DSWD Educational Assistance Program 2022 – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is the Philippine government agency responsible for providing social protection, alleviating poverty, and promoting empowerment and self-sufficiency. One of the ways it does this is through its Educational Assistance Program (EAP), which provides financial assistance to eligible students pursuing tertiary education. The program is open to applicants from households with annual incomes below the poverty line, as well as orphans, solo parents, and students with special needs. In addition to tuition assistance, the DSWD also provides a stipend for books and other school supplies.
DSWD Educational Assistance Program
It is the mission of the Philippine government’s Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to advance the country’s social welfare system while safeguarding its citizens’ social security benefits. The department is required by law to create, manage, and carry out all social welfare programs aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged youth, children, women and the elderly, the disabled, as well as families in crisis or at risk, as well as communities in need.
What is the DSWD Educational Assistance Program?
The DSWD educational assistance program provides financial aid for the education of specific eligible individuals. They made this distinction in March 2018, clarifying that they were not providing a scholarship; rather, they were providing an educational benefit to indigent students and other qualified students.
Who can apply for DSWD’s educational assistance program?
According to the statement released by DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo, the following individuals are eligible to participate in the DSWD educational support program;
• Child of a solo parent
• Child of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
• Children of HIV victims
• Children of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)
• Has no family/Living with relative
• Has parents with no source of living
• Victim of Domestic Abuse
• Victims of natural disasters
• Working student
Three children per household are qualified to apply and enrol in the DSWD Educational Assistance Program, but verification and approval by the department is necessary. Of course, simply telling DSWD what’s going on isn’t enough– an official request must be submitted.
Which students can apply?
The DSWD Educational Assistance Program is now available to elementary, middle, and high school students; as well as vocational/college-level students. “Payouts from the Educational Assistance Program will resume on August 20th 2022 and will continue until Saturday, September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th of each month,” said Secretary E. Tulfo in a Facebook post.
How much do qualified applicants receive?
The Department of Education’s website is a great resource for both parents and students who are curious about their potential financial aid packages. Students in elementary school will receive P1,000, those in high school will receive $P,000, those in senior high school will receive P3,000, and those in vocational and postsecondary institutions will receive P4,000.
How can one apply for the DSWD Educational Assistance Program?
According to Secretary Erwin Tulfo, there are two application options available to those interested in the educational support program:
Pay a Visit to the DSWD Central Office or Field Office
2. Send Email
Send an request email to the [email protected]
Wait for a confirmation email from DSWD that will include the day and location of your help, as well as the requirements you must submit.
The required application documents
1. A Proof of Enrollment
2. An Authorization letter (if the applicant is not available)
3. A Valid ID of parent/guardian and also for students who are in college as well as taking vocational courses