How to apply for tabang ofw

How to apply for Tabang OFW-30k grant to OFW dependent

Tabang OFW is the new program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in response to President Duterte’s directive in his meeting with Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and in his 5th  State of the Nation Address (SONA) to provide assistance and help to dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who return in the Philippines due to losing their jobs amid the Covid 19 pandemic as well as those OFW who died from the virus.

What is Tabang OFW Program?

It is a tertiary Education Subsidy to support and continue the education of the dependents of OFW dependents. One college-level dependent of the OFW will receive one-time assistance of Php 30,000 for the Academic Year 2020-2021.

The beneficiary of the Tabang OFW Progam

One college-level dependent of OFW who are affected by the Covid 19 pandemic. Either the OFW has lost his/her job, has returned to the Philippines or has died of the said virus.

Who are OFW dependents?

For Married OFW’s, their dependents are their children aged 30 years old below and are not yet married.

For Single OFW’s, their dependents are their children, siblings, or niece aged 30 years old and below and are not yet married.

What are the qualifications for the program?

1) Filipino citizen;
2) Qualified in the admission requirements of SUC’s, CHED recognized LUC’s and private HEI’s and not exceeded its Maximum residency requirements.
3) Not expelled in any HEI
4) Enrolled in an undergraduate post-secondary program of SUCs, CHED-recognized LUCs or programs of private HEI included in CHED Registry;
5) A Dependent of returning OFW who lost his/her job or an OFW who died of COVID 19 certified by the DOLE-OWWA.
6) Not a beneficiary of any scholarship or grant of the government. The beneficiary of PROJECT EASE can still qualify for TABANG OFW.

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How to apply for TABANG OFW program?

  1. To apply, fill out the application form online by clicking this link http://tabangofw-ease.owwa.gov.ph/.
  2. OWWA and Regional Welfare Officers will accept and review the applications before they will endorse it to the DOLE Regional Offices.
  3. The DOLE regional office will pass the list of beneficiaries approved to the DOLE Central Office.
  4. The DOLE Central Office will consolidate the list and will forward it to CHED Unifast the certified master list of Tabang OFW qualified beneficiaries.
  5. DOLE Financial and Management Service will prepare all the documents for the fund transfer through Cash Advance of DOLE RO.
  6. The qualified beneficiary will receive 30k assistance through bank transfer or electronic payment facility after two weeks of approval of the application.

Requirements

These are the requirements needed to pass online:

UNIFAST Requirements:
– Receipt of proof of enrolment [i.e., Enrolment Assessment Form (EAF), Certificate of Registration (COR), Certificate of Enrolment (COE), etc.] or
– Documents for enrolment [i.e., Assessment Form, Admission Test Result, etc.] in electronic format.

OWWA Requirements
– Passport or other travel documents
– Proof of arrival if returnee
– Proof of displacement (i.e., POLO/Company Certification, Affidavit)
– Death certificate (FOR OFW who died of Covid)
– Embassy/Consulate official transmission
– Proof of relationship with the dependent (Dependent birth certificate at Marriage Contract/CENOMAR ng OFW)
– Affidavit that the dependent is not a beneficiary of any scholarship grant in the government.

For queries or questions contact:

OWWA Hotline: 1348

DOLE Command Center
Email Address: commandcenter@dole.gov.ph

Cellular Numbers:
(Smart) 09615958438
(Globe) 09052535680

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Landline Numbers:
(02) 85680986; (02) 85680984; (02) 85273476; (02) 85273525; (02) 85272115; (02) 53096605; (02) 83538067

DOLE-Bureau of Local Employment (BLE)
(02) 8527-2539 

Source: UNIFAST

33 thoughts on “How to apply for Tabang OFW-30k grant to OFW dependent”

  1. Maximino T. Taracatac Jr

    I receiveda message from ease program saying im not qualified im here in the philippines before pandemic arise til now im 10months still no work i lost my job as a seafarer…thy quote onlt returning ofw by Febraury 2020 are qualified what is the sense wereare all needed help from the government…please reconsidered . I need support from the agency involve onthis program please inbehalf of all ofw’s please we need your support.

