Tag Archive: OFW


6 June 13

Are you planning to work abroad as an OFW?

Many Filipinos have found good employment and earning opportunities abroad, whether as a professional or a skilled worker.  Filipinos are known for being industrious, trustworthy, and hardworking that is why it is not surprising to know that wherever there is a job to be done in any part of the world, a Filipino is almost always in the payroll.

There are, however, certain countries where Pinoys are not allowed to seek employment.  The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) identified these countries and we are sharing the list below for your reference.  If you are applying for an overseas job through an agency, make sure you are not offered a job at any of these countries.  Bear in mind that some recruitment firms will try to make you believe that it is safe to work in these areas even if it is included in the banned list.  Please do not fall for such claims.  Always deal with legitimate agencies and recruitment firms.

Countries where the deployment ban is imposed due to unstable security:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Somalia
  3. Sudan (except Khartoum and the Kenana Sugar Plantation in the White Nile)
  4. Rwanda
  5. Burundi
  6. Iraq
  7. Syria
  8. Yemen
  9. Chechnya

Countries where only OFWs with existing employment contract are allowed to return:

  1. South Sudan
  2. Libya
  3. Ukraine

The country with the poor working condition and local economic situation

  1. Palau (specific ban for domestic workers)

 Countries not certified by the Department of Foreign Affairs

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Chad
  3. Cuba
  4. North Korea
  5. Haiti
  6. Mali
  7. Mauritania
  8. Niger
  9. Palestine
  10. Somalia
  11. Zimbabwe
  12. South Sudan

If you have questions regarding a job opportunity you are being offered or are not sure if the country where you will be deployed is safe for Filipino workers, call the POEA at (072) 722 1144.  You may also regularly visit their website for updates at www.poea.gov.ph.

Reference: www.poea.gov.ph

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4 Apr 22

Filipinos who work or reside abroad whose PSA birth certificates have corrections need to have these addressed as soon as possible.  Inconsistencies in the details of your birth certificate can greatly affect your passport, immigration status, and validity of issued visas or travel permits.  When this happens, you might not be able to travel back to the Philippines or worse, you could get deported and have difficulty securing travel permits in the future.

We came across an article written by Joanne Go, a paralegal and office manager of FCB Law Office, published by Rappler last April 13, 2019.  She presented the 21-step process needed in order to apply corrections to a Pinoy migrant’s defective birth certificate.  This applies to Filipinos who are working or residing abroad but were born in the Philippines.  Since the process is quite long, we summarized it in this blog for everybody’s information and guidance:

OFW Birth Certificate Corrections (Migrant Corrections Through the Embassy)

According to Go, the Philippine embassy in the country where the Pinoy migrant is staying is the best option if the birth certificate needing correction is registered at that embassy.  However, if your birth certificate is registered in the Philippines, the embassy can only act as a middleman between the OFW or Pinoy migrant and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

So if this happens to you (or your relative who is abroad), here’s what you can do:

  1. At the Embassy and the DFA

The birth certificate owner needs to submit the documents needed to support the correction he is requesting for, along with the fees that need to be paid.  The petition for correction will be posted and the applicant will be issued a Certificate of Posting.  The Consul General of that embassy shall forward the petition to the DFA in Manila and the DFA forwards the same to the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) where the birth certificate was originally registered.

2. At the Local Civil Registrar

As soon as the LCR receives the petition (from DFA Manila), they shall get in touch with the birth certificate owner for further instructions, including any additional fees he or she needs to pay.  A certificate of posting is likewise issued after all requirements have been fulfilled and the birth certificate owner receives the approved petition.  The approved petition is either claimed by the owner himself or by a duly authorized representative (if the owner could not personally appear at the LCR).

 The LCR mails the petition to the Office of the Civil Registrar General (OCRG) in Manila.

3. At the Office of the Civil Registrar General

The OCRG acts on the petition and then forwards the decision back to the LCR.  The LCR then issues the Certificate of Finality.

If the petition is approved, the LCR shall mail the OCRG all the supporting documents.  However, if the petition was denied, the LCR shall file a motion for reconsideration along with the new documents from the petitioner.

