DSWD Educational Cash Assistance NCR Region

For those Filipino students who want to take advantage of the DSWD Educational Cash Assistance Program in the National Capital Region (NCR), please be advised that walk-ins are NOT allowed when you apply. You will need to access a link and fill out your information by registering online through a designated link or by using the QR Code. Only when you receive a text message confirmation from DSWD will you be able to go to the designated location to submit your documents.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assistance program allows students who are in crisis to get a financial grant. Beneficiaries will depend on the student’s school level and qualifications and they may receive between PHP 1000 to PHP 4000 through the AICS program.

DSWD Field Office NCR includes the following cities: Manila, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Pasay, Pasig, Paranaque, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela and Pateros municipality.

DSWD Field Office NCR currently has an online appointment portal so you need to register online through the application form link. Walk-in registrations are suspended due to the number of applicants applying for the said cash benefit.

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What is the DSWD Cash Assistance AICS Program from Region NCR?

The acronym AICS stands for Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations. This is a DSWD program that aids Filipinos in crisis, such as those who are ill or have lost a loved one, or need help financially with their education. For this topic, we will discuss how to claim cash assistance for educational purposes, specifically for those who are governed by the DSWD Field office NCR.

What is the DSWD Educational Assistance?

The DSWD Educational Assistance program provides financial aid to students who are struggling to pay for their schooling. The amount of assistance will depend on the student’s level of education, some will receive PHP 1000 and some will receive PHP 4000.

Qualifications

The purpose of the AICS Educational Assistance is to give financial help to enrolled students while they are ‘in crisis’. Below is the list of eligibility:

  • breadwinner students
  • working students
  • orphaned/abandoned students
  • living with relatives
  • children of solo parents
  • children of unemployed parents
  • children of distressed OFWs
  • Persons with disabilities (PWDs)
  • children of rebel returnees
  • children of persons deprived of liberty
  • children with HIV or those living with parents with HIV
  • victims of abuse or displacement, and
  • students who are in crisis due to natural or human-induced calamities

Requirements

Bring 2 copies of the following requirements:

If the parent/guardian will process:

  • Government-issued/valid IDs
  • If guardian, bring a certificate of guardianship or other proof that you are the legal guardian of the student

Bring any of the following

  • Valid School ID
  • Certificate of Enrollment
  • Statement of Account
  • Any official School document showing that the student is enrolled in the current schoolyear.

If the student will process (of legal age)

  • Government-issued/valid IDs

Bring any of the following

  • Valid School ID
  • Certificate of Enrollment
  • Statement of Account
  • Any official School document showing that the student is enrolled in the current schoolyear.

Schedule of Payout

Here’s a list of payout schedule date every Saturday for the DSWD assistance:

  • August 20, 2022
  • August 27, 2022
  • September 3, 2022
  • September 10, 2022
  • September 17, 2022
  • September 24, 2022

No Walk-in Process

As per the latest announcement from the NCR office, there is no walk-in process. Applicants who will be entertained are those who have confirmed text messages from DSWD NCR to visit the site. So please be advised on this announcement.

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How to Claim DSWD Financial Assistance for Education in the National Capital Region

For DSWD NCR Region, applicants need to make an appointment booking through the Online Appointment Portal for AICS Educational Assistance. There is no Walk-in option. Please follow the guidelines below:

Step 1: Make an appointment online. You may use the QR Code to scan and be redirected to the portal or you can use this link here – https://forms.gle/4KohFYnbamsyiNGJ6

Step 2: Enter your necessary information and choose the schedule of appointment location to submit your requirements.

Step 3: Wait for a confirmation text message from DSWD regarding the appointment date and location.

Step 4: Go to the designated location assigned to you on the day of the appointment.

Step 5: Bring all the necessary documentation requirements such as IDs and proof of enrollment.

Step 6: DSWD officers will assess and once approved, the cash assistance will be distributed.

Note: There is no guarantee that all those who will apply will be given the cash aid, because you will have to undergo an interview/assessment first.