    1. Musta bro Maximo ano ba Sabi syo ng owwa at disqualified ka ano kulang sa mga requirements bro pa share mo nmn Para aware kami mag apply. Thanks

      1. Mas maganda kung magsadya kayo mismo sa Owwa kung saan kau nasasakupan..kc kami nag antay ng matagal. Nung nqgpunta kami dun pa lang kami naapprove.

    1. Good morning po.
      sabi po ng regional 3 ng owwa thru online
      Ang pag apply sa TABANG OFW. ng send me gamit ang p celpon kasi po may email sa akin ang owwa kya po ng filup me pero di na recieve sabi po ng region 3 kelangan thru internet kasi di po tinatangap pag celpon ang gamit..paano po gawin ko..salamat po

  2. Rico Pagalan Unabia

    Sana matulungan PO ako at makatanggap sa bagong programa nyo para sa mga OFWs Tabang assistance 30K. 9 months na PO ako estranded. Maraming salamat po

  3. Hello po ako po isang ofw hindi po ako naka alis gawa ng covid 19 sana po matulungan po ako kasi sa ngayon wala pong akong trabaho ako lang pi mag isa ang nag paaral sa anak sana po humihingi po ako ng tulong salat God bless 🙏

  4. Bakit kailangan na magtrabaho ng 1 taon sa gobyerno ng dependent kapag nakakuha ng project EASE OWWA? For 30k 1 year govt service? Akala ko tulong ito

  5. VERNA JOY S.MANALO

    Have a nice day! Ask lng po ako kung pwd ba ako maka apply kahit wala akong dependents? 7yrs old pa lng po kz anak ko at may mga kapatid po pero undergraduate sa high school .
    Isa po akong ofw na distress dahilan sa covid19 at covid survivor po ako sa ibang bansa…try ko na po mag apply pro d po ma next dahil d ko ma fill up ang dependents..ano po gagawin ko? Sana matulungan nyu ako …maraming salamat😊

  6. Fe Marie G.capawing

    Mapagpalang buhay sa kinauukulan NG owwa,, isa po akong ofw sa Saudi, nkauwi ako NG febuary,, hanggang ngayun ndi paako mkbalik NG abroad,, dahil ang probensya nmen laging luckdown,, dami kopong studyante,, mgisa ko naitagayud mga anak ko,, ngaply ako sa link NG ganito ndi ko maopen ang link,, Maraming salamat mo,,

  7. Hi good afternoon, isa po akong ofw na umuwi sa pinas, untill wala po ako work at may mga anak po ako..pwede po mka avail sa program na yan kahit hndi pa college mga anak ko..elementary palang po ang panganay ko.hirap dto sa pinas pag wala kapo work st busness po..bka po pwde u ako matulungan. Marming salamat po

  8. Jovzkie D. Bonifacio

    I am a dependent of an ofw which is my Kuya. Kaka apply ko palang. I passed all the requirements through online. And I am still hoping na makapasok ako because I am an engineering student tanging kuya ko lang nag tataguyod sa amin because our father was already dead.

  9. Pwede po ba magaapply Kung june 2019 nkauwi tapos hanggang ngaun wala po ako work kc d n ka balik dahil s covid.

  10. arwisa D tambiasan

    Paano po makuha ang tabang ofw 30k kc noon umuwi ako ng march nka lockdown na po nawalaan ako trabho sana po makatulug to ang tabang ofw 30k katulad namin ay nawalaan t trbho

  11. Charity Grace Manalastas Meran

    Bakit po ganon based sa tracker na denied application ko??
    Nag email napo ako mismo sa kanila para magtanong kung bakit ma denied ako..
    Kumpleto lahat ng papers na isinubmit ko..
    Sana namn po masagot nio ang aking katungan kung bakit nadebied ako.

    1. Hindi po namin alam kung bakit po kayo nadenied. Hindi po kame konektado po sa alin mang government agency. Pwede nyo pong iforward mismo sa kanila at mag inquire po kayo bakit po nila dineny ang application nyo po.

  12. hello po sir madam.ask
    sana matulungan nyo rin po ako umuwi po ako nong july.single mom po ako I have to kids 12 and 3 years old.no work po ako ngayon.hinihiling ko lang po kahit hindi po pera.sari sari store lang po ok na.sana po ma katulong din po kayo.

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