Burial Benefits
Section 19. Burial Flag. The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office shall furnish a flag to drape the casket of each deceased veteran.
After the interment of the veteran, the flag so furnished shall be presented to his next of kin in an appropriate manner.
Section 20. Burial Assistance. Unless the next of kin of a deceased veteran is entitled to a similar benefit from the United
States Government, he shall be given Four thousand pesos (P4,000.00) as burial assistance upon application therefor in due form
which shall be filed within two (2) years from the death of the veteran concerned.
TITLE III
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 21. Non-Prescription of Claims. Except as herein otherwise provided, the application for the benefits and
compensation granted under this Act shall not prescribe.
Section 22. Application. All applications for benefits granted under this Act shall be filed with the Philippine Veterans Affairs
Office except those for disability pensions of officers and enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines which shall be
filed with the General Headquarters, Armed Forces of the Philippines which shall receive, docket and process such claims prior to
transmittal to the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office. Payment of claims, as finally adjudicated by the Administrator, shall be made
by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office.
Section 23. Exemption of Pension from Income Tax, Attachment, Levy, Garnishment. Any pension granted a
beneficiary under this Act shall not, wholly or partly, to subject to income tax, attachment, execution, forfeiture, or retention under
any legal or equitable proceedings, either while in the possession of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office or any of its officers, while
in transit, or already in the hands of the beneficiary, nor shall any lien of any kind or under any consideration be imposed thereon.
Section 24. Fraudulent Claims. When fraud is shown to have been committed by or with the knowledge of an applicant for
any of the benefits granted under this Act, the application shall be disapproved or, if the application is already approved, such
approval and the award of the benefit shall be voided as of the date of its effectivity and all other benefits under this Act which are
due or to become due to the applicant shall be forfeited without prejudice to the filing of the necessary court action for the fraud
committed: Provided, however, That the party or parties to the fraud, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than
Two thousand pesos (P2,000.00), or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, at
the discretion of the court, in addition to the refund of such amount the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office has paid in monthly
pension or otherwise disbursed in connection with the fraudulent claim.
Section 25. Human Rights Violation. Benefits under this Act may be withheld if the Commission on Human Rights shall
certify to the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines that the veteran concerned has been found guilty by final
judgment of a gross human rights violation while in the service. This factor shall not be considered taken against his next of kin.
Section 26. Service Fee or Compensation. Unless otherwise expressly authorized by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office,
no fee or compensation shall be charged any veteran or beneficiary for any service rendered in the course of official business or
transaction relating to any claim, nor shall any retention or deduction of any amount from any pension be allowed.
Section 27. Authority of Officers to Administer Oath, Take Testimony. The legal officers, investigators, regional
veterans assistance representatives, and organic contact officers of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office may administer such oaths
as may be necessary in the conduct of investigations or in the performance of such other duties as the Administrator may expressly
authorize pertaining to claims for the benefits granted under this Act: Provided, however, That other officials not mentioned herein
may administer oath only when properly authorized by the Administrator and only for documents in support of claims for benefits
granted under this Act.
Section 28. Adjustment of Pensions. All pensions authorized under this Act shall accordingly be adjusted to the same extent
and with the same date of effectivity of any general adjustment of the salaries and wages of the personnel of the National
Government and/or the Armed Forces of the Philippines as may be authorized in the ensuing fiscal years after the approval of this
Act and funds for this purpose shall be provided by the Department of Budget and Management.
Section 29. Implementing Rules and Regulations. The Department of National Defense shall formulate the necessary
rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this Act. The rules and regulations issued pursuant to this section shall take
effect fifteen (15) days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation.
Section 30. Appropriations. The amount of One billion two hundred ninety-eight million pesos (P1,298,000,000.00) is
hereby appropriated to carry out the initial implementation of this Act. Thereafter, such sums as may be necessary for its continued
implementation shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.
Section 31. Separability Clause. If any provision of this Act shall be held invalid, the remaining provisions shall be given full
force and effect as completely as if the provision held invalid had not been included herein.
Section 32. Repealing Clause. All laws, rules, regulations, orders, circulars and memoranda inconsistent with any provision
of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Section 33. Effectivity. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: April 9, 1990



Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila
Thirteenth Congress
Third Regular Session


Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-fourth day of July, two thousand six.
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9396
March 18, 2007
AN ACT REDEFINING THE TERM "VETERAN" THEREBY AMENDING FURTHER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6948, AS
AMENDED
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Section 2 (a), Title 1 of Republic Act No. 6948 is amended to read as follows:
"(a) Veteran - any person who: (1) rendered military service in the land, sea or air forces of the Philippines during the
revolution against Spain, the Philippine-American War, and World War II, including Filipino citizens who served with the
Allied Forces in Philippine territory; (2) was a member of the Philippine Expeditionary Forces sent to the Korean War and
the Philippine Civic Action Group sent to the Vietnam War; (3) rendered military service in the Armed Forces of the
Philippines (AFP) and has been honorably discharged or retired after at least twenty (20) years total cumulative active
service or sooner separated while in the active service in the AFP due to death or disability arising from a wound or injury
received or sickness or disease incurred in line of duty."
SEC. 2. Coverage of Persons in Military Service. - This Act shall apply to those persons who are going to enter the military
service after its effectivity.
SEC. 3. Implementing Rules and Regulations. - For purposes of the administration of veterans benefits provided for in
Republic Act No. 6948, as amended by Republic Act No. 7696, the Department of National Defense shall issue the implementing
rules and regulations.
SEC. 4. Repealing Clause. - All laws, rules, regulations, orders, circulars and memoranda inconsistent with this Act are hereby
repealed or modified accordingly.
SEC. 5. Effectivity. - This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days following its publication in at least two national newspapers of
general circulation.
Approved,
MANNY VILLAR
President of the Senate
JOSE DE VENECIA JR.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1967 and House Bill No. 4451 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of
Representatives on December 19, 2006 and January 29, 2007, respectively.
OSCAR G. YABES
Secretary of Senate
ROBERTO P. NAZARENO
Secretary General
House of Represenatives
Approved: MAR 18, 2007
GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines

