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OWWA Benefits

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OWWA Scholarship Program

OWWA Scholarship Program

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So what are the different benefits of OWWA members or OFWs working abroad? Their families? Beneficiaries? Some of you might just be wondering and you want to know more about it. Allow me to start this by giving just some sort of a list instead of explaining them all to you as an OWWA member and beneficiary.

(source: owwa.gov.ph)

What are OWWA’s healthcare and disability/death benefits?

Duly registered OWWA members are entitled to the HealthPro expanded medical/health program, as well as the Medical Rehabilitation Program.
A. Life/Accident Coverage
A member is covered for the duration of his employment contract. The coverage includes P100,000.00 for natural death and P200,000.00 for accidental death.
B. Disability and Dismemberment Benefit
A member shall be entitled to disability/dismemberment benefits ranging from P2,000.00 to P50,000.00.
C. Total Disability Benefit
In case of total permanent disability, a member shall be entitled to P100,000.00
D. Burial Benefit
A burial benefit of P20,000.00 shall be provided in case of the member’s death.

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Insurance and burial benefits

Basic Requirements for Life Insurance, Disability, Dismemberment and Burial Benefits:
1. Passport (for Land-based OFW), and Seaman’s Service Record Book (for Sea-based OFW)
2. Certificate of Membership issued by the OWWA Membership Processing Center (MPC)
3. OFW/Seaman’s undertaking executed by claimant (for Death claim)

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OWWA education and training programs

An OFW OWWA member may avail for himself/herself or his/her duly designated beneficiary any of the following scholarship programs, subject to a selection process and accreditation of participating institutions.

1. Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP)
The Education for Development Scholarship Program is a scholarship grant offered to qualified beneficiaries/dependents of OWWA member-OFWs who intend to enroll in any 4 to 5-year baccalaureate course.

It is given in the form of a financial assistance amounting to P 30,000.00 per semester. The OWWA pays the tuition fee directly to the school and releases the remaining amount upon the scholars’ submission of grades for the semester.

OFW Dependents Scholarship Program (OFW DSP). OWWA provides financial assistance of Php 20,000.00 per year to poor but deserving dependents of OFWs with a monthly salary of not more than US$400.00/month. Qualifiers enroll in a four- to five-year baccalaureate or associate course leading are entitled to a baccalaureate or associate degree in a state college or university.

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Tuloy-Aral Project

The Tuloy-Aral Project was launched in December 2004 with the objective of assisting the children of less fortunate former OFWs as well as other poor and needy elementary and high school children.

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OWWA-NLSF Livelihood Development Program

Loan applications may be filed at all OWWA Regional Welfare Offices together with the following standard requirements:
1. Accomplished application form (with 2×2 picture)
2. Sketch and routes of residence and/or business site
3. Other requirements if applicable:
* Price quotation
* Bill of materials or building plan

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DOLE-OWWA Tulay Microsoft Project

In partnership with Microsoft Philippines, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and OWWA has launched Tulay or Bridge Education Program, which provides OFWs IT training and access to technology that will enable them and their families to communicate through the internet.

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Seafarer’s Upgrading Program (SUP)

Availment and Documentary Requirements:
All Filipino seafarers who are OWWA members are entitled to avail of the program once every three (3) contributions. Availment may be assured upon first (1st) payment. Documents required are:
1. Accomplished application form
2. Seamen’s Identification and Record Book (SRIB)
3. Poof of OWWA Membership (Official Receipt of Contribution)
4. 1?x1? photo (2 copies)
5. Latest residence certificate

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Skills-for-Employment Scholarship Program (SESP)

Qualified beneficiaries/dependents
1. Child not older than 21 years old or spouse of a married OFW
2. Brother/sister not older than 21 years old of an unmarried OFW

Availment Requirements

1. Must be an active OWWA member (land-based or sea-based) or beneficiary/dependent of an active OWWA member
2. Must pass the TESDA qualifying examination or Multiple Aptitude Battery Test (MABT) on the program of choice
3. Have at least one (1) recorded membership contribution

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25 Responses to “OWWA Benefits”

  • REINA G. SALAS says:

    how to avail for a housing loan from owwa…pls advise…

  • Ronnie Degma says:

    HUWAG NA KAYONG MAG-AVAIL NG LOAN SA OWWA KASI TAYO LANG ANG PINAGPERAHAN SA SARILI NATING PERA. I WAS ATTENDING AN ORIENTATION SA CEBU ABOUT THE REINTEGRATION PROGRAM KASI GUSTO KONG MAGBUSINESS. INSTEAD NA TUMUTULONG SILA SA MGA OFW NA HINDI NA BABALIK SA ABROAD PARANG IDINIDIIN NILA ANG TAONG NANGANGAILANGAN NG PERA PANGBUSINESS.

    ANO BA NAMAN KAYO TAGA OWWA, TULUNGAN NYO NAMAN KAMING MGA OFW NA HINDI NA BABALIK PARA NAMAN KAMI MAKAPAGNEGOSYO. ANG DAMING REQUIREMENTS NA KAILANGAN. KAYA NGA MAGLOAN PARA MAKAPAGBUSINESS KAAGAD. ANG DAMING KOSKOS BALONGOS, REQUIREMENTS DITO REQUIREMENTS DOON. ANO BA YAN!!!

