List: DSWD Financial Assistance

The Department of Social Worker and Development DSWD is the agency responsible for social protection. Thus it is mandated to contribute and improve the quality of life of the citizens.

However, priority attention is given to the poor, vulnerable and marginalized sector of the community.

Who may avail of the DSWD Financial Assistance?

1. Persons/ Families in Crisis Situation needing immediate social welfare development assistance:

1.1 Indigent individuals/families.
1.2 Individuals/ families belonging to the informal sector.
1.3 Other poor, marginalized and vulnerable/ disadvantaged individual.

DSWD Requirements for Financial Assistance 2020

1. For Medical Assistance :

  • Clinical Abstract/Medical Certificate with signature and license number of the attending physician (issued within 3 months).
  • Hospital Bill (for payment of hospital bill,) or Prescription (for medicines) or Laboratory requests (for procedures).
  • Barangay Certificate/ Indigency and any Valid ID of the client
  • Referral Letter (if applicable).

2. For Burial Assistance :

  • Funeral Contract
  • Registered Death Certificate
  • Barangay Certificate/ Indigency and any Valid ID of the client
  • Permit to transfer/ Health permit (for transfer of cadaver)
  • Referral Letter (if applicable)

3. For Transportation Assistance:

  • Barangay Certificate/ Indigency and any Valid ID of the client
  • Police Blotter (for victims of pickpockets, illegal recruitment, etc.)
  • Referral Letter (if applicable)

4. For Educational Assistance:

  • Enrolment Assessment Form or Certificate of Enrolment or Registration
  • School ID of the student/ beneficiary
  • Barangay Certificate/ Indigency and any Valid ID of the client
  • Referral Letter (if applicable)
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How to avail?

  1. Pre-screening of documents and issuance of queue number.
  2. Registration and encoding in the CrIMS.
  3. Interview, Assessment, and Recommendation of assistance needed.
  4. Review and Approval of the Officer-In-Charge to the Social Worker’s recommendation for the assistance being requested by the client.
  5. Release of Assistance.

Remember processing and requirements may or may not vary depending on the Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) branch near you.

Processing Time

1. For cash outright assistance- a maximum of 45 minutes per client.

2. For issuance of guarantee letter (assistance not more than P5,000.00) / referral letter- maximum of 45 minutes per client.

3. For issuance of guarantee letter (assistance more than P5,000.00)- within the day to 3 days.

4. For the processing of check assistance- within 3 to 5 days.

Source: dswd.gov.ph


  1. Kahit hndi po botante ung ttay q pwd po hmingi ng karagdagang MEDICAL ASSISTANT po?
    San po pwd pmunta sa ANTIPOLO ABUYOD po kc nkatira cla.CITY HALL po ba pwd?

  2. Nais q po sna hmingi ng kragdagang MEDICAL ASSISTANCE po sa nresita ng DOCTOR sknya at CENTRUM po!TUBERCOLOSIS po at na OCCUPIED n po ng BUKOL BAGA nya ang skit nya ! Mraming slamat po sna mbasa nyo at mkareply po kau

    • Goodmorning po paano makahinge ng medical assistant para sa mama ko po na dialyses patient sana matulongan nyo po ako

  3. Good afternoon po, pwede po mag avail ng burial assistance para sa asawa ko na namatay. Saan po ako pupuntang DSWD office sa QC.

    salamat po

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