DSWD Educational Cash Assistance Region 12 SOCCSKSARGEN

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Socckskargen Field office Region 12 has announced that they have begun the payout of the educational cash aid for students who are in crisis. Depending on their school level and qualifications, DSWD will give each student in need of cash assistance between PHP 1000 to PHP 4000 through the AICS program.

Socckskargen DSWD Region 12 Field Office covers the following provinces: South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat. It also features the following cities: Cotabato, General Santos, Tacurong, Koronadal, and Kidapawan

If you belong to a student-in-crisis category in this area, the DSWD in Region 12 may be able to assist you with up to PHP 4,000 worth of education funding.

This benefit is available to students who are classified as “in crisis,” which includes but is not limited to working students, breadwinners of the family, children of solo parents or unemployed parents, and orphans.

DSWD Field Office 12 currently has an online appointment portal so you need to register online through the application form link or through a QR code. Walk-in registrations are temporarily suspended due to the number of applicants applying for the said cash benefit. Please follow the guidelines below.

dswd region 12 educational cash assistance for students SOCCSKSARGEN

What is the DSWD Cash Assistance AICS Program from Region 12?

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 12.

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 criss 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 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.

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 dates 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 Socckskargen Region 12 – includes the following provinces: South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat

For DSWD Region 12, 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: 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 Region 12 online link here Рhttps://bit.ly/dswdxii_aics_educational_assistance 

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.

Step 2: Enter your necessary information and choose your preferred location near your residence. Make sure all details are accurate and correct.

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: As of the moment, the online registration process may not be working. This is due to the number of people accessing the portal. You are advised to check back again. For further updates, you are advised to Follow the FB Page of DSWD Region 12 so you are aware of future instructions.

screenshot of DSWD Field Office 12 online registration form for cash assistance
screenshot of DSWD Field Office 12 online registration form for cash assistance

DSWD Field Office 12 QR Code Online Registration

The current set-up of the cash assistance distribution in Region 12 is an 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 appointment:

AICS DSWD education cash assistance QR Code in region 12

Be advised that once you have an appointment, it does NOT mean that you will automatically get the cash aid. As this is still subject to screening.

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 fraudulent.

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

Important Reminders

To avoid the overflow of applicants and to comply with COVID-19 Basic Health Protocol, DSWD Region XII has ONLINE REGISTRATION. Just click the link (https://bit.ly/dswdxii_aics_educational_assistance) and provide the requested information. Wait for the Confirmation text from DSWD Region XII containing the date and place where the assistance will be received.

Update from DSWD XII on Educational Assistance

An update from DSWD Region XII mentions that they have started releasing the cash assistance and they have served thousands of applicants in different provinces under their jurisdiction.

Video: DSWD Field Office 12 Orientation on AICS Assistance

Check out this video interview orientation about this assistance for students in crisis:

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 Socckskargen Region 12:

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 12?

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 12 cover?

The DSWD Field Office 12 includes the following provinces: South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat. It also features the following cities: Cotabato, General Santos, Tacurong, Koronadal, and Kidapawan

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

In Koronadal City, 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 SOCCSKSARGEN DSWD Region 12?

For more information, you may contact DSWD Region 12 at +63 83 228 6080 or visit their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/people/DSWD-XII/100069260497757/. You may also visit the DSWD office Region XII address at Poblacion, Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Philippines.

Summary

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 to SOCCSKSARGEN, you have to go online and submit your application form for an appointment. You will know if you’re approved or not through an interview/assessment with the DSWD representative.

Contact Information

DSWD Field Office Region 12 – SOCCSKSARGEN
Address: Poblacion, Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Philippines
Email: fo12@dswd.gov.ph
Telephone: +63 83 228 6080
Website: https://fo12.dswd.gov.ph/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/people/DSWD-XII/100069260497757/

Google Map Location

Please see the map guide to the location of the DSWD field office Region 12 in Socckskargen region:

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