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POLO-Dubai reopens application for cash assistance; prepares to fund 10,000 more OFWs


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The Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO) in Dubai announced that it will resume the online application for Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) cash assistance program for displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) due to Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement, it stated that aside from initially allocating AED 730 for 7,000 OFWs, the agency has already approved the additional fund for 10,000 more OFWs in Dubai and the northern emirates.

The agency has recieved 56,450 cash assistance application since April 10 until May 11. To date, they have already evaluated 23,000 applications and continued to process submitted applications before they temporarily suspended the application last May 11.

Of 7,000 applications approved, 5,361 displaced OFWs have received the one-time financial assistance in Dubai.

To apply for the cash assistance, you may click

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