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screenshot of the NCR DSWD registration form online for cash assistance

Infographic on Educational Assistance by DSWD NCR

Please check out the latest updates as shared by the FB Page of DSWD NCR. As of this moment, the best option is really to follow their social media account to know what is the latest news for this cash grant.

No Scholarship Project from DSWD

The DSWD does not currently offer any scholarships; the AICS or Education Assistance program is the only form of financial assistance they provide for education purpose and if you are in crisis. If you see a post on social media or another website promising DSWD scholarships, be careful because it might be a scam and fake.

This AICS cash assistance is normally a financial aid and it is given to selected students only once every schoolyear.

DSWD Field Office NCR QR Code Online Registration

Below is the latest announcement about the QR code process. The current set-up of the cash assistance distribution in the NCR region is via online registration. You have to fill out an application form online and enter your details in order to schedule an appointment for the interview/assessment and claiming of the cash benefit. You may use the QR Code below to open the link for an appointment:

Video: AICS Educational Assistance Program by DSWD

Here’s a video announcement about this DSWD Educational Assistance Program as shared by DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo. This gives you an idea about the program and what it can do to help students in need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about the AICS Educational Assistance Program in NCR Region

1. What is the AICS Educational Assistance Program?

The AICS Educational Assistance Program, under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), aids students in need with their education expenses. Students must be classified as “in crisis,” which includes working students, breadwinners of the family, children of solo parents or unemployed parents, orphans, and other circumstances. This benefit is between PHP 1000 to PHP 4,000 in financial aid for the student, depending on their current level of schooling.

2. Who can apply for this education assistance in National Capital Region?

Students who are classified as “in crisis” are eligible to apply for this assistance. This includes working students, breadwinners of the family, children of solo parents or unemployed parents, orphans, and others with similar situations.

3. What are the requirements needed to apply?

The requirements may vary depending on the region where you will apply. But generally, these are the requirements:

  • Government issued/valid IDs
  • If guardian, bring certificate of guardianship or other proof that you are the legal guardian of the student

Bring any of the following

  • Valid School ID
  • Certificate of Enrollment
  • Statement of Account
  • Any official School document showing that the student is enrolled in current schoolyear.

4. How much financial assistance can be given?

The amount of financial aid given to the student depends on their current level of schooling. It ranges from PHP 1000 to PHP 4000.

5. What locations does DSWD Field Office NCR cover?

The DSWD Field Office NCR covers 16 cities – namely the City of Manila itself, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Pasay, Pasig, Paranaque, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela – and the municipality of Pateros.

6. How can I apply for this assistance in Manila, NCR?

In Manila, you have to book an appointment before getting an assessment. So make sure you follow the instructions on how to schedule an appointment booking for the cash aid before visiting the field office as they do not accept walk-in applicants.

7. How will I know if I’m approved?

You will know if you’re approved or not through an interview/assessment with the DSWD representative. If you are approved, they will give you the cash aid. However, if you are not approved, they will return your documents and tell you why you were not accepted into the program.

8. I saw a post about a DSWD scholarship program. Is this real?

No, there are no scholarship programs available through the DSWD. The AICS or Educational Assistance program is the only monetary assistance they provide. So if you see any posts on social media or other websites that claim to give scholarships from the DSWD, be very careful as it might not be legitimate.

9. How do I stay updated with DSWD NCR Region ?

For more information, you may contact DSWD Field office Region NCR at +63 2 734 4252 or visit their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dswdfoncr. You may also visit the DSWD Region NCR address at Legarda St, San Rafael St, Quiapo, Manila, 1001 Metro Manila, Philippines.

Summary

So in conclusion, the AICS Educational Assistance Program provides financial aid to students in need. Students must be classified as “in crisis” in order to apply, and the amount of aid given depends on their current level of schooling.

In order to apply in NCR, you have to follow the appointment portal procedure and show up during the day of the appointment to submit your documents.

Contact Information

DSWD Field Office National Capital Region (NCR)
Address: Legarda St, San Rafael St, Quiapo, Manila, 1001 Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +63 2 734 4252
Website: https://ncr.dswd.gov.ph/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dswdfoncr

Google Map Location

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