Programs & Services

OWWA is the government welfare institution that protects and promotes the interest of member-Overseas Filipino Workers.  It develops responsive programs and services for the social protection of its members.

With a membership fee of US$25.00, an OFW is entitled to the following benefits and services:

Social Benefits


An OWWA member is provided with the following benefits within the duration of their contract (per contract basis, with maximum of 2 years contract)


·         Disability and Dismemberment Benefits - A member is entitled to disability/dismemberment benefit of up to P100, 000.00 for injuries sustained due to accident while working abroad.  Qualified are active OWWA members

o   Requirements

§   Foreign medical certificate

§  Medical certificate issued by the local attending physician with medical examination procedure.  (e.g X-ray, MRI, CT Scan)

§  Accident Report/Master’s Report for sea-based OFW


·         Death Benefit.  The family of an active OFW at the time of his death is entitled to receive P100, 000.00 if the cause of death is natural, and P200, 000.00 if the cause of death is accident.  On top of death benefit, a rider of P20, 000.00 will be received by the beneficiaries for the funeral expenses.  Qualified are beneficiaries of active OWWA member.

o   Requirements

§  Original Death Certificate issued by the  local civil registrar or authenticated by National Census and Statistics Office (NCSO)

§  Foreign Death Certificate for OFWs who died abroad including Airway  Bill and Consular Mortuary Certificate or No Objection Certificate

§  Accident Report for death due to accident

§  Burial permit

§  Official receipt of funeral expenses

§   2 valid IDs and 1 pc.  ID picture of claimant

§  Certificate of no marriage (CENOMAR) of OFW from NCSO (if OFW is single)

§  Any of the applicable documents  certified by local civil registrar (LCR) or NCSO

·         Marriage certificate- if claimant is the spouse

·         Birth certificate of OFW- if  claimant is father or mother

·          Birth certificate of child and death certificate of  deceased spouse – if claimant is the  child

§  Affidavit of undertaking executed by claimant (Police report if death is due to accident)

In the absence of Birth/Marriage Certificate, the following must be submitted:

§  Certificate from Local Civil Registrar that fact of birth/marriage is not recorded in the civil registry

§  Baptismal/marriage certificate certified by the Parish Priest/Office

§  Affidavit of 2 disinterested persons regarding fact of birth/marriage and claimant’s relationship to the deceased, with photocopy of their 2 valid IDs