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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

HOW TO AVAIL MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL, BURIAL AND TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE FROM DSWD?


GUIDELINES, STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS TO AVAIL MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL, BURIAL AND TRANSPO ASSISTANCE FROM DSWD



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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) offers different types of assistance to those in need which include the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS).



Under AICS, the DSWD provides medical, educational, burial and transportation assistance to persons/families in crisis situations, specifically those belonging to the informal sector and other poor, marginalized, vulnerable, and disadvantaged individuals.

FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Who can avail?
  • Poor or indigent individuals or families
  • Members of informal sector, marginalized, vulnerable and disadvantage individuals

What are the requirements?
  1. Clinical Abstract/Medical Certificate with signature and license number of the attending physician (issued not later than 3 months)
  2. Hospital Bill (for payment of hospital bill) or Prescription (for medicines) or Laboratory requests (for procedures)
  3. Barangay Certificate of Residency/Indigency and any valid ID of the client
  4. Referral letter from different organization

FOR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE - Beneficiaries can choose from assistance for tuition, allowance or for school supplies. This is for college students only.

Who can avail?
  • Poor or indigent individuals or families
  • Members of informal sector, marginalized, vulnerable and disadvantage individuals

What are the requirements?
  1. Enrolment assessment form or certificate of enrolment/registration
  2. School ID of the student/beneficiary
  3. Barangay Certificate of Residency/Indigency and any valid ID of the client
  4. Referral letter from different organization
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FOR BURIAL ASSISTANCE

Who can avail?
  • Poor or indigent individuals or families
  • Members of informal sector, marginalized, vulnerable and disadvantage individuals

What are the requirements?
  1. Funeral Contract
  2. Death Certificate of the deceased
  3. Barangay Certificate of Residency/Indigency and any valid ID of the client
  4. Permit to transfer/Health permit (for transfer of cadaver)
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FOR TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE 

Who can avail?

  • Stranded individuals due to typhoons 
  • Individuals returning to their provinces 
  • Victims of illegal recruitment 
  • Victims of pick pockets 
  • Having medical treatment in other places 
  • Individuals having family members died in other places



What are the requirements?

  1. Barangay Certificate of Residency/Indigency and any valid ID of the client 
  2. Police Blotter (for victims of pick pockets, illegal recruitment, etc.)
Release of Assistance
  • Release of Cash outright assistance takes about 45 minutes per client 

  • Issuance of Guarantee Letter (P5,000 and below) and/or Referral Letter takes about 45 minutes per client
  • Issuance of Guarantee Letter (more than P5,000) takes one day
  • Release of Check Assistance takes one to three days




DSWD observes "No Noon Break Policy" and caters clients from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm straight. But before going, be sure to complete your needed requirements to avoid problems.

The ideal processing time is 50 minutes maximum per client exclusive of the waiting/queueing time.

Applicants for AICS may proceed to the Crisis Intervention Unit of the DSWD Central Office, DSWD Field Offices in their respective areas, or satellite offices located at the local government unit.





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