REPUBLIC ACT No. 2664
AN ACT TO CONSOLIDATE INTO ONE OFFICE TO BE KNOWN AS THE "PHILIPPINE VETERANS
ADMINISTRATION" THE BOARD ON PENSIONS FOR VETERANS CREATED BY COMMONWEALTH ACT SIX
HUNDRED AND FIVE, THE PHILIPPINE VETERANS BOARD CREATED BY REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED SIXTY-
FIVE, THE CLAIMS OFFICE CREATED BY VIRTUE OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-
SIX, THE VETERANS BACK PAY COMMISSION CREATED BY REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED EIGHT HUNDRED
NINETY-SEVEN AND THE REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED EIGHTEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINE, AMENDING
THEREBY THE LAWS CITED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Section 1. Short title. This Act shall be known and cited as the "Philippine Veterans Administration Act."
Section 2. "Veteran" defined. For the purpose of this Act, the term "veteran" shall include all military personnel who served with
the military forces of the Philippines during the revolution against Spain, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II,
and the Korean conflict: Provided, That military personnel of the Armed Forces of the United States who are entitled to benefits
under Philippine laws, as well as their heirs, beneficiaries and successors in interest, shall be considered as veterans for the purposes
of this Act: Provided, further, That the benefits to be administered under the provisions of this Act shall pertain only on those due
by reason of service as a veteran as defined herein.
Section 3. Creation. As a consolidated office to administer all benefits due the veterans, their heirs or beneficiaries, and
Administration is hereby created to be named the "Philippine Veterans Administration" which shall be under the Office of the
President of the Philippines.
Section 4. Composition. The Administration shall be composed of an Administrator and four Deputy Administrators to be known
as First, Second, Third and Fourth Deputy Administrators, who shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines with the
consent of the Commission on Appointments and who shall hold office during good behavior unless sooner removed for cause or
become incapacitated to discharge the duties of their office.
In case of inability of the Administrator to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the First Deputy Administrator shall act as
Administrator aside from performing other duties which may be assigned to him as First Deputy Administrator.
In case of inability of the First Deputy Administrator to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Second Deputy
Administrator shall act as First Deputy Administrator aside from performing other duties which may be assigned to him as Second
Deputy Administrator.
In case of inability of the Second Deputy Administrator to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Third Deputy
Administrator shall act as Second Deputy Administrator aside from performing other duties which may be assigned to him as Third
Deputy Administrator.
In case of inability of the Third Deputy Administrator to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Fourth Deputy
Administrator shall act as Third Deputy Administrator aside from performing other duties which may be assigned to him as Fourth
Deputy Administrator.
In case of inability of the Fourth Administrator to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the ranking division chief shall act as
Fourth Deputy Administrator aside from performing other duties which may be assigned to him as Chief of Division.
Section 5. Qualifications and disqualifications. The Administrator and the Deputy Administrators shall be veterans, at least forty
years of age, and good moral character.
Any person who has been found guilty administratively or judicially of direct or indirect participation in any anomaly or irregularity
committed in the government service and/or has been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude, shall be disqualified from
appointment in the Philippine Veterans Administration.
Section 6. Framework. The Administrator and the Deputy Administrator shall, with the Administrators as Chairman and the four
Deputy Administrators as members, constitute a Board which shall exercise all the powers, prerogatives, duties and functions of the
offices abolished by this Act.
Section 7. Quorum. The Administrator or in case of inability to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Acting
Administrator and two Deputy Administrators shall constitute a quorum of the Board.
Section 8. Abolition of offices: Transfer. Upon the appointment of the Administrator and Deputy Administrators as provided in
Section four hereof, the Board on Pensions for Veterans, the Philippine Veterans Board, the Veterans Back Pay Commission, and the
Veterans Claims Commission, are hereby abolished, and their personnel, books, records, documents, files, supplies, equipment,
furniture, appropriations and unrevertible or unexpended balance of their prior and/or current appropriations are hereby
transferred to the Philippine Veterans Administration.
So much of the annual appropriations authorized under Republic Act Numbered One hundred thirty-six, and of the unexpended
balances from current and prior years' appropriations under the same Act, together with the corresponding number of civilian
employees to be paid out of such funds, and all such books, records, documents, files supplies, equipment and furniture, as may be
necessary to enable the Philippine Veterans Administration to discharge the functions and duties transferred to it under Section
nine of this Act, are hereby transferred from the Judge Advocate General, Armed Forces of the Philippines, to the Philippine
Veterans Administration.
Section 9. Powers, duties and functions. Subject to the provisions of Section ten hereof, the powers, duties and functions now
vested in or exercised and performed by the office enumerated in Section eight hereof, and those exercised and performed by the
