DSWD Educational Cash Assistance Region 5 Bicol

For Filipino students in crisis and who want to take advantage of the DSWD Educational Cash Assistance Program in Bicol Region 5, 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 5 includes the following provinces: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, and the island-provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.

DSWD Field Office 5 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 5?

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 5.

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

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AICS Educational Assistance Instructions from DSWD Bicol Region 7

How to Claim DSWD Financial Assistance for Education in Bicol Region 5 – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, and the island-provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate

For DSWD Bicol 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://bit.ly/AICSEARegionV

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 DSWD FO 5 Application Form for Educational Assistance

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 Field office 5 so you are aware of future instructions.

DSWD Field Office 5 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 Bicol 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:

DSWD Region 5 Bicol QR Code Online Registration Form

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.

Reminders

DSWD FO 5 has posted an advisory to the public which features reminders about the process of claiming the AICS Educational Assistance:

This Saturday, August 27, 2022, the processing of AICS Educational Assistance will resume in different provinces in the Bicol region.

Those who receive confirmation via text message from our office will be processed by the agency. Appointments available are applicants who lined up or emailed DSWD Field Office V last Saturday, August 20, 2022.

If you have an appointment, make sure to bring the following complete:

A. When an Authorized Representative:

  • Valid ID (2 photocopies, back-to-back)
  • Student’s School ID or Certificate of Enrolment or any document that proves that the student is enrolled this school year (SY 2022-2023)
  • Authorization letter signed by beneficiary (if under legal age). If the beneficiary is minor, the authorization letter is no longer needed

B. When the caretaker is the beneficiary itself:

  • Valid ID (2 photocopies, back-to-back)
  • Student’s School ID or Certificate of Enrolment or any document that proves that the student is enrolled this school year (SY 2022-2023)

We kindly remind you that we will ONLY ACCEPT THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED TEXT MESSAGES. This is to ensure a systematic way of service delivery. The leadership also urged the public to avoid bringing their underage children. Just bring water, biscuits or whatever you can drink or eat while waiting.

Here is the schedule of the Educational Assistance payout for Saturday, August 27, 2022:

1. North Camarines
Venue: SM City Daet
City/Municipality: Daet and San Vincent
Target Beneficiaries: 1,642

2. Catanduanes
Venue: Panganiban Covered Court / Viga Municipal Plaza / Bagamanoc Rural Development High School
City/Municipality: Danger / Viga / Bagamanoc
Target Beneficiaries: 500 / 500

3. Camarines South
Venue : Pili Convention Center
City/Municipality: Pili, Naga City, Bombon, Calabanga, Camaligan, Magarao, Canaman and Ocampo
Target Beneficiaries: 2,000

4. Colonel
Venue: DSWD AICS Office, Pacific Mall Annex Bldg., Bitano, Legazpi City
City/Municipality: Camalig, Bacacay and Stio. Sunday
Target Beneficiaries: 1,798

5. Sorosogon
Venue: Sorsogon Provincial Gym
City/Municipality: Forest, Santa Magdalena, Barcelona, and Casiguran
Target Beneficiaries: 1,800

6. Masbate
Venue: Landungan Youth Migrant Center Covered Court, Brgy. Nursery, Masbate City
City/Municipality: All LGUs (3 Districts)
Target Beneficiaries: 1,000

For those who want to register to be included in the beneficiaries of AICS Educational Assistance in Bicol region, scan the QR code (link: https://bit.ly/AICSEARegionV ) and fillout the google form.

Only those who register using a QR code will accept the application. No walk-ins will be accepted at agency offices. Stay tuned for the next announcement.

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 5:

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 5?

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 5 cover?

The DSWD Field Office Bicol Region 5 covers 6 provinces: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, and the island-provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.

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

In Bicol Region, 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 Bicol Region ?

For more information, you may contact DSWD Field Office Region 5 at +63 52 480 5754 or visit their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dswdfo5. You may also visit the DSWD Region 5 address at  PBN, Magnolia St, Legazpi City, 4500 Albay, 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 Region 5, you have to follow the appointment portal procedure and show up on the day of the appointment to submit your documents.

Contact Information

DSWD Field Office 5 – Bicol Region
Address: PBN, Magnolia St, Legazpi City, 4500 Albay, Philippines
Telephone: +63 52 480 5754
Email: fo5@dswd.gov.ph
Website: https://fo5.dswd.gov.ph/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dswdfo5

Google Map Location

Please see the map guide to the location of the DSWD field office 5:

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