How To Avail Food / Cash Assistance For OFWS

Overseas Filipino Workers assured of gov’t assistance

All Overseas Filipino Workers whose employment have been affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic are assured of government financial assistance through the Department of Labor and Employment.

For the OFWs - Overseas Filipino workers whose employment was affected by the pandemic, DOLE will be providing a one-time $200  cash assistance.

To avail of the program, OFWs must submit their certificate of employment issued by their agencies. Their application will be evaluated and processed by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) or Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

OFWs are advised to get in touch with POLO in their host country if they are based abroad or visit the nearest (OWWA) regional office if they are currently stranded in the Philippines.

In line with these, the DOLE Guidelines, mechanics of implementation and/or related advisory on the cash assistance program will be posted at this website or , and POLO DUBAI FaceBook page  once officially issued.

Source : DOLE


And good news,  OWWA – Dubai will be giving OWWA assistance for urgent food requirements, affected by by covid 19 problem (per family) subject to OWWA evaluation.

Documents needed

1 passport copy (information data)

2 valid employment visa not less than 90 days

3 Proof of displacement from work / notice letter from the employer / company

4 duly filled up application form

5 OWWA membership

Qualified Member will receive

AED300 for active OWWA member

AED200 for inactive OWWA member

Please send your documents for evaluation at or whatsapp # +971505585536


And back home in the Philippines, our government will give P5,000 – P8,000 cash for 2 months (April and May 2020) as part of the Social Amelioration Program. This program would grant between P5,000 and P8,000 to 18 million families estimated to have been displaced by work stoppage brought by the covid19 outbreak and the enhanced community quarantine .

Based on a memorandum the following are the target beneficiaries

1 Senior Citizens

2 Family with PWD

3 Pregnant women

4 Solo Parents

5 OFWs in distress (stranded in the Philippines)

6 Indigenous People

7 Homeless Citizens

8 Farmers

9 Fishermen

10 Self Employed

11 Informal Settlers

12 Employees affected by the “No Work No Pay” policy ( like Drivers,House Helpers, Construction workers, etc ).

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