He sisben IV It is a very valuable tool for Colombian Government, as it contributes to improving the equitable distribution of subsidies to citizens. Its main purpose is to improve the accuracy and reliability of the data recorded in its database, to prevent errors and fraud by third parties. The following sections will detail the registration process in this system, how to check if you can access any social program and to which group you belong. It is essential to pay close attention to this information.
In recent years, the State has provided great financial support through different programs such as Solidarity Income, Families in Action, VAT Refund, among others, using the information provided by Sisbén. Thanks to this, a correct allocation of the budget for social investment has been achieved, which has allowed a fair and equitable distribution of these resources to the population.
According to the National Planning Department (DNP), the Sisbén database has experienced an increase of 24%. It is important to mention that Sisbén IV classifies citizens into four population groups (A, B, C and D) based on their income and way of life. Currently, it is more accessible to be part of this system, whose purpose is to improve services for the population.
What groups are in the ‘Sisbén’?
- Group A is made up of people with low income or in a situation of extreme poverty.
- For its part, Group B is made up of poor households but with a higher income-generating capacity than Group A.
- Group C is made up of people in a situation of vulnerability or at risk of falling into poverty.
- Finally, Group D is made up of people who are not in a situation of poverty or vulnerability.
How can you register in the ‘Sisbén IV’?
In the event that you have not yet been surveyed by Sisbén to receive some type of payment, you must first enter the following link of the District Planning Secretariat: https://sisbensol.sdp.gov.co/. It is also possible to visit the Sisbén office in the mayor’s office of the corresponding municipality.
It is important to note that it is possible to find the addresses of all offices at the following link: https://www.sisben.gov.co/Paginas/oficinas-regionales.aspx.
Sisbén IV: classification by groups
With the implementation of the new Sisbén IV methodology, Colombian citizens will be able to consult their information through the official website. In addition, a Citizen Portal will be enabled in order to facilitate the completion of online procedures for the population. To verify your classification in Sisbén, you must enter the following link: HERE.
How can you know your Sisbén Score?
If you have concerns about your Sisbén Score and want to know it in order to enroll in most economic subsidies, you simply have to enter the website: https://www.sisben.gov.co/Paginas/landing.aspx. Then, you will have to select the option “Query the Sisbén Score” that is located at the top of the site.
After following the previous steps, you must enter your document number, click on the option “I am not a robot” and, finally, select “Consult”. How can you find out who your family nucleus is? On the page, look for the option “Check your Sisbén group” and select it. Then, enter the document of your family member in question and click on “Consult”.
How do you know if you access any subsidy?
It is important to bear in mind that the fact that you are included in the Sisbén does not guarantee that you will automatically receive some type of subsidy from the Government of Colombia. The Sisbén is simply a systematized survey that classifies the population based on certain pre-established parameters. The entities in charge of the social programs are the ones that establish the criteria for the entry, permanence and exit of the beneficiaries.