Claims Office under the Judge Advocate General, Armed Forces of the Philippines, are hereby transferred to the Philippine Veterans
Administration: Provided, That the powers, duties and functions in relation to the implementation of Republic Act Numbered Three
hundred and forty and Republic Act Numbered Six hundred and ten, including the administration of the monies left to minor heirs
under Republic Act Numbered One hundred and thirty-six, shall remain with the offices now administering such laws: Provided,
further, That the duties and functions of the National Treasurer shall be limited only to the issuance of acknowledgment certificates
and certificates of indebtedness or treasury warrants in liquidation of the same, upon recommendation of the Philippine Veterans
Administration.
Section 10. Functions retained by certain officials. The functions heretofore performed respectively by the Secretary of National
Defense and the Adjutant General or other officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines referring to the certification of service,
the line of duty status, the service connection of death or disability under the laws on gratuity, and other similar matters shall
continue to be performed by them.
Section 11. Policies, rules and regulations. Subject to existing laws, the Administration shall have the power to promulgate and
issue rules and regulations as may be found necessary to govern its operations and to carry out the aims and purposes of this Act
and of all other laws to be administered by the Administration.
Section 12. Salaries of the Administrative and Deputy Administrators. The Administrator shall receive an annual compensation
of twelve thousand, and each of the Deputy Administrators, ten thousand.
Section 13. Transitory provision. The Chairman of the Philippine Veterans Board shall act as Administrator until one has been
appointed by the President. He shall cause the immediate transfer to the Administrator of the offices mentioned in Section eight
hereof to effect the consolidation.
Section 14. Budgetary adjustment: Civil service eligibility. The Budget Commissioner shall make immediate provisions for
budgetary adjustments to carry out the purposes of this Act: Provided, That no employee who is qualified under the Civil Service
Law of 1959, now serving in any of the offices herein consolidated into the Philippines Veterans Administration, shall be laid off nor
shall his salary be reduced by reason of this consolidation.
Section 15. Repealing clause. All laws and parts of laws inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
Section 16. Date of effectivity. This Act shall take effect upon its approval. Approved: June 18, 1960
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila
Fourteenth Congress
First Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-third day of July, two thousand seven.
Republic Act No. 9499
April 09, 2008
AN ACT ALLOWING FILIPINO WORLD WAR II VETERANS TO CONTINUE RECEIVING PHILIPPINE
GOVERNMENT PENSIONS AND BENEFITS NOTWITHSTANDING SIMILAR PENSIONS AND BENEFITS
PROVIDED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, THEREBY AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6948, AS
AMENDED
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled::
SECTION 1. Short Title. - This Act shall be known as the "Filipino World War II Veterans Pensions and Benefits Act of
2008."
SEC. 2. Declaration of Policy. - It is the policy of the State to recognize and reward the courage and heroism of Filipino World
War II veterans by granting them pensions and benefits even when similar pensions and benefits are already provided by the United
States Government.
SEC. 3. Amendment of Section 10 of Republic Act No. 6948, as Amended. - Section 10 of Republic Act No. 6948, as
amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 10. Eligibility. - A veteran as defined in Section 2(a) of this Act who is at least sixty-five (65) years old shall be paid
and old-age pension of Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) monthly for life, unless he is actually receiving a similar pension
for the same consideration from other government funds."
SEC. 4. Amendment of Section 11 of Republic Act No. 6948, as Amended. - Section 11 of Republic Act No. 6948, as
amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 11. Pension of Surviving Spouse. - The surviving spouse of a veteran as defined in Section 2(a) of this Act shall,
Regardless of age, be paid a pension of Five thousand pesos (P5,000,00) monthly until he/she remarries or dies, unless
he/she is actually receiving a similar pension for the same consideration from other Philippine Government funds. This
pension is separate and distinct from the death pension granted under Section 12 of this Act."
SEC. 5. Appropriation. - The funding to carry out this Act shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.
SEC. 6. Repealing Clause. - All laws, decrees, orders, rules and regulations or other issuances or parts thereof inconsistent with
the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SEC. 7. Separability Clause. - If any portion or provision of this Act is declared unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act or
any provisions not affected thereby shall remain in force and effect.
SEC. 8. Effectivity. - This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days following the completion of its publication in the Official Gazette
or in a newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines.
Approved,
(Sgd.) PROSPERO C. NOGRALES
Speaker of the House of Representatives
(Sgd.) MANNY VILLAR
President of the Senate
This Act which is consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1659 and House Bill No. 3323 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of
Representatives on March 12, 2008.
(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General
House of Represenatives
(Sgd.) EMMA LIRIO-REYES
Secretary of Senate
Approved: April 09, 2008
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7696

AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6948 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "AN ACT
STANDARDIZING AND UPGRADING THE BENEFITS FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS."

SECTION 1. Section 3 of the Republic Act No. 6948 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 3. Eligibility. Any person who rendered military service in the land, sea or air forces of the Philippines
during the revolution against Spain, the Philippine-American War, World War II, including Filipino citizens who
served in allied forces in the Philippine territory and foreign nationals who served in Philippine forces or of any
recognized or deserving guerrilla organization who took active participation in the resistance movement and/or
in the liberation drive against the enemy during World War II, or of the Philippine Expeditionary Forces to
Korea, or of the Philippine Civic Action Group or Philippine Contingent in Vietnam, who has never heretofore
enjoyed educational benefit under Philippine law nor under the United States law, who desires to study; or one
direct descendant of a veteran in whose favor he renounces such right; or the surviving spouse or a direct
descendant of a deceased veteran in whose favor the same is applied for by the surviving spouse or by the legal
guardian shall, upon certification of the Administrator, be admitted to any school, college, university, or
institution authorized by the Government, with all school fees, including tuition, matriculation, athletic, library,
laboratory, medical, military training, diploma and graduation fees, at the expense of the Government, subject to
rules and conditions promulgated by the Administrator."
Sec. 2. Section 5, Title II of Republic Act No. 6948 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 5. Pension Rates. A veteran who is disabled owing to sickness, disease, wounds or injuries sustained in
line of duty shall be given a monthly disability pension in accordance with the rates prescribed hereunder, unless
he is actually receiving a similar pension for the same disability from other government funds or from the United
States Government;
"(a) If and while the disability is rated anywhere from ten to thirtyper centum (10% - 30%) the monthly pension
shall be One thousand pesos (P1,000.00);
"(b) If and while the disability is rated anywhere from thirty-one to forty per centum (31% - 40%), the monthly
pension shall be One thousand one hundred pesos (P1,100.00);
"(c) If and while the disability is rated anywhere from forty-one to fifty per centum (41% - 50%), the monthly
pension shall be One thousand two hundred pesos (P1,200.00);
"(d) If and while the disability is rated anywhere from fifty-one to sixty per centum (51% - 60%), the monthly
pension shall be One thousand three hundred pesos (P1,300.00);
"(e) If and while the disability is rated anywhere from sixty-one to seventy per centum (61% - 70%), the monthly
pension shall be One thousand hundred pesos (P1,400.00);
"(f) If and while the disability is rated anywhere from seventy-one to eighty per centum (71% - 80%), the monthly
pension shall be One thousand five hundred pesos (P1,500.00); chan robles virtual law library
"(g) If and while the disability is rated anywhere from eighty-one to ninety per centum (81% - 90%), the monthly
pension shall be One thousand six hundred pesos (P1,600.00);
"(h) If and while the disability is rated anywhere from ninety-one to one hundred per centum (91% - 100%), the
monthly pension shall be One thousand seven hundred pesos (P1,700.00): plus Five hundred pesos (P500.00) for
the spouse and each unmarried minor children:Provided, That a veteran, with or without a service-connected or
non-service connected disability, upon reaching the age of seventy (70) is deemed totally disabled with one
hundred per centum (100%) rating and shall be entitled to a monthly pension of One thousand seven hundred
pesos (P1,700.00) plus Five hundred pesos (P500.00) for the spouse and each unmarried minor children."
Sec. 3. Section 9 of Republic Act No. 6948 is hereby repealed and Section 10 of Republic Act No. 6948 is hereby
amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 10. Eligibility. A veteran as defined in Section 2(a) of this Act who is at least sixty-five (65) years old shall
be paid an old-age pension of One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) monthly for life, unless he is actually receiving a
similar pension for the same consideration from other-government funds or from the United States
Government:Provided, That in the succeeding years starting January, 1995, said One thousand pesos (P1,000.00)
monthly old-age pension shall be increased annually by not less than Five hundred pesos (P500) per month until
total old-age pension shall be at least Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) per month."
Sec. 4. Section 13 of the Republic Act No. 6948 is repealed and Section 11 of Republic Act No. 6948 is hereby
amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 11. Pension of Surviving Spouse. The surviving spouse of a veteran as defined in Section 2(a) of this Act
shall, regardless of age, be paid a pension of One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) monthly until he/she remarries or
dies, unless he/she is actually receiving a similar pension for the same consideration from other government
funds or from the United States government. This pension is separate and distinct from the death pension
granted under Section 12 of this Act:Provided, That in the succeeding years starting January, 1995, said One
thousand pesos (P1,000.00) monthly pension shall be increased annually by not less than Five hundred pesos
(P500.00) per month until total pension shall be at least Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) per month."
Sec. 5. Section 12 of Republic Act No. 6948 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 12. Eligibility. For the death of a veteran in line of duty or at any time after honorable discharge or
separation from the service as a result of wounds, or injury received or sickness of disease incurred in line of duty
or as a consequence of the performance of duty, and of a political prisoner who died in prison or was killed by the
enemy armed forces during World War II, the surviving spouse and unmarried minor children or, in default
thereof, the parents, except those who for the same reason are actually receiving a similar pension from other
government funds or from the United States Government, shall be given a pension of One thousand pesos
(P1,000.00) a month for the surviving spouse and One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) a month for each unmarried
child until the surviving spouse remarries or dies, and until the minor child dies, marries or reaches the age of
eighteen (18), or One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) for each parent with the right of accretion, until they die."
Sec. 6. Section 18 of Republic Act No. 6948 is repealed and Section 17 of Republic Act No. 6948 is hereby amended
to read as follows:
"Sec. 17. Veterans Wards. The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office shall enter into agreement with all
government hospitals including regional, provincial, district and municipal hospitals for the establishment of
veterans wards, with an initial aggregate capacity of at least two thousand (2,000) beds to provide hospitalization
and medical care to veterans and dependents: Provided, That there will be at least one (1) government hospital
with a veterans ward in each province and each city which is not a provincial capital: Provided, further, That the
hospital where the veteran was confined shall immediately inform the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO)
accordingly of his confinement, for the latter to immediately remit to said hospital the necessary funds in
payment of the confined veteran's expenses for hospitalization and medicines which shall not be less than Two
hundred pesos (P200.00): Provided, finally, That funds remitted by PVAO to any government hospital for this
purpose shall be retained by the hospital and used for its operations in addition to its regularly appropriated
funds."

Sec. 7. Section 20 of Republic Act No. 6948 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 20. Burial Assistance. Unless the person who defrayed the expenses for the funeral of a deceased veteran
is entitled to a similar benefit from the United States Government, he/she shall be given Ten thousand pesos
(P10,000.00) as burial assistance upon application therefor in due form which shall be filed within two (2) years
from the death of the veteran concerned."
Sec. 8. Section 23 of Republic Act No. 6948 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 23. Exemption of Pension from Income Tax, Attachment, Levy, Garnishment. Any pension granted a
beneficiary under this Act shall not, wholly or partly, be subject to income tax, attachment, execution, forfeiture,
or retention under any legal or equitable proceedings, except for membership dues to the Veterans Federation of
the Philippines which, with the beneficiary's consent, shall be deducted and remitted by the Philippines Veterans
Affairs Office direct to the Veterans Federation of the Philippines, either while in the possession of the Philippine
Veterans Affairs Office or any of its officers, while in transit, or already in the hands of the beneficiaries, nor shall
any lien of any kind or under any consideration be imposed thereon."
Sec. 9. Additional Benefits from Local Governments. Notwithstanding any existing laws, rules and regulations,
veterans and their dependents or survivors who receive such benefits under Republic Act No. 6948 may also
receive any additional benefits granted by their respective local governments.

