AKAP Application Rejected Failed From Evaluation.
The majority of OFW claims that they haven’t received the AKAP financial assistance and still looking forward to received the financial assistance from DOLE. However, there are many reasons to consider why you haven’t or will never claim the financial assistance.
An Official from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) said that the several reasons why OFW’s AKAP Cash Assistance Applications are rejected. Lawyer Attache Felecitas Bay said in a Facebook interview with Kalayaan 2020 some applications are rejected because their officials found out that they were not terminated due to the Pandemic Global Impact.
Ms. Attache Bay said ” that during our evaluation, our staff found out that there were applicants who were terminated because of other reasons and not because of Covid-19. “Kasi if you’re terminated as early as December or January, at mayroong reason yung employer bakit ka na-terminate hindi naman nakalagay doon na pandemic” she added. She also stated that visit visa holders and OFWs who experienced salary reductions are not included in the program.
“We are not saying na hindi kami naniniwala. Kaya lang may mga bagay tayong dalat klaruhin. Like kagaya nung salary reduction pala, hindi naman sya no work no pay. That’s one thing that we have to explain to the individual na hindi daw nya alam na hindi kasali yung salary reduction. So we consider OFW ineligible or hindi sya qualified. Naiintindihan niya yan kasi ine-explain naman natin. So yung mga naka visit visa, ine-explain natin na hindi pwede kasi naka visit-visa,” Bay said.
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