Tips when filing a petition for correction when the birth certificate owner is abroad:

  1. Find someone who can file the petition at the LCR on your behalf.

You must provide the person with a red-ribboned Special Power of Attorney (SPA).  This person shall now be authorized to represent you before the LCR and file all the necessary supporting documents that will be required depending on the error that needs to be corrected.

  1. Have your birth certificate and supporting documents reviewed and assessed by the LCR for completeness and veracity.

You (or your authorized representative) must proactively seek the LCR’s advise on the strength of the documents you submitted and how these documents can help support your petition for correction.  According to Go, if you follow the LCR’s advice, your petition has a better chance of getting approved.

  1. Follow up.

You can do this from abroad or have your representative regularly check with the LCR (as it is cheaper to call locally).  Probe for any progress on your filed petition and find out if there are other documents that are needed to help expedite the case.

When the petition is approved, bring it immediately to the PSA so that the necessary corrections would be annotated on your birth certificate.  If you fail to do this, your birth certificate will remain uncorrected.

We hope this article would be of help when you find yourself in a situation where you need to have some entries in your birth certificate corrected.  If you need a copy of your PSA birth certificate, you could actually order online and have it delivered to your preferred address (home or office).  Visit www.psahelpline.ph for more details.

Reference: https://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/227987-tips-correct-birth-certificate-error-for-ofws-filipinos-abroad

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3 Mar 25 (1)

Whether you are traveling for leisure, business, or employment, you must always exercise caution and vigilance for your safety and security.  The Department of Foreign Affairs released a list of reminders for every Pinoy to remember when traveling abroad, especially first-time travelers or those who are visiting a country for the first time.  We are also including a quick review on how to get a new passport in case you lose your passport while abroad.

Read on!

  1. Be mindful of and respect local laws and regulations;
  2. Always keep alert in crowded areas such as popular tourist spots, airports, bus, train, and metro stations, markets and shopping areas, large sports and concert venues, and onboard public transportation, among others, where petty criminals tend to congregate;
  3. Be wary of con artists who use a variety of tactics to distract tourists while accomplices gain access to one’s personal items;
  4. Be careful of one’s belongings.  Never leave items that may easily be picked up, such as wallets, mobile phones, and cameras, unattended.  Always keep these close to you, especially in crowded areas;
  5. As much as possible, distribute your cash, credit cards, important documents, and other valuables in separate compartments in your bag; and
  6. Keep both hard and electronic copies of your passport, IDs, credit cards, and important documents handy while on travel.
  7. When traveling with children, never ever let them wander off alone.  Never leave them unattended even when you feel that the area is safe and guarded.
  8. Always take photos of your children to take note of the clothes they are wearing before you leave the hotel or go out for the day.

I lost my passport abroad!

Filipinos whose passports get lost or stolen should immediately secure a Police Report and contact the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate for assistance.  The Embassy or Consulate can help Filipinos who lose their passports by issuing a travel document that will allow travel back to the Philippines.

For a more detailed article on how to get a passport or travel document while abroad, please visit this blog we released in the past.

 

Reference: www.dfa.gov.ph

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3 Mar 19

Is there an OFW in the family? Have you been working overseas for quite a few years now?  The Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) has some good news for our Bagong Bayani with the introduction of the OFW e-Card!  Here’s how you can get one.

What is the OFW e-Card?

This is a new identification card that serves as an OFW’s proof of membership in the OWWA and also works as an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC).

It shall allow for smoother and faster transactions with different government agencies, saving an OFW the hassle of waiting and spending more while processing his requirements in the country.

What are the benefits of owning an OFW e-Card?

  1. Provides easier access to OWWA programs and services.
  2. Serves as a valid government-issued ID for OFWs.
  3. Used to waive airport fees such as Travel Taxes and Terminal Fees.

What are the application requirements?

  1. Active OWWA membership
  2. Valid passport
  3. Valid OEC or Exemption Number

How do I get an OFW e-Card?

  1. The OFW e-Card is free.
  2. Fill out the OFW ID card application form on the OWWA website.
  3. Select the OWWA Regional Welfare Office where you want to claim the card.

Are all OFWs entitled to the OFW e-Card?