    SA PAKIKINIG KO SA ORIENTATION NINYO WALA AKONG NAKITA NA MAGANDANG BENEPISYONG MAIBIGAY NINYO SA MGA OFW. SAYANG LANG ANG ORAS KO DOON. MGA WALANG HIYA KAYO!!!

  • Annalee barazon jumanguin says:

    Gandang araw po, ako po ay dh galing kuwait, hndi ko natap0s ang 2yrs na contrata ko dahil na operahan po ako don, so nka uwi ako dahil hndi na pdi mkaw0rk, akala ko sa pg uwi ko dito ay matulungan man lang kahit mkakuha lang ng k0nting pera for financial, pa balik2x pa ako sa ofis nyo. Yung 10thou na pangtul0ng nyo para samin ay tnanggal nyo pa kc daw marami na ang ng aplay d0n pero wlang nareleasan. Bk8 po san po b npunta ang budget na yan? Ngay0n hrap na hrap ako dahil hndi na mka tracho. TUMUL0NG NAMAN KAYO PLS LANG.

  • jose oral gonzales says:

    Good day ,ako po ay isa sa mga ofw , dto ako ngayon sa meadle east sa bansa ng saudi arabia . ako po ay isang maintenance dto sa al quema company . ang rate ko lng dto po ay 1200sr plus food allowance na 200sr . mag tanong lng po sa inyo kung puedi ba ako maka avail ng inyong benefits na binibibigay tulad ko na mababa ang income dto sa bansa ng saudi arabia. ako po may 3 anak na sa ngaun ay nag aaral . sa ngaun ang aking panganay sa pasukan sa sunod ay mag 4th year high school na . gusto ko sana na mapatuloy ko ang kanyang pag aaral hangang makatapos ng colleges . puede nyo ba ako matulungan . ano ano po ang mga requirements para maka avail ng sinasabi nyong benefits. at ano ang dapat kung gawin. sana po ay matulungan nyo ako . i hope your response ,asap. GOD BLESS TO ALL……………..

  • rea baculo says:

    pano ba mg avail ng salary loan nyo ofw ang husband ko tanx..

  • zen rodriguez says:

    hi,

    My mom went home because of cancer. She was an OFW from year 1981. Pabalik balik sya ng Saudi to sustain our needs. After so many years of working, nagkasakit siya at nagkaron ng breast cancer. Napilitan siyang umuwi dahil sa sakit niya. May makukuha po ba siyang benefits sa owwa?

    Thank you for your time.

    zen

  • ESTRELLITA TANGCO says:

    dating OFW ang husband k from January 1986 to 1996 pero nung nmatay sya nung 2007 at nagfile ako ng benefits eh wala akong nakuha khit singko. nagtry ako sa OWWA mismo pero na-deny. Sa sampung taon na OFW and husband ko, i am sure may contribution naman sya. Eto and name niya: JORGE MACANDOG TANGCO.
    thank you.

  • corrupt says:

    Sa lahat,

    Wag na ninyo i expect na ang inyong individual na pag aaply ay may mapapala, talamak ang OWWA sa kakurakutan, kasama iyan sa TOP CORRUPT Government agencies ng Pilipinas kong mahal. Unless na hindi major case ang pangyayari (e.g. Libya case) di iyan mag rerelease ng pera. and thw worst, ang record nila sa application ay “FINISHED” at ang pera ay “RELEASED” na pero hindi ninyo naamoy ang pera na para sa inyo. Kase mga graduate ng Doctorate ang mga tao jan, baka na Doctor na ang mga documents ninyo at kung kani-kaninong pirma na ang nakalagay noon.

    Wag kayo mag alala, malawak ang impyerno para sa mga taong nakluklok jan, at ang mga bunganga ng pamilya nilang pinapakain ay susuka ng di kanais nais na mga bagay.

    Mamatay ang nagsisinungaling. Yari, madaming mamatay sa OWWA.

    May the peace be with you OWWA,…forever….

    Still my heart is set in you OWWA sapagkat kayo ang totoong biktima, in the end..

    Regards

    The Victim

  • Devorah R. Sucaldito says:

    Dating OFW ang tatay ko na si Jesus B. Romero, ask ko lang kung makakakuha pa sya ng death benefits at ano requirements? Thanks

  • andres b. feliciano says:

    madamsr, dati po kaming ofw ng aking asawa at umuwi na dito sa pinas last year gusto po sana naming mag avail ng free livelihood training program na ibinibigay ng owwa para sa mga kagaya namin nagustong magkaroon ng kaunting ikabubuhay pang araw -araw…napakahirap po palang mamuhay uli dito sa ating bayan ng walang pinagkakakitaan…umaasa po kami ng inyong kasagutan….

  • Jeffrey frianeza says:

    Gud day po mam/sir ask ko lng po member po father ko ng owwa since 1985 to 1996 ngwork po sya sa saudi arabia.hangang umuwi po sya d2 sa pinas na may sakit.at pumunaw po ang father ko last year sep.11,2011.ask ko lng po panu namin makukuha ung benefits nya.

