ECC To Only Accept Online Cash Aid Applications for Employees with COVID-19
The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) expressed that they are only accepting online cash-aid applications for the meantime from employees for both private and public sectors with the inclusion of uniformed personnel that caught COVID-19.
ECC Executive Director Stella Banawis stated, “In response to the contactless transactions due to the pandemic, online applications were implemented and made through the ECC Cash Assistance Digital System (ECCADS).”
Banawis added that interested applicants must upload their documentary requirements to the system. Applicants can apply through the ECC website.
The needed requirements include the following documents:
- Copy of the claimant’s approved EC claim voucher due to COVID-19 from Social Security System (SSS) or Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
- Copy of 2 valid IDs (preferably office or company ID, GSIS/SSS UMID card, or other government-issued ID)
- Medical abstract, or certificate for COVID-19 illness indicating the period of medical attendance of illness or laboratory Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)/rapid antigen test result showing positive for COVID-19, issued by a Department of Health (DOH) accredited testing center.
ECCADS will be accessible every weekday, from 8 AM to 5 PM, and will accommodate only 100 applications per day.
Banawis stated that applicants should secure all the needed requirements before logging in and uploading to the system.
Moreover, Banawis expressed, “Once the application is successfully submitted, applicants must take note of their control number to monitor the progress of their online application.”
Inquiries and concerns about the ECC are also answered through digital platforms. Cash assistance sent via mail and dropboxes will not be accepted and entertained.
Further, Banawis expressed, “Currently, we are overwhelmed with Cash Assistance applications filed through our ECCADS. That is why we are asking for your understanding and patience. Rest assured that we are doing our best to serve and help those workers with COVID-19.”