DSWD Unemployment Assistance

Many posts have been circulating recently online about DSWD Unemployment Assistance amounting to Php 7,000. This has caught the attention of the DSWD since they do not have a specific program called “DSWD Unemployment Assistance” offering Php 7,000. As a result, the department is addressing the misinformation and clarifying its existing assistance programs.

Although the DSWD provides various forms of financial assistance, such as the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) program, it’s important to note that these cash aid programs may not specifically cater to unemployed individuals. The AICS program, for instance, is designed to assist individuals and families facing sudden emergencies or crises, but it may not be tailored to address long-term unemployment needs.

Social Media Awareness Against Disinformation

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has issued a warning to the public regarding false information circulating about DSWD Unemployment Assistance. DSWD clarifies that while it provides various assistance programs to support vulnerable individuals and families, including those affected by unemployment, the misinformation regarding a specific “DSWD Unemployment Assistance” program is inaccurate.

The public is urged to exercise caution and discernment when encountering information online, particularly on social media platforms. It is essential to verify the authenticity of such claims and rely on official announcements and channels for accurate information about government assistance programs.

As such, individuals seeking assistance for unemployment may need to explore other avenues or programs offered by different government agencies or organizations specializing in workforce development and employment support.


PH Government Benefits for Unemployed Individuals

1. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Programs

a) Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD)

The program focuses on offering short-term employment in community-based projects that contribute to local infrastructure improvement, environmental conservation, and disaster risk reduction efforts. TUPAD aims to alleviate poverty and provide immediate income support to marginalized individuals and communities.

b) Government Internship Program (GIP)

GIP provides young Filipinos with practical exposure to the workings of government institutions, allowing them to acquire relevant skills, knowledge, and insights into public service. Interns under the Government Internship Program are assigned to different government agencies and offices, where they assist in various tasks and projects related to the agency’s mandate and functions.

c) JobStart Philippines Program

The program targets unemployed young Filipinos aged 18 to 24 years old who have completed at least a high school education but lack the necessary skills and experience to secure stable employment.

These are only some programs and job opportunities you may find on the DOLE website. You may access and go through their website at https://www.dole.gov.ph/.

2. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Assistance

a) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)

The program aims to provide conditional cash transfers to eligible households to alleviate poverty and promote human capital development among vulnerable families.

b) Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP)

SLP aims to alleviate poverty by empowering individuals and households to generate income and improve their economic well-being. By providing access to livelihood opportunities, the program helps beneficiaries increase their household income and reduce their reliance on subsistence livelihoods.

3. Social Security System (SSS) Benefits:

a) SSS Unemployment Benefits

SSS unemployment benefits offer temporary financial assistance to eligible members who have lost their jobs and are actively seeking employment. The benefits help replace a portion of the income lost due to unemployment, allowing individuals to meet their basic needs and obligations, such as food, housing, utilities, and other essential expenses.

b) SSS Salary Loan

Social Security System (SSS) Salary Loan is to provide financial assistance to SSS members during times of urgent financial need. The loan serves as a convenient and accessible source of funds for members to address short-term financial obligations, unexpected expenses, or emergencies.

4. Skills Training and Scholarship Programs:

a) Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) programs

TESDA programs aim to develop the technical and vocational skills of individuals, preparing them for employment in various industries and sectors. Aside from this, you can easily browse through their website about the new career or job opportunities offerings available nationwide. To access the site, go to the official website or click – https://www.tesda.gov.ph/Careers to redirect.

b) Other government-sponsored training initiatives

  • Training for Work Scholarship Program
  • Special Training for Employment Program
  • Tulong Trabaho Scholarship Program

How to Optimize the Use of These Resources

Optimizing the use of online resources for job searching involves leveraging various platforms, tools, and strategies to enhance visibility, access relevant opportunities, and effectively manage the job search process.

Step 1: Update Your Professional Profiles

  • Ensure your LinkedIn profile is complete and up-to-date with relevant experience, skills, and achievements.
  • Use a professional photo and headline that reflects your expertise and career goals.

Step 2: Identify Targeted Job Search Platforms

  • Research and identify job search websites and platforms that cater to your industry, location, and job preferences.
  • Consider popular platforms like Indeed, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and industry-specific job boards.

Step 3: Set Up Job Alerts

  • Set up job alerts on your preferred job search platforms based on keywords, location, job title, and industry.
  • Receive notifications for new job postings that match your criteria directly to your email or mobile device.

Step 4: Network Online

  • Join professional groups and communities related to your field or industry on LinkedIn.
  • Engage with industry professionals, participate in discussions, and share relevant content to expand your network.

Step 5: Research Companies

  • Explore company websites and career pages to learn about their culture, values, and current job openings.
  • Follow companies of interest on social media platforms to stay updated on their latest news and job postings.

Step 6: Customize Applications

  • Tailor your resume and cover letter to highlight your relevant skills, experiences, and achievements for each job application.
  • Customize your application materials to align with the requirements and preferences of the job posting.

Step 7: Utilize Online Learning Platforms

  • Take advantage of online learning platforms like Coursera, Udemy, and LinkedIn Learning to acquire new skills and certifications relevant to your target industry or role.
  • Enhance your qualifications and stay competitive in the job market by completing relevant courses and training programs.

Step 8: Stay Organized

  • Keep track of your job applications, interviews, and follow-ups using a spreadsheet, online tracker, or dedicated job search app.
  • Set reminders for important deadlines, interviews, and networking events to stay organized and on top of your job search activities.

Step 9: Seek Feedback and Improvement

  • Seek feedback from mentors, peers, or career advisors on your resume, LinkedIn profile, and interview performance.
  • Use constructive feedback to identify areas for improvement and refine your job search strategy accordingly.

Step 10: Stay Persistent and Resilient

  • Stay persistent and resilient throughout the job search process, as it may take time to find the right opportunity.
  • Maintain a positive attitude, stay motivated, and celebrate small victories along the way to keep momentum in your job search efforts.

Video: DSWD Warns the Public for Fake News Online

This is a news update about a survey questionnaire claiming a “New Year’s Gift” through a link shared online from DSWD. A lot of disinformation is circulating online, including false claims about government assistance programs. DSWD once again warns the public to be vigilant, practice social media awareness, and verify information from credible sources before sharing or acting upon it.