Yes, except newly-hired OFWs.  The OWWA is still working on updates and the public shall be informed when the cards can be made available for all OFWs.

 

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Sept 12

Securing an appointment with the DFA to apply for a passport or have your old one renewed has proven to be quite a challenge for most.  Good thing the DFA has made courtesy lanes available for certain types of applicants.

Here is the list of requirements in order to be eligible for the DFA’s courtesy lanes:

  1. Senior Citizens (60 years old and over).
  • Senior citizens are allowed one companion.
  • The companion of the senior citizen must be an immediate family member (i.e. spouse, siblings, adult children, adult grandchildren, and children-in-law of the senior citizen and must show proof of relationship.
  • If the companion is not an immediate family member, the companion has to show proof of travel arrangements (e.g. confirmed plane or hotel booking) with the senior citizen to be able to avail of the courtesy lane facility.
  1. People with disabilities (PWDs) with proof of disability.
  • PWD is allowed one (1) companion.
  • The companion of the PWD must be an immediate family member, i.e. spouse, siblings, adult children, adult grandchildren, parents-in-law, and children-in-law of the PWD and must show proof of relationship.
  • If the companion is not an immediate family member, the companion has to show proof of travel arrangements (e.g. confirmed plane or hotel booking) with the PWD to be able to avail of the courtesy lane facility.
  1. Solo parent with valid solo parent card, and his/her minor children.
  2. Minors seven years old and below and his/her parents and minor siblings.
  3. Pregnant women
  • If pregnancy is not visible, the applicant must present medical certificate/records.
  1. Overseas Filipino Workers (Land and Sea-based) with valid proof of status, such as:
  • Valid iDOLE card
  • Valid employment contract
  • Valid work visa
  • Seaman’s book stamped at international border less than 365 days from the date of application.

Senior citizens, PWDs, solo parents, and their minor children, pregnant women, and OFWs have the option to choose from regular or expedited processing of their passport application.

The companion of the senior citizens and PWDs, minors seven years old and below, their parents and minor siblings, are to be assessed expedited processing fee because they are not entitled to use the courtesy lane; they are accommodated for their convenience.

All applications made on Saturdays – whether those entitled to use the Courtesy Lane Facility or those accommodated for their convenience – shall be assessed expedited processing fees based on the relevant provision of the Passport Act.

 

Source: http://consular.dfa.gov.ph

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Aug 22

Even Filipinos who work abroad, whether land-based or sea-based, must be covered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth.

Here is a quick guide that can help OFWs stay updated on their membership:

How to register for membership:

  1. If currently in the Philippines:
  • Visit the nearest PhilHealth Regional Office, Local Health Insurance Office, PhilHealth Business Center, or PhilHealth Express outlet in your area.
  1. If currently overseas:
  • Visit any branch of the PhilHealth accredited collecting partners, iRemit, and Ventaja Corporation.
  • Access the Electronic Registration facility and follow the step-by-step procedure.
  • Download the PhilHealth Member Registration Form, fill out, and email to ofp@philhealth.gov.ph

Checking one’s Member Data Record:

To verify if your PhilHealth Member Data Record contains updated information about your membership profile and your list of qualified dependents, click on the Member Inquiry icon under the Online Services section, follow the log-in procedures and check on the accuracy of your member data.

Updating the Member Data Record

  1. Download the PhilHealth Member Registration Form.
  2. Click FOR UPDATING on the upper right-hand side of the form.
  3. Indicate the necessary revisions.
  4. Email the accomplished form to ofp@philhealth.gov.ph
  5. Await via email a copy of your updated Member Data Record.

Premium Contribution Rates

  1. For land-based OFW:
  • Based on the amount prescribed by the PhilHealth.
  • Minimum current rate is Php 2,400 per year.
  • This can be paid in advance for two years to five years, or depending on the duration of the employment contract with the overseas employer.
  1. For sea-based OFW:
    • The premium contribution rate is salary-based following the premium schedule for the Formal Economy.

Where to pay premium contributions:

  • Premium payments can be made overseas through any PhilHealth accredited collecting agents and tie-ups.
  • Payments may also be made at any accredited collecting partners in the Philippines or through PhilHealth Counter at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (Ortigas Ave., Mandaluyong City).