Sec. 10. Funding. Funds for the purpose of this Act shall be included in the annual general appropriations of the
Department of National Defense and such funds required for the initial implementation of benefits adjusted or
upgraded under this Act shall be taken from the available savings and funds of the National Government.
Sec. 11. Repealing Clause. All existing laws or parts thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are
hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Sec. 12. Effectivity Clause. This Act shall take effect upon approval.


Approved: April 9, 1994






Veterans Benefits and Services
Who is considered a VETERAN?
A VETERAN is any person who
rendered honorable military service in the land, sea or air force of the Philippines during the Revolution against
Spain and World War II;
rendered military service in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as a member of the Philippine
Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK) and was honorably discharged;
rendered military service in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as a member of the Philippine Civic Action
Group (PHILCAG) and was honorably discharged;
rendered military service in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and has been honorably discharged or
separated after at least six years total cumulative active service (pursuant to RA 6948) prior to 2006;
rendered military service in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) but separated from service due to death
(officers or enlisted personnel who were killed-in-action (KIA) or died in line-of-duty (LOD);
rendered military service in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) but separated due to disability arising from
a wound or injury received or sickness or disease incurred in line of duty while in the active service (officers or
enlisted personnel who with Certificate of Discharge due to Disability [CDD] from the AFP Medical Center);
rendered a minimum of six years of military service in the Philippine Constabulary (PC) which was then under the
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) prior to integration in the Philippine National Police (PNP) in 1991;
rendered a minimum of six years of military service in the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) when it was still part of
the Philippine Navy - AFP;
rendered military service in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and has been honorably discharged or
separated after at least twenty years total cumulative active service pursuant to RA 9396 enacted in 2006 (those
enlisted in the AFP after the enactment of the law);
Categories of VETERAN
WWII
1. RG
2. DG
3. MSB
4. USAFFE
5. OLD PS
6. Recognized Guerilla
Post WWII
1. AFP
2. PEFTOK
3. PHILCAG
Type of Benefits:
Old Age Pension
Death Pension
Disability Pension
Hospitalization
Educational Benefit
Burial Assistance
Total Administrative Disability


Limitations:
1. The widow-beneficiary should not be receiving a similar pension for the same consideration from other
government funds or from the United States government.
2. The pension is terminated when the surviving spouse remarried
3. Veteran died between 09 April 1990 and 09 April 1994 before his 65th birthday: Effective dated is widow's 65th
birthday or 09 April 1994, whichever is earlier, but no earlier than veteran's date of death.
4. Veteran died between 09 April 1990 and 09 April 1994 after his 65th birthday; Effective date is veteran's date of
death.
5. Veteran died after 09 April 1994: Effective date is veteran's date of death.
Basic requirements: (pangunahing dokumento)
1. Proof of service
o For WWII AFP veterans - Military Service Record from NRD, OTAG. Ex-pc serviceman - MSR from
Camp Crame.
o For Philippine Scout - enlistment record/report of separation from USVA. Cut-off date for the Philippine
Scout Service (on or before 3 June 1946)
o Claim number of any approved claim, if dg.
2. Proof of birth
o Birth certificate from LCR/NSO/archives office with registry no. (original or certified photocopy done by
issuing officer)
3. Proof of death
o Death certificate from LCR/NSO with LCR registry number (original or photocopy)
4. Proof of marriage
o Marriage certificate from LCR/NSO with registry number (original or certified photocopy).
5. Valid ID (passport, driver's license, COMELEC ID, postal ID, GSIS/SSS ID, AFP ID or VMMC greencard).
6. 2 pcs. Latest ID pictures of veteran and spouse
Secondary requirements in cases basic documents are insufficient: (karagdagang dokumento kung hindi sapat ang
pangunahing dokumento na isinumite ayon sa nakatala sa itaas o kawalan ng pangunahing dokumento).
1. Proof of service, any of the following:
1. Discharge certificate.
2. Form 23/21/24
3. Affidavit of 2 comrades-in-arms (in cases information in MSR is insufficient)
2. Proof of birth;
1. Certificate of non-availability issued by LCR/NSO or archives office
2. Baptismal certificate
3. Joint affidavit of 2 disinterested persons
4. Certificate of 2 disinterested persons
3. Proof of death
1. Certificate of non-availability issued by LCR/NSO or archives office
2. Joint affidavit of 2 disinterested persons
3. Burial permit or certificate of interment record
4. Casualty report
4. Proof of marriage, submit (a) and any 2 of b, c, d, e, f and g.
1. Certificate of non-availability issued by LCR/NSO or archives office
2. Joint affidavit of 2 disinterested persons
3. Birth certificate of any one child
4. Land title
5. Declaration of beneficiaries



