DSWD Educational Cash Assistance Region 1 Ilocos

dswd region 1 ilocos educational assistance

Filipino students who want to take advantage of the DSWD Educational Cash Assistance Program in Ilocos Region 1, please be advised that as per latest updates from their official FB page, they do not have online registration procedures available. Hence you will need to visit the office when once they post the dates and locations of their available schedules to receive applications.

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 1 includes the following province of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan; and the cities of Dagupan, San Carlos, Alaminos and Urdaneta in Pangasinan; Laoag in Ilocos Norte, Vigan and Candon in Ilocos Sur; San Fernando in La Union.

Based on the update from DSWD FO 1, they stated that they do NOT have an online registration portal where you can submit an application form. Hence, you need to walk-in during the dates of their announcements.

But you still need to stay updated on their official FB page to know when are the dates and where are the locations for you to present your documents as walk-in applicants.

What is the DSWD Cash Assistance AICS Program from Region 1?

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 1.

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

How to Claim DSWD Financial Assistance for Education in Region 1 – Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan

For DSWD Ilocos Region, applicants can send an email or walk in person by going to the designated location.

Apply in DSWD Region 1 via Email

Step 1: Send an email to this address: fo1@dswd.gov.ph.

Step 2:Wait for a text message from DSWD with the date and location where you can submit your document requirements to apply for educational assistance.

Step 3: A Social Worker will assess your application when you visit the DSWD Field office during your appointment.

Step 4: Once approved, you will be given the cash grant.

Apply in DSWD Region 1 via Walk-in

Education Assistance applicants, please contact your City/Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (C/MSWDO). Please also stay tuned for updates from their official Facebook page for announcements when they will have an outreach event in your area.

Note: ‎DSWD Field Office 1 will send a text message to those who applied for DSWD Educational Assistance on 19-20 August 2022.

To avoid any inconvenience, please note that the venue for assessment and payout will be disclosed in the sent text messages. Furthermore, we advise those who received the text message to bring their own water and food.

Advisory from DSWD Region 1 Office

Check out these updates about the educational assistance procedure announcements as shared on the official Facebook Page of this local DSWD unit:

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.

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 Region 1:

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 Region 1?

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 1 cover?

The DSWD Field Office Region 1 covers the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan; and the cities of Dagupan, San Carlos, Alaminos and Urdaneta in Pangasinan; Laoag in Ilocos Norte, Vigan and Candon in Ilocos Sur; San Fernando in La Union.

6. How can I apply for this assistance in Ilocos Region?

In Region 1, you have to follow the protocols set forth and published on the FB page of DSWD FO1. Procedures may change whether you can walk-in or you must send an email first.

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. How do I check my name on the list of registered appointments online?

After you have submitted your appointment application form, you cannot check your name online. You just need to wait for a text message from DSWD officers in your area informing you that you havea confirmed appointment schedule. So make sure you input a valid mobile number on the application form.

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

For more information, you may contact DSWD Field office Region 1 at +63 72 687 8000 or visit their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dswdfo1. You may also visit the DSWD Region 1 address at Quezon Avenue, Barangay Sevilla, San Fernando City, 2500, La Union, Philippines.

Summary

So this is the process in claiming the DSWD Educational Assistance in Ilocos. We hope that this article has helped you learn more about the AICS Educational Assistance Program in Region 1. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact DSWD Field office Region 1 or visit their official Facebook page for more information.

Contact Information

DSWD Field Office 1 – Ilocos Region
Address: Quezon Avenue, Barangay Sevilla, San Fernando City, 2500, La Union, Philippines
Telephone: +63 72 687 8000
Email: fo1@dswd.gov.ph
Website: https://fo1.dswd.gov.ph/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dswdfo1

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