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Here is How Affected Workers can get the P5,000 Financial Relief from DOLE

With the entire Luzon under enhanced community quarantine, the first ones that got affected are the businesses. Business establishments are forced to close shop for the protection of their employees and their clients. With the closure of the business of course comes with the consequence of employees being out of the job. Unfortunately, not everyone enjoys a good company benefit that will enable an employee to survive during the one-month enhanced community quarantine.

In response to this problem facing affected workers, the Department of Labor and Employment will be providing Financial Relief to affected workers. This is a one-time financial assistance to affected workers amounting to Php5,000.00 which will be provided in lump-sum, regardless of employment status and non-conditional.

Who Are Qualified?

According to the Department of Labor Department Order No. 209 the applicants should be a private establishment that has implemented FWA (Flexible Work Arrangements) or temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who are affected workers?

The financial relief covers only affected workers from private establishments whose employment suffers interruption due to COVID-19 pandemic. These affected workers are the following:

  1. Retained workers who do not receive regular wage – workers who are working by the hour and thus their regular wage is reduced due to the implementation of Flexible work arrangements defined in DOLE Labor Advisory No. 9 series of 2020.
  2. Suspended Workers – those workers whose employment is temporarily suspended by reason of the business’ temporary suspension or closure.

Coverage of the Program

The CAMP shall cover affected workers from private establishments affected by the COVID-19 pandemic from its onset in January 2020 up to the lifting of the stringent social distancing on April 14, 2020 unless extended by the Inter-Agency Task Force. Large establishments are highly encouraged to cover the full wages of employees the one (1) month community quarantine period. Government Employees are excluded from the Program.

Important Note

The following documentary requirements and procedures are to be provided and processed by the Employer or Private Establishment. It is the Employers not the Employee who shall process these documents with DOLE.

Documentary Requirements

Affected establishments should submit the following

  • Establishment report form on COVID-19 which you can download here. This is pursuant to Labor Advisory No. 9 Series of 2020.
  • Company Payroll for the month prior to the implementation of the FWA (Flexible Work Arrangement) or Temporary Closure

Procedure for Application

  1. Submit the complete Application Documentary requirements online to the appropriate regional office of DOLE or to any provincial/field offices
    Abra Field Office: [email protected]
    Apayao Field Office: [email protected]
    Baguio-Benguet Field Office: [email protected]
    Ifugao Field Office: [email protected]
    Kalinga Field Office: [email protected]
    Mountain Province Field Office: [email protected]
  2. The concerned DOLE regional office shall evaluate the applications within three (3) working days from receipt.
  3. Depending the status of evaluation, the following documents will be issued by the concerned DOLE regional office within 3 working days through e-mail.
    1. Approved Application – Notice of Approval
    2. Denied Application – Notice of Denial

Grounds for Denial of Application

  1. Ineligibility of Applicant
  2. Misrepresentation of Facts in the Application
  3. Submission of Falsified or Tampered Documents

Disbursement and Completion

Disbursement – The concerned DOLE Regional office shall issue the financial support directly to the beneficiary’s payroll account through bank transfer within two (2) weeks upon receipt.

Completion – Those who received the financial relief are considered to have completed the CAMP ( COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program). A notice of completion will be sent to the affected establishment within 3 working days through e-mail.

Are you an employee that is affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine due to COVID-19? You may inform your employers regarding this and work together to getting the financial relief that you need from the Department of Labor during this trying times.

Digested from DOLE Department order 209

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  1. Whats the procedure for seaman who was stranded here ?

    1. Please coordinate with your employer to process the documents for the financial relief

  2. Sir. Maam
    Sir itanong ko lng po kung kasama po ba kami Construction worker po kami. Sa Sta. Clara. Malolos project. Sa NSCR project. Sumitomo po ang Contructor. Ng Project..

    1. Affected worker po kayo since na suspend po ang trabaho nyo dahil sa COVID-19 kausapin nyo lang po employer nyo para maiprocess po sya.

