Rules Implementing the Senior Citizen Discount on Electricity Consumption

The Energy Regulatory Commission promulgated on December 15, 2010 the Rules Implementing the Discounts to Qualified Senior Citizen End-Users and Subsidy from Subsidizing End-Users on Electricity Consumption under Sections 4 and 5 of Republic Act No. 9994. 

Under the Implementing Rules, to avail of the discount, residential senior citizen customers must meet the following conditions:

(a) The monthly residential consumption must not exceed 100 kwh;  if the consumption exceeds 100kwh in any given month, the senior citizen is not entitled to the discount for that particular month;

(b) The meter must have been registered in the name of the senior citizen for not less than one year;

(c) The grant of senior citizen discount shall apply per household regardless of the number of senior citizens residing therein;

(d) The senior citizen must apply personally or through an authorized representative to the distribution utility, and must submit proof of age and citizenship, such as birth certificate or senior citizen’s ID, proof of residence, copy of the electric bill in the name of the senior citizen, and proof of authority if applying through a representative.

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