Notes for Filipino Seafarers

PhilHealth coverage need not end when your contract with manning agency ends.  If vacationing in the Philippines while waiting for contract renewal, sea-based OFW members should pay their premium contributions to ensure benefits availment should the need arises.

Source: www.philhealth.gov.ph

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June 14

My brother’s SSS account has been in question for quite a few years now due to a salary loan that has remained unpaid since 2009.  I told him about the ongoing loan restructuring program being offered by the SSS and advised him to take some time off from work so he can visit an SSS office and have his loan reviewed.  Problem is, he works for an international firm that requires him to travel out of the city, and sometimes out of the country, most of the time.  On the days that he is in Manila, he spends most of his time in the office catching up on his reports and other paper works.  Next week, he is scheduled to travel to Beijing and will not be back until September.

So how does one take advantage of the SSS Loan Restructuring Program if he is almost always out of the country, works abroad, or for some reason, is not able to physically visit an SSS office?

Good thing the SSS now accepts Letter of Authority from the applicant so he or she can simply send someone else to file his application through a representative.  All he has to do is send an email to the SSS informing the department that he intends to have his loans reviewed through a representative.

How does this work?  Read this!

Requirements for the Authorized Representative:

  1. Email request of the member-borrower.
  2. Scanned copy of the Letter of Authority.
  3. Scanned copy of two valid identifications cards of the member-borrower.
  4. Photocopies of two valid IDs of the authorized representative.
  5. Printed email showing both email addresses of the member-borrower and of the authorized representative.

Authorized representatives may also do the following in behalf of the member-borrower:

  1. Accomplish the LRP application form.
  2. Sign in “Conforme” portion of the Statement of Loan Balances for LRP and Disclosure Statement.
  3. Sign the promissory note.
  4. Receive the Notice of Approval.
  5. Pay the restructured loan based on the agreed term.

How about OFW members who also wish to avail of the SSS Loan Restructuring Program?

OFW members may personally file their applications at any SSS office in the country (if they are home) or have their spouse or relative file this for them.  If he or she is going to send a representative to do this for him, he needs to execute a Special Power of Attorney or SPA.

  1. The representative must bring two valid IDs, with one or both showing the representative’s signature and photo.
  2. Fill-out the Loan Restructuring Application form (MLP-01263) with black ink (only).
  3. Secure a copy of the Statement of Loan Balance for Loan Restructuring Program; you can get this at the nearest SSS branch in your area.
  4. Accomplish an Affidavit of Residency that will prove that you live or work in an area that is declared to have been under a state of calamity. Have the affidavit notarized. This is no longer required for members who already have a Calamity Loan or Salary Loan Early Renewal Program (SLERP).
  5. Submit all duly accomplished application forms and other requirements at the nearest SSS office or Foreign Office (if OFW is filing abroad).

The SSS has made the Loan Restructuring Program more accessible to everyone, so make sure to grab this opportunity to straighten out your loan accounts with the department.  This will help secure your future claims from the SSS, including and most especially, your pension.

Have a great day!

 

Reference: www.sss.gov.ph

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May 29

If you are planning on working abroad, one of the first things you need to take care of is your security.  Be wary of illegal recruiters and fake job agencies that can only get you in serious trouble with abusive employers abroad.  In order to avoid being in an OFW Horror Story, you need to account your employment with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or the POEA.

Who is the POEA?

The POEA is primarily responsible for securing the best employment terms of Pinoy migrant workers, from the moment they engage with a recruiter in the Philippines until they are deployed to their respective employers.   POEA works alongside its sister agency, the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) to ensure that the Pinoy overseas workers’ welfare is respected and upheld, wherever he may be.

POEA provides services to help OFWs gain their legal status through the proper documents and certifications before leaving the country, while the OWWA is responsible for cases and concerns involving OFWs who are already deployed abroad.

What does the POEA do?

