DOLE AKAP PROGRAM
The Philippine Embassy in Paris informs our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in France and Monaco that the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Madrid (POLO-Madrid) will start accepting applications for the DOLE-AKAP, a one-time financial assistance amounting to USD 200.00 or its local currency equivalent for OFWs who experienced job displacement due to COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that the financial assistance will be approved and distributed by POLO-Madrid and not the Philippine Embassy in Paris.
Coverage and Eligibility
The following land-based and sea-based OFWs onsite are qualified to avail the DOLE-AKAP, to wit:
-Regular / documented OFWs or Qualified undocumented OFWs;
-At the jobsite and suffered job displacement due to COVID-19 starting 01 March 2020; and
-Must not receive or be eligible to apply or receive any financial support or assistance from the employer or government of France or Monaco.
-Have not received any financial assistance from OWWA due to COVID-19.
Scanned completely filled up Application Form downloadable at https://www.philembassymadrid.com/labor-services-2 or fill up an online application form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfa4fDz6BJ3GQxKD_z2UmqEe2vnUITvsvZP5VtD-gQVjEQRJw/viewform and copies of:
-Data page of a valid Philippine Passport;
-Proof of overseas employment (valid POLO-verified employment contract, OEC, or pay slip);
-Copy of recent employment history from Social Security, if available;
-Proof of loss of employment on account of COVID-19 (e.g. notice of termination, certification from employer, etc.);
-Copy of worker´s residence card, if available;
-Proof of active OWWA membership, if available;
-Additional document/s as may be required.
Upon receipt of the complete documents, POLO Madrid shall evaluate the application within five (5) working days and notify the OFW-applicant on the status of his/her application within five (5) working days following the evaluation.
Ineligibility of the applicant, misrepresentation of facts in the application, and submission of falsified documents are grounds for denial / disapproval of the application.
Disbursement of Funds
If the application is approved, the release of financial assistance shall primarily be through bank transfer or money remittance centers.