5,000 unemployed workers will soon receive cash assistance from CAMP – DOLE exec

About 5,000 qualified beneficiaries of the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Covid-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) will soon receive their cash assistance.

Assistant Secretary of Labor Dominique R. Tutay revealed that the said beneficiaries were among the 22,000 applications they have received since they began accepting applications for the 2022 PAC on Monday.

She said another 12,000 of said 2022 PAC applications are still being evaluated, while the remaining 4,000 are still subject to “additional verification”.

“If their application is approved, they will have to wait one to two weeks for their financial aid,” Tutay said in a television interview last Thursday.

Each of the beneficiaries of the PAC 2022 will receive a one-time financial aid of 5,000 P.

Tutay said applicants can track the status of their pending CAMP 2022 applications using their tracking number.

“They can call the DOLE hotline 1349 or use the tracking number given to them during the application period to follow up [on their application] via online,” Tutay said.

The DOLE has allocated 1 billion pesos from its budget this year for the program, which aims to help workers who have lost their jobs, either permanently or temporarily, when the government has lifted an alert level 3 or higher in their areas.

Tutay explained that they have already downloaded an initial amount of 130 million pesos from the fund allocated to their regional offices to deliver CAP benefits to 25,000 initial target beneficiaries.

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