  1. They issue licenses to recruitment and placement and manning agencies for land-based and sea-based workers, respectively.
  2. They monitor and supervise the operations of these recruitment and manning agencies.
  3. They monitor the government’s anti-illegal recruitment program and conducts anti-illegal recruitment seminars nationwide.
  4. They cascade information and expose facts about illegal recruiters, job scams, laws in other countries concerning migrant workers, and other overseas employment-related matters.
  5. The POEA only allows deployment to countries that protect OFW rights with respect to the requirements of the Amended Migrant Workers Act.  These countries are certified by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
  6. They provide legal assistance to Filipinos who fell victim to illegal recruitment and job scams.
  7. They help provide repatriation assistance to displaced OFWs.

Overseas Employment:

  1. They handle the accreditation of foreign employers who hire OFWs.
  2. They process the approval of job orders or requests for workers received from other countries.
  3. They conduct the necessary pre-employment orientation seminars for job applicants.
  4. They evaluate and process employment contracts.

 

You can avoid becoming the next victim of job scammers and illegal recruiters if you acquaint yourself with the requirements and services of the POEA.  The processes that you will be required to undergo (seminars, submission of documents) may look tedious at first but you will realize that it is so much better that taking the shortcut with a possible illegal recruiter.

The government’s primary concern is the safety and welfare of Pinoys who will be working on foreign soil.  And the only way the government can be successful in this endeavor is if all aspiring OFWs (and even those who have already been deployed), would cooperate with the POEA’s processes and requirements.

Tomorrow we are going to feature the different key services offered by the POEA to prospective OFWs.

Reference: www.poea.gov.ph

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May 08

The OEC is a basic requirement for OFWs before they are given permission to work abroad.  They must secure this to ensure that their departure and overseas employment are properly documented.  This document has a 60-day validity from the date it was issued; this means that the OFW must be able to leave before the OEC expires.

Apart from it being a basic requirement, an OEC document presented at the airport also exempts the traveler from paying travel taxes and terminal fees.  It serves as the exit pass or clearance of the OFW as well as a proof of his status as a legitimate OFW.

What are the requirements when securing an OEC?

  1. Passport with at least six months validity from departure date.
  2. Valid work visa, work permit, or any equivalent document.
  3. Verified employment contract or offer of employment.
  4. Printed Balik-Manggagawa Information Sheet

Other documents may be required depending on the required skills (professional, low-skilled, household services).  Canada and US workers will be required to submit additional requirements.  Always bring the original and photocopies of your documents.

Are there fees that need to be paid?

  • POEA Processing Fee – PHP 100 per e-receipt/OEC
  • OWWA Membership Fee – USD 25 (or its PHP equivalent)
  • Pag-IBIG Contribution – Minimum of PHP 100 each month
  • PhilHealth Contribution – PHP 2,400 for one-year coverage

How to apply for an OEC:

There are two ways to apply for an OEC:

Walk-in applicants may apply at any of these processing centers:

  • POEA main office at EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City (Balik-ManggagawaProcessing Division/BMPD)
  • POEA regional offices, regional extension units, and satellite offices.
  • Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO) in the country of employment.
  • Labor Assistance Counters at Manila, Cebu, and Mindanao airports (only for returning OFWs who are staying in the Philippines for five days or less).

You may also set an appointment online at the BM Online Appointment System; this will allow you to choose your preferred schedule and venue for processing of your OEC.

Walk-in applications, including those who have scheduled appointments, may take the whole day or several days to complete.

How to get an OEC Exemption

If you are an OFW and are returning to the same employer or workplace, and have an existing record with the POEA, you can be exempted from the OEC requirements.  All you have to do is log in to your BM online account before your scheduled departure and click on “Acquire OEC or Exemption”.  The system will show a pop-up confirmation message of your BM Exemption Number and pre-departure instructions on what documents you need to present at the airport.

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What are the benefits that OFWs can enjoy as bona fide PhilHealth members?  Are their dependents entitled to the same benefits as well?

Below are the latest case rates applicable to OFW members.  The amount stated in this summary is PhilHealth’s participation in the member’s hospital and medical expenses.  Any amount over the stated coverage will be shouldered by the member or by his Health Maintenance Organization (HMO).

