OFW dependents receive death- burial benefits PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 September 2014 14:10

A total of Php 1,380,000 burial and death benefits were given to 11 legal dependents/beneficiaries of deceased OFWs last September 16, 2014 by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) IX.

The legal dependent/beneficiary of the deceased OFW receives Php100,000.00 in case of death due to natural cause and Php200,000.00 in case of death due to accident. On top of the death benefit, a rider of Php20,000.00 shall be received by the legal dependent/beneficiary for the funeral expenses.

Dependents of deceased OFWs are also entitled to avail the Education and Livelihood Assistance Program (ELAP). ELAP is designed primarily for survivors of deceased OFWs who were active OWWA members at the time of death. It is a special benefit package intended to cover the continues education of an eligible dependent, regardless of his/her present education level, until after completion of tertiary education or a technical/vocational course of his/her preference, and/or the provision of a livelihood activity to surviving member of the family to augment their income.

For more information on how to avail this program and other programs of OWWA, visit OWWA office located at 3rd Floor Goodwill Center, Mayor Jaldon St. Canelar, Zamboanga City or contact (062) 991-2785 or log on to www.owwa.gov.ph.