OWWA Claiming Insurance and Burial Benefits


OWWA Claiming Insurance and Burial Benefits - A guide for all who need information on how to process their benefits. 


Overseas Filipino Workers need strong support in keeping their stay abroad stable even they are away from home. Welfare agency is a response to the request of our fellow countrymen who offer their lives to provide food on the table.

Listed below are the OWWA Claiming Insurance and Burial Benefits guidelines:



Basic Requirements for Life Insurance, Disability, Dismemberment and Burial Benefits:
1. Passport (for Land-based OFW), and Seaman’s Service Record Book (for Sea-based OFW)
2. Certificate of Membership issued by the OWWA Membership Processing Center (MPC)
3. OFW/Seaman’s undertaking executed by claimant (for Death claim)

Documentary Requirements for Life Insurance Benefits

1. Original Death Certificate issued by Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or Authenticated by National Statistic Office (NSO) or Foreign Death Certificate for OFW who died abroad and accident report for death due to accident
2. Burial Permit
3. Official receipt of funeral expenses
4. ID picture of claimant (2 pieces
5. Any of the following applicable documents certified by LCR or NSO:
-Marriage certificate - if claimant is the spouse
-Birth certificate of OFW - if claimant is the mother or Father
-Birth certificate of child and death certificate of deceased spouse, if claimant is the child
-Certificate of no marriage

Overseas Filipino Workers - Helpful Guide Information

 

In the absence of birth/marriage certificate, the following must be submitted:
1. Certificate from LCR that fact of marriage/birth is not recorded in the civil registry
2. Baptismal/marriage certificate certified by the Parish priest /office
3. Affidavit of two (2) disinterested persons re: facts of birth/marriage and claimant