  • BENJIE says:

    A pleasant time to all of us…..

    my fellow ofw’s…. if this is the image of OWWA, let GOD will touch their hearts. GOD KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING…..OUR LIVES ARE SHORTly AND WE ARE ALL VISITORS IN THIS WORLD……our GODpromise to us that HE will come back and to judge the good deeds and evil deeds…….MABUHAY TAYONG MGA OFW…..GOD SPEED….

  • jade taroy says:

    Sir ‘ Ma’am good morning po sa inyong lhat jn sa owwa ask ko lng po may pa seminars po ba kyo about s agribiz livestock biz at ska sa aquabiz or sa fishpond po isa po akong ofw at gusto ko n po umuwi jn s ating bansa at gusto ko po magbiznez n lng kya gusto ko sna matuto s mga ito wait ko po reply nyo ! salamat po

  • akopo ay may katanongan lang,nakita komkc sa dzmm na pinatutukan ni Pnoy ang mga ofw na nasalnta ng bagyong pablo..taga baganga po kmi...kita nyo nman sa tv n halos mbura n sa mapa ang baganga..ngayon paano nmin malaman kng meron kmi mkukuha nyan says:

    ang taga owwa dto sa mati davao oriental…ang hirap hagilapin…..balik ng balik laging wala…ang kapatid ko ay nasa taiwan,,ang papa ko ay kanyang beneficiary nya.sya lng kc ang nag supply sa mga parents ko

  • Fred Firolino says:

    Totoo yan mga kaibigan, Kung nais mong mag avail ng loan sa OWWA pahirapan ka
    lang para hindi ka na tumuloy. Ang nakapagloan lang sa OWWA ang iyong hindi
    mga OFW kundi silang taga OWWA at mga kamag anak nila dahil magaling silang
    magdoctor sa mga papeles kaya tingnanmo sila hindi sila nag abroad pero asensado ang buhay nila. Kaya magaling silang mag magic ng pera na hindi para sa kanila. Hayaan
    mo ang mga sakit nila mag ka canser para bawiin ay dinaya nilang hindi para sa kanila.
    Ang ating gobyerno kung ano anong mga benefits ang ina advertise nila pero ito
    hindi napupunta sa mga member na OFW’s.

    • chai says:

      napaghinaa na aq ng loob ng hingan kami ng isang indirect proposal from LBP to where sana gus2 namin mg apply for this owwa reintegration program..well tama nman ang LBP to ask for a proposal to assure na mkabayad tayo ng ni loan natin but sana naman as we go through all the effort hindi nman sana pahirapan at ma release din yun…

  • ferdinand israel bacuyag says:

    2yrs contract worker ako dito sa saudi pero yearly vacation ako mag expire ang contract ko sa march 6,2014.nagbakasyon ako ngayong march 2013@pinagbayad ako sa OWWA sa tuguecarao city branch ng 1017pesos.dapat ba ako magbayad e diba per contract ang pagbabayad sa OWWA?DI ba dapat nxt yr pa ako magbayad sa contribution ko?thanks.

  • ferdinand israel bacuyag says:

    eto po yung cp number ko 09995189641 dito po kayo mag reply dun po sa ask ko thanks.

  • josephine says:

    hello po ask ko lng po yng father ko po operahan sa mata sya po yng beneficiary ko my m claim po ba ko sa owwa?and how?

  • evelyn solis says:

    im ofw for 4 yrs and i’ve been operated at my back here in UK, am i entitled for healthbenefit? what are the papers i need to submit and where?

  • Alexander Ubana says:

    Good day po!
    follow-up lng kc january pa yung application ko para sa pangkabuhayan program nyo at welding machine ang hinihiling ko but until now wala pa rin.
    15months npo ko tambay at hindi makasampa ng barko dhil naaksidente poko.
    sana naman tugunan nyo nman simpleng request ko..
    Here’s my number 09296332929…
    Thank’s alex…

  • Laarni clamar says:

    Ask lang po,since 10yrs. Active member ang husband ko sa Owwa.pag nag retire po ba siya may mattanggap po ba siyang benefits sa OWWA….?salamat po

  • anastacio protacio says:

    to owwa, sir gud am, isa po akong ofw from saudi arabia last january 26 2015 ang tanong ko lang po eh,kung may makukuha po akong retirement benifits bilang ako ay miyembro dahil ako po ay di nababalik (due to an old age kaya ako ay tinangal nila sa trabaho thnks po,please sent a reply regarding this,god bless u all there.

  • anastacio protacio says:

    sir e2 po pala ang address ko anastacio protacio phase1 blk101 L9 golden city subd. brgy Dila,sta.Rosa cityLaguna mobile no 09394074028 again,thnk u very much.

  • Constancia ramos says:

    Good Day.
    Because i have already reached the age of 60 last September 19, 2014, unfortunately I also lost my job. I asked for a few mos. extension from my company but was denied’ . telling that they have to follow the company’s policy.
    Now, I just want to ask if i can get any benefits for the years I’ve worked abroad.
    Hoping for your response.
    Thank you


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