Limitations:
1. The beneficiary should not be receiving a similar pension for the same reason from other government funds or
form the United States government.
2. The pension of the surviving spouse is terminated upon remarriage.
3. The pension of a child is terminated upon reaching the 18th birthday or upon marriage.
Pension Rates:

Notes:
1. Rates of death pension prior to 09 April 1990 are covered by Republic Act 65 (WWII)
2. From 09 April 1990 to 09 April 1994, pension rates for survivors of non-combat related deaths are 50% of the
prescribed rates.
Effectivity of pension:
Death of the veteran or 09 April 1990 whichever is later.
Surviving spouse (death as result of service connected disability)
1. Last re-rating from DRB
2. Death certificate of veteran from LCR with registry number/casualty report
3. Marriage contract certificates from LCR with registry number
4. AGO form 23
5. Marriage contract
For the parents (where the soldier is single)
1. Military service record (to prove that the deceased is indeed a soldier) report.
2. Line of duty status (to prove that the soldier was killed in action).
3. Declaration of beneficiaries.
4. Death certificate of veteran issued by the LCR with registry number (to prove the fact of death).
5. Marriage contract of veteran's parents issued by LCR with registry number (to prove legitimacy of
marriage); entitlement of pension as parents.
6. Birth certificate of veteran issued by LCR with registry number to prove that the soldier is indeed related
to the claimant).
7. 2x2 ID photo colored or black.
8. AFP dependent's id.
All documents must be either or authenticated by the office which issued the same. We do not honor xerox copies. The claimant
must personally file.
Note: In the absence of death certificate any of the following will suffice.
1. Burial permit.
2. Death certificate of veteran issued by the parish church.
3. Late registration of court declaration.
In case of loss or destruction of registry record, a certification from the custodian of public records to this effect and affidavit of two
disinterested persons preferably sponsors in the marriage plus birth certificate of one child wherein the data and place of marriage
are indicated. In the absence of a marriage contract, any of the following will suffice.
1. Marriage certificate issued by parish church.
2. Certificate of land title of birth certificate of two children indicating the date and place of marriage of parents.
In the absence of a birth certificate any of the following will suffice.
1. Voter's id/affidavit issued by COMELEC dated 1986 onward.
2. Passport.
3. Baptismal certificates issued by parish church.
All documents to be submitted must be either original or authenticated by the office which issued the same.




Additional pension: Given to the spouse and unmarried minor children of disability pensioners with a 100% disability rating.
Each dependent will receive Php 500.00/month.
Effectivity of Pension:
The date of effectivity of the pension that may be awarded to an applicant will be based on the conditions specified hereunder:
1. Officers and enlisted personnel of the Philippine Army and guerilla organizations of World War II, on the day the
application received but in no case earlier that the date of the approval of this Act; and,
2. For all other veterans

- On the date immediately following the date of discharge if the application was filed within one (1) year after the
veteran's separation from the service;or,
- On the day the application was received if the application was filed beyond one (1) year after the veteran's
separation from the service.
General Policies in Rating
1. The rating schedule s primarily a guide in the evaluation of disability/ies resulting from all types of disabilities and
injuries encountedred as a result of or incident to military service. The percentage ratings represent the average
impairment resulting from such disabilities and injuries and their residual condition in civil occupation.
2. The determination and rating of the disabilities are done in accordance with the "Schedule of Rating Disabilities of
the USVA". (Executive Order No. 54).
3. For Initial Evaluation: The determination and rating of disabilities of post war veterans are based on the findings
and recommendation of the Disability Separation Board of the AFP Medical center (Formerly CDD Board). For
World War II Veterans, the determination of service-connected disability/ies is based on their medical records
shown in their military service records such as the AGO Form 23, Discharge Certificated (Form 55) or Report of
Physical Examination prior to Discharge (Form 63). Ratings are then based on the results of their present medical
evaluation obtained from any government hospital such as the VMMC.
For re-evaluation/re-ratings: Periodic re-evaluation and re-ratings of the veteran's disability/ies are based on the
medical evaluation done by the government hospital where the veteran was examined. the Board determines the
type of clinical evaluation and diagnostic tests to be requested for re-rating purposes.
Exemption from Re-evaluation:
A disabled veteran shall be exempted from periodic examination and re-rating in the following cases:
1. When the disability is considered as static;
2. When the disability is permanent in nature or of such character that there is no likelihood of improvement; or
3. When the veteran is already fifty-seven years of age or over.



