Claim DSWD Region 8 Education Cash Assistance Eastern Visayas

The DSWD has created a program called the AICS Educational Assistance, wherein Filipino students can avail cash assistance within six weeks of distribution. This financial grant is for low-income families to help send their children to school. The areas included in the DSWD office in Region VIII Eastern Visayas are Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Samar, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Ormoc City and Tacloban. Students who want to apply for the program can read more about it here and find out more information on how they can register.

Beneficiaries may earn cash aid from P1,000 to P4,000 during August and September. Participants in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program are not eligible for this cash assistance (4Ps). Nonetheless, several of the 4Ps have already received financial aid. Previously, the DSWD urged recipients of money to return it. Despite this, no one responded to the request.

Also Read: Claim DSWD Region 6 Education Cash Assistance Western Visayas

And, as a result of how the administration handled the situation, this has recently become rather controversial. Despite this, the department continues to assist students who require And, as a result of how the administration handled the problem, this has recently become somewhat controversial. Despite this, the department continues to support students who need and deserve financial aid.

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What is the DSWD AICS Educational Assistance Program?

DSWD’s protective services for groups and individuals in crises, the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS), has been implemented by the DSWD Department of Social Welfare and Development for many years. The AICS provides extra resources and technical assistance to LGU’s local governments and other partners as part of DSWD’s mandate.

DSWD Field Office 8 Qualifications

What does it imply to state that a student is “in crisis”? According to the DSWD, a student in crisis is one who:

  • Working student;
  • The breadwinner of the family;
  • Child of a solo parent;
  • A child whose parents are unemployed;
  • Child of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW);
  • Child of a parent with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV);
  • Orphaned/abandoned child living with relatives;
  • Victim of abuse; or
  • Victim of calamity or natural disaster.


Depending on your educational background, you may be eligible for the following amounts of financial aid to help with school expenses:

  • Elementary — PHP 1,000.00
  • High School — PHP 2,000.00
  • Senior High School — PHP 3,000.00
  • Vocational/College — PHP 4,000.00


Individuals who wish to apply for DSWD educational assistance must fulfill the following conditions:

  • School ID of the student;
  • Valid ID of parent or guardian;
  • Certificate of Registration/Enrollment; and
  • Statement of Account indicating the name of the school and the student’s miscellaneous fees.

NOTE: The aid will be given to the child’s parent or legal guardian for their education. To avoid complications during the process, ensure that the documents submitted are authentic and accurate. Anyone who produces false documents can face legal consequences.

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How to Claim DSWD Financial Assistance for Education in Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, and Western Samar

For STUDENT-IN-CRISIS in the whole region who doesn’t have an appointment or priority number yet, you have three options to make an online appointment:

  1. For those with internet access, you may access the online appointment portal at the link below: OR
  2. For those with internet access and have a cell phone with a QR Code Reader, you may access the online appointment portal through the QR Code below, OR
  3. For those who don’t have internet access, you may text through this text format and send it to this number: 09191601766

Guardian: Dela Cruz,Juan,Guzman,01/01/1995,Tacloban City,09191234567

  1. Dela Cruz,Juana,Guzman,01/11/2007,Senior High
  2. Dela Cruz,Lance,Guzman,02/12/2016,Elementary
  3. Dela Cruz, Joselito, Guzman, 03/20/2004, College

The online appointment portal is now open and will temporarily close at 12:00am on August 30, 2022.

The DSWD Field Office 8 will also inform you that after the online appointment, you will receive a text message from DSWD FO8 regarding the status OR schedule and the place where the DSWD social worker will be processed and assessed if you are qualified to receive educational assistance.

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This process is for those in Region 8 (Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, and Western Samar).

‎Only clients who have received the confirmation text will be assessed for Educational Assistance. All successful applicants will go through an interview assessment by Field Office 8’s social workers.‎

As for the schedule of the “Educational Assistance Payout,” this will be held every Saturday, on the following dates: August 20, August 27, September 3, September 10, September 17, and September 24, 2022 — at the DSWD Central Office and Field Offices.

Reminder: ‎‎Those who receive text messages are advised to bring their water and food.‎

Video: DSWD: Registration for education cash aid application now online or via text; No walk-ins | ANC

Watch this YouTube video of Sec. Erwin Tulfo and DILG Sec. Benhur Abalos sign a joint memorandum of agreement on the implementation of the educational assistance distribution. This agreement will establish guidelines on the distribution of cash aid to avoid chaos on the next 5 Saturdays.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some frequently asked inquiries regarding the DSWD’s AICS Educational Assistance Program in the meantime:

1. How much financial aid can I receive for my education?

The following amounts of financial aid are available: (a) PHP 1,000 for elementary school; (b) PHP 2,000 for high school; (c) PHP 3,000 for senior high school; and (d) PHP 4,000 for vocational/college.

2. How do I know if I’m eligible for educational assistance?

The program is only available to “students in crisis.” If you are one of the following, you are considered a student in distress: (a) a working student; (b) family breadwinner; (c) child of a single parent; (d) child of unemployed parents; (e) OFW’s kid; (f) orphaned or abandoned youngster living with relatives, and (g) person suffering from abuse.

3. How can I apply for educational assistance?

Send an email to or go to the nearest regional or field office to ask for help with school. Before deciding whether or not to help you pay for school, a social worker will look at your request.

4. When will the educational assistance payout begin??

In 2022, the DSWD’s educational assistance will be given out on the following Saturdays: August 20, August 27, September 3, September 10, September 17, and September 24. The Central Office of the DSWD opens at 7 a.m. on the days specified to receive applications and begin disbursing funds, while DWSD Field Offices throughout the country open at 8 a.m..

5. Who can I call to learn more about the program??

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about this program or any other DSWD program, please call their DSWD Agency Operations Center (AOC) at the numbers listed below.

  • Smart — 0943 464 8026 / 0943 464 8086 / 0932 933 3251
  • Globe — 0995 715 3926 / 0995 715 3934

NOTE: The aforementioned lines can be reached from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

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As of August 20, 2022, the DSWD’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations Educational program had provided funds to over 48,000 students. With approximately PHP 140 million in program funds remaining, qualifying candidates will be able to pay for their studies. If you or your child is a student who is eligible for this program, you should contact your nearest DSWD office.

DISCLAIMER: The main goal of this guide is to provide people with general information. You can find out more about the Educational Assistance Program by going to your DSWD regional office’s official website and Facebook page.

Contact Information: DSWD Field Office 8

If you have any questions, please contact the DSWD Field Office 8 at the following address:

Address: Magsaysay Blvd, Downtown, Tacloban City, Leyte
Telephone: 0533212040
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