Updates about the DSWD Educational Cash Aid for Indigent Students
DSWD EDUCATIONAL CASH AID – The government agency spoke on the possibility of reopening the online application for the educational assistance.
A lot of parents and students are hopeful that their application for the DSWD Educational Cash Assistance to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The government agency launched a six-week program in the pursuit to help indigent students amid the opening of a new school year.
The program targets to help indigent elementary, junior high school, senior high school, and college and vocational students. A beneficiary may receive up to P4,000 depending on his or her grade level based on the following:
- Elementary Students – P1,000
- Junior High School Students – P2,000
- Senior High School Students – P3,000
- College / Vocational Students – P4,000
The releasing of the cash aid were set for six (6) Saturdays from August until the last Saturday of September. On the first releasing day, the government agency quite had a problem due to the huge number of applicants in every region.
The DSWD decided to collaborate with the local government units (LGUs) in the distribution of the cash aid. Online platforms where parents and students may apply were also set. The agency advised the applicants to go for online applications.
The applicants may receive confirmation message from DSWD and there may be an on-site evaluation on the day of the releasing of the DSWD Educational Cash Assistance. However, in just a few weeks, the online systems were clogged with a huge number of applications.
DSWD decided to close the online applications for the educational aid. Based on a report on CNN, there is a possibility that the releasing of the educational assistance will be extended depending on the budget but the agency will not reopen the online applications. The agency will prioritize the applicants who have no internet access.
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