Nature of Benefit:
Free hospitalization, medical care and treatment on per diem basis covering:
1. board and lodging
2. medicine
3. medical services; with a list of veterans in a given month, if

- Attested by the Veterans Assistance Officer, Contact Officer or Accredited Contact Officer;
- Verified military status; either from the PVAO Records Unit or The Non-Current Records Division, Office of the
Adjutant General (OTAG).
- The list must not exceed the number of bed capacity daily.
Order of Precedence in Confinement:
All veterans shall be provided by the PVAO hospitalization, medical care and treatment in the Veterans Memorial Medical Center
(VMMC), in the veterans wards of selected government hospitals, or in such other medical facility that it may designate, depending
on the availability of patient bed space, preference in the confinement of patients in the VMMC and in the following priority:
1. Veterans and military retirees who are suffering from service connected disabilities or disease for which they are
receiving monthly disability pension.
2. Veterans and military retirees who are suffering from service connected disabilities or disease which need
immediate medical attention
3. Veterans and military retirees who are suffering from non service connected disabilities or disease, which do not
require immediate medical attention.
4. Eligible dependents of veterans and military retirees.
5. Other persons authorized under rules and regulations of PVAO as approved by the Secretary of National Defense.
6.
Remarks/Exceptions:
1. The establishment of Veterans Wards in selected government hospitals, shall be in accordance with the terms and
conditions of the contract entered into between the Administrator and the Directors of the said hospitals, subject
to approval of the Secretary of National Defense and the Local Government Units.
2. Accredited Contact Officers may be designated by the Administrator to certify the hospitalization of veterans.
3. The contracted hospitals shall submit to the Administrator the monthly hospital bills for the hospitalization,
medical care treatment of veterans and military retirees and their dependents on a per diem basis, covering
patients and the corresponding number of patient days in a given month subjected to the following conditions:

- hospital bills are attested to by the concerned PVAO Regional Veterans Assistance Representative, Contact
Officer or Accredited Contact Officer.
- payments shall be allowed only upon verification by PVAO of the status of each veteran or military retiree patient
named in the list.
- the list of veterans and military retirees shall in no case exceed the authorized number of bed patients daily,
except in case of where there is an excess of a number of days to compensate for days when the quota of bed
patients was short of the maximum number of bed patients, available.

Requirements:
For the veteran
1. Copy of his military service record
2. Xerox copy of filed application of any of his approved claim
3. Xerox copy of his old age pension check; or
4. Request for certification of his eligibility for hospitalization from PVAO's contract officer/or vfp's (veterans
federation of the Philippines) representative in the area.
5. Either of the following id's: Veteran's ID, VMMC hospital ID (green card)
For the dependents -Wife - copy of marriage contract -Minor child - birth certificate



What are the requirements in filing an application?
If the beneficiary is a child of a veteran
The following requirements are needed:
1. Proof of service of veteran (Military Service record duly issued by the Office of the Adjutant General or
Certification issued by PVAO or the Military Service Board (MSB), if veteran is a "Deserving Guerilla"
2. Marriage Contract of the veteran
3. Birth Certificate of the beneficiary
4. 2" X 2" picture of applicant and beneficiary
5. School credential of beneficiary
6. Death Certificate of veteran (if veteran is deceased).
7. Death certificate of the spouse of the veteran (if both the veteran and his spouse are deceased).
8. Waiver of rights of the other children of the veteran.

Note:
Requirements under "item No. 1" is not needed if veteran is already receiving old age pension.
Requirements under "items Nos. 1 and 2" are not needed if the spouse of a deceased veteran is already receiving
old age pension.
Requirements under "items Nos. 7 and 8" are only needed if both the veteran and his spouse are deceased.
If the beneficiary is a grandchild of the veteran, the requirements are the same including the following:
9. Birth Certificate of the child of the veteran (parent of the beneficiary).
10. Marriage Contract of the parents of the beneficiary.
Basic Course or Degree
A basic degree/course is understood to be post-secondary course or a tertiary or collegiate course consisting of four (4) or five (5)
years schooling as authorized by the CHED. Provided, however, that those who have started to enjoy the educational benefit for a
course or degree to be completed in more than five (5) years shall be allowed to continue and finish the selected course or degree.


Notes:
1. Accrued/uncollected pension benefit forms part of the estate of the deceased veteran and can be claimed by his
dependents. Any pension granted a beneficiary shall not, wholly or partly, be subjected to income beneficiary, nor
shall lean of any kind or under any consideration be imposed thereon.
2. Tax, attachment, execution forfeiture or retention under any legal or equitable proceeding, except for membership
dues to the VFP which, with the beneficiary's consent, shall be deducted and remitted by PVAO direct to the
Veteran Federation of the Philippines; either while in the possession of PVAO or any of its officers while in transit,
or already in the hands of the beneficiary, nor shall lean of any kind or under any consideration be imposed
thereon.