  3. Panu po ung mga kasambahay.. Hndi po ba kasama sa financial assistance na apektado din po ng COVID19??

    1. Hi Mam,

      Pwede po mag apply ang inyong employer sa DOLE since affected worker po kayo.

  4. ask ko lang po, how about those gaya kung employee na no work no pay? sana po kasama din kami salamat po.

    1. Hi Mam,
      You are under the definition of “affected workers” please coordinate with your employer so they can process the documents.

  5. I am currently having a force leave because of the covid 19 community quarantine for the whole month. I am a student and at the same time a part time worker of KFC here in Baguio at almost 2 years. And suddenly i cant go back to my province in pangasinan due to lock down and do not have enough money/ allowance to avail to go to my province. So if am one who will be granted for the financial relief it will be a big help for me. Thank you in advance.

  6. Tanong ko lang..pwede b kami maka avail kasi taxi driver din po asawa ko….wala syang byahe since nag lockdown dto sa amin.. tnx po

    1. Magandang Baguio ma’am, since kasama po siya sa considered na affected workers, maaari po siyang makicoordinate sa kanyang taxi operator/employer kasi sila po ‘yung magsusubmit ng application sa DOLE.

  7. hi po,kasali po ba ang mga small time eatery?

    1. Hello po, considered as affected worker po kayo kapag nasuspend po yung operations ng eatery ninyo dahil sa quarantine. Pwede po ninyong sabihin sa employer ninyo na magsubmit ng required documents at mag-apply for financial relief.

      1. ask ko lang po sa public market po aq ng wowork kasama po ba or qualified po ako mag apply jan kase pinatigil kami ng boss namin na pumasok at ng close sya para sa safety na din daw po namin kaya wala po kaming work simula pa nung march 16 hangang ngyun po …pero po kase wala kaming mga payslip na natatangap or sss kase arawan po ang seldo namin kaya ask ko sana kung pwede po ako kase super apektado din kami lalot umaasa lang kami sa atmraw araw namin na swldo

        1. Magandang Baguio, ma’am. To avail of the financial relief po kailangan yung employer po ninyo ang maglakad sa DOLE ma’am with the report form at yung payroll the month before mag-temporary closure yung establishment po.

  8. Hello, I am a private employer and this is a big financial help to my employees since we are in NO WORK, NO PAY now while the CITY OF BAGUIO and the whole of LUZON is in Enhanced Community Quarantine. We only depend on our daily sales as retailers and now that we are on Temporary Closure we dont have income too to give our employees their salary. Thank you DOLE, sana po ma approved kami.

    1. Magandang Baguio, Ms. Dinah. Thank you for showing the initiative to help your employees. We wish the best for you, your business, and your employees and hope you will be able to get the aid from DOLE. Stay safe po!

  9. Maam/ sir,,, paanu po ba ung mga night market vendor ng Harrison road baguio city kasali po ba sa makakakuha ng ayuda na 5k galing sa Dole,,, nong march 10 2020 pa po pansamantalang pina close po ni mayor ung hanap buhay po namin,,, na sa katunayan sa night market lang po kami umaasa ng pagkuhaan ng pang araw araw naming pangangailangan at panggastos po… Kami po ba Ay pwede po ba maka avail ng 5k na financial assistance? Maraming salamat po nagugutuman na po kami dahil hanggang ngaun wala pa po kaming natatanggap ng relief goods man lang po….

  10. Good day mam/sir,
    Tanong ko lang po kung pwede po makaavail yung mga trabahador ko iron works po Kami kasi no work no pay din po Kami tnx..

  11. Good day , isa po ako sa mga no work no pay employee . paano po namin malalaman na nag submitt na ng list ng mga names namin ang aming employer ? Nag check kasi ako sa page ng kompanya .wala po post at update kung nagpasa ba sila o hindi .. Nag text din po ako sa HR ng kompanya namin kaso wala po reply .. Sana matulungan nyo po ako .
    Salamat po

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