He sisben IV It is a tool used by Colombian government in the fair distribution of subsidies to the population. Its main objective is to improve the accuracy and reliability of the data stored in its database to prevent possible errors and fraud. In this note we explain the registration process in this system, how to verify eligibility for social programs and how to determine the group to which you belong. Be sure to take note.
In recent years, the government has provided significant economic support through different initiatives such as Solidarity Income, Families in Action and VAT Refund, using the information collected by Sisbén. Thanks to this, a correct allocation of the budget for social investment has been achieved, which has resulted in a fair and equitable distribution of these resources among the population.
According to the National Planning Department (DNP), the number of records in the Sisbén database has experienced an increase of 24%. It is important to mention that the Sisbén IV system divides citizens into four population groups (A, B, C and D), depending on their income level and lifestyle. Currently, it is easier to be part of this system, which aims to improve the services offered to the population.
Know the classification by groups of Sisbén IV
With the incorporation of the most recent methodology of Sisbén IV, Colombian citizens will have the ability to consult their information on the official website. Also, a Citizen Portal will be launched to simplify online processes for the population. To review the classification in Sisbén, it is necessary to enter the following link: HERE.
How can you enroll in the ‘Sisbén IV’?
If you have not yet been surveyed by Sisbén to be eligible to receive some type of subsidy, you need to access the following link from the District Planning Secretariat: https://sisbensol.sdp.gov.co/. It is also possible to go to the Sisbén office in the mayor’s office of the corresponding municipality.
It is important to note that the addresses of all offices can be found at the following link: https://www.sisben.gov.co/Paginas/oficinas-regionales.aspx.
What groups appear in the ‘Sisbén’?
- Group A is made up of individuals with low income or in a condition of extreme poverty.
- Group B is made up of poor households but with a higher income generation capacity than Group A.
- Group C is made up of people in a situation of vulnerability or at risk of falling into poverty.
- Group D is made up of people who are not in a situation of poverty or vulnerability.
How do you know what subsidies you could access?
It is essential to consider that being registered in Sisbén does not ensure automatic obtaining of some type of subsidy from the Colombian Government. The Sisbén is a standardized questionnaire that categorizes the population according to certain previously defined indicators. The entities responsible for the social programs are the ones that determine the requirements for the inclusion, permanence and exit of the beneficiaries.
How to know your Sisbén Score?
If you have questions about your Sisbén Score and want to know it in order to apply for most economic subsidies, you simply have to access the website: https://www.sisben.gov.co/Paginas/landing.aspx. Then, you must select the alternative “Sisbén Score Query” that is located at the top of the site.
Once you have followed the previous steps, you must enter your identification number, click on the option “I am not a robot” and, finally, select “Consult”. How can you know who your family nucleus is? On the page, look for the option “Consult your Sisbén group” and select it. Then, enter the document of your family member in question and click on “Consult”.