Social Benefits Program

  • Death and Burial Benefit
    • Php100,000.00 if death was due to natural cause
    • Php200,000.00 if death was due to accident
    • Burial Benefit
      • Php 20,000.00
  • Supplemental Medical Assistance for OFWs (MEDplus)
    • provides supplemental medical relief for active OWWA and PhilHealth member-OFWs who are afflicted with dreaded diseases and were hospitalized, either at the jobsites or while in the Philippines.
    • financial assistance that is equivalent to the PhilHealth benefits under its case rate system, but not to exceed FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (PhP 50,000.00) per member.
  • Welfare Assistance Program (WAP)
    • Extended to active OWWA members or their families not eligible under any of the existing OWWA Social Benefit Programs and Services
      • Calamity Assistance
      • Bereavement Assistance
      • Medical Assistance
      • Relief Assistance

Education and Training Assistance Program

  • Pre-Departure Education Program (PDEP)
    • Country-Specific Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) – A whole-day orientation to OFWs consisting of modules on employment contract, country of destination, stages of the OFW’s life abroad, health and safety, financial literacy, travel tips and airport procedures, and government programs and services
    • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Education Program (CPDEP) – A 3-6 day live out training for Household Service Workers (HSWs) consisting of language training, culture familiarization and stress management.
  • Scholarships for Dependents
    • Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) – Scholarship grant offered to qualified dependents of active OWWA members who intend to pursue a 4 to 5-year baccalaureate course in any preferred colleges or universities. Financial assistance of Php 60,000.00 per school year.
    • OFW Dependents Scholarship Program (OFWDSP) -an educational financial assistance worth Php 20,000.00 per year to qualified dependents of active OWWA members whose monthly salary is US$ 600.00 or below. The scholar is enrolled in any 4-year or 5-year baccalaureate course or associate course in any CHED accredited college or university. The scholar is entitled to health and accident insurance coverage of Php 300,000.00.
    • Information Technology (IT) Training Program – Basic computer literacy program to   upgrade the IT skills of OFWs and their families.

Workers Welfare Assistance Program

  • On-Site Welfare Case Management – Addressing and resolving of OFWs problems and concerns including assistance on OFW’s whereabouts, psycho-social counseling, mediation/ conciliation with employer, airport assistance, hospital/ prison/ work camp visitation, and legal assistance to OFWs who wish to pursue a labor/ welfare case against their employer in the host country, among others.

Social Services and Family Welfare Services

  • Repatriation Program – Bringing back of distressed OFWs and human remains to the Philippines. Emergency repatriation is carried out in the event of any political unrest or natural calamities, in coordination with DFA and other agencies. Post-repatriation services are extended to distressed workers:
    • Airport assistance
    • Temporary shelter at the OWWA Halfway Home
    • Psycho-social counseling
    • Transport services and fares for their onward travel to   their respective provinces
    • Medical referral/services
  • Enterprise Development and Loan Program (EDLP) – Formerly known as OFW-Reintegration Program (ORP), is an enterprise development intervention and loan facility of OWWA, in partnership with Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), intended to support enterprise development among OFWs and their families.
  • “Balik-Pinas, Balik-Hanapbuhay” – package of livelihood support/assistance intended to provide immediate relief to returning member-OFWs (distressed/displaced) amounting to a maximum Php 20,000.00 as start up or additional capital for a livelihood project.