1. Examples of Case Rates

ILLNESS AMOUNT OF BENEFIT
Pneumonia Moderate Risk (Pulmonya) P15,000
Pneumonia High Risk P32,000
Stroke – Infarction P28,000
Stroke – Hemorrhagic or Stroke with Bleeding P38,000
Hypertensive Emergency/Urgency P9,000
Dengue (Severe) P16,000
Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) or Diarrhea with Dehydration P6,000
Asthma in Acute Exacerbation (Hika) P9,000
Newborn Care Package or Services for Newborn Babies P1,750
SURGERIES AMOUNT OF BENEFIT
Hemodialysis P4,000
Maternity Care Package (Normal delivery in lying-in clinics) P8,000
Normal Spontaneous Delivery Package (Normal delivery in a hospital) P6,500
Cesarean Section P19,000
Radiotherapy Linear Accelerator (Linac) P3,000
Cataract Package P16,000
Dilatation and Curettage (Raspa) P11,000
Cholecystectomy P31,000
Appendectomy P24,000

1.1 Z Benefits

These types of packages are for those stricken by diseases that need long and continuous medication.  These normally entail costs beyond one’s usual hospitalization budget.  Z Benefit packages have pre-conditions and selection criteria that need to be met in order to qualify for the benefits at selected government hospitals.

ILLNESS / SURGERY AMOUNT OF BENEFIT
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia or ALL P210,000
Breast Cancer (Stage 0 to 3) P100,000
Prostate Cancer (Low to Intermediate Risk) P100,000
Kidney Transplant (Low Risk) P600,000
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery P550,000
Surgery of Tetralogy of Fallot in Children P320,000
Surgery for Ventricular Septal Defect in Children P250,000
Cervical Cancer Chemoradiation with Cobalt and Brachytherapy (Low Dose)

Linear Accelerator and Brachytherapy (High Dose)

P120,000

P175,000

External Lower Limb Prostheses P15,000

1.2 Outpatient Benefits under All Case Rates

SERVICES AMOUNT OF BENEFIT
Tuberculosis – Directly Observed Treatment Short-course administered at accredited TB-DOTS centers P4,000
Malaria treatment administered at accredited rural health units. P600
Outpatient HIV/AIDS Treatment P30,000
Treatment package for animal bites administered at accredited government animal bite centers. P3,000
Vasectomy and Tubal Ligation P4,000

Important Reminder: A member is allotted 45 days of hospitalization in one year and another 45 days to be divided among his qualified dependents.

What are the conditions before an OFW member or dependent may avail of PhilHealth benefits?

  1. Updated contributions as shown in the member’s MDR.
  2. Make sure you are seeking consultation or treatment at a PhilHealth-accredited hospital and by a PhilHealth-accredited doctor.
  3. You have not yet used up the 45-day hospitalization period (OFW or dependents).

How does an OFW member and his dependents avail of PhilHealth benefits?

  1. Before checking out of the hospital, submit the following documents at the Billing Section of the hospital:
  • Duly accomplished PhilHealth Claim Form 1. You may request for a form at the hospital, PhilHealth offices and branches, or download from the PhilHealth website at philhealth.gov.ph
  • Health Insurance ID Card and or Updated Member Data Record (photocopies).
  • Proof of contributions (photocopies).
  1. Medicines purchased outside of the hospital while member is confined may be reimbursed at the hospital if the patient has not yet used up the allocated benefit amount. Make sure that PhilHealth benefits have been deducted from the total hospital bill and professional fees before signing the Claim Form 2.

What if the OFW member is confined in a hospital abroad?  Can he still use his PhilHealth benefits?

 A member confined abroad may file for benefits claim in the Philippines by submitting the following documents to any PhilHealth office, within 180 days after he has been discharged from the hospital abroad:

  1. Copy of Medical Certificate where the following are clearly stated:
    • Final diagnosis
    • Confinement period
    • Services rendered
  2. Duly accomplished PhilHealth Claim Form 1
  3. Copy of Official Receipt or detailed Statement of Account
  4. Updated Member Data Record or proof of payment.

For further information on OFW’s PhilHealth membership, claims, and benefits, you may call the PhilHealth call center at 02-441-7442.  They are available to take your calls, 24/7.

Source: www.philhealth.gov.ph

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