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OWWA Benefits For OFW

Updated on June 3, 2013

OWWA Benefits for OFWs

OWWA Benefits give long term assurance for all overseas filipino workers who are working abroad. OFWs should be attentive about their OWWA Membership and check the benefits they will get before leaving the country so that their condition should be at peace especially the protection they need while they are in their host country . Some benefits are given below:

1. Life and Accident Insurance

A member is covered with life insurance for the duration of his employment contract. The coverage includes P100,000.00 for natural death and P200,000.00 for accidental death.

2. Disability and Dismemberment Benefit

A member shall be entitled to disability/dismemberment benefits ranging from P2,000.00 to P50,000.00.

3. Total Disability Benefit

In case of total permanent disability, a member shall be entitled to P100,000.00

4. Burial Benefit

A burial benefit of P20,000.00 shall be provided in case of the member’s death.

5. Education and training programs

An OFW OWWA member may avail for himself/herself or his/her duly designated beneficiary any of the following scholarship programs, subject to a selection process and accreditation of participating institutions.

6. Skills-for-Employment Scholarship Program

7. Seafarer’s Upgrading Program (SUP)

The Seafarers’ Upgrading Program is intended to provide OWWA-member seafarers job-related training in priority maritime courses identified by the Maritime Training Council. It is designed to upgrade the skills, and develop the expertise of Filipino seafarers in accordance with technological advancements and international maritime standards.

8. DOLE-OWWA Tulay Microsoft Project

In partnership with Microsoft Philippines, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and OWWA has launched Tulay or Bridge Education Program, which provides OFWs IT training and access to technology that will enable them and thei families to communicate through the internet.

9. FELSF loan program

The Filipino Expatriate Livelihood Support Fund, or FELSF, is part of the government’s Financial Assistance and Micro-Finance for Expatriates of the government as a buffer to the effects of the global economic crisis on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

10. Bridging Program

The Bridging Program is a scholarship grant given to qualified graduates of BS Mechanical Engineering and BS Electrical Engineering who wish to pursue a BS Marine Engineering course.

11. Repatriation Program

OWWA members may avail of official OWWA assistance to return to the Philippines in a situation of emergency or distress. This includes provision of services to facilitate immediate repatriation of distressed OFWs, medically-ill OFWs, human remains, etc. like airport assistance.

I hope this guide will help every OFW who is seeking owwa benefits. If you want more to expand your information I strongly recommend you by visiting owwa benefits for ofw.


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      anabel 4 years ago

      I plan to go business partnership here in abroad is it possible to have loan then used into business here. Please contact me at +94772632052 or +639466844205. And what are the requirements

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      gemma 4 years ago

      can i apply an ofw loan as my husband's proxy. he allowed me as his substitution. is it okay??

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      remy ocanada 5 years ago

      my husband was OFW from 1997 to 2012 is there any benefits or loan for my husband?

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      roy cardenas 6 years ago

      my father was OFW from 1983 to 2010 is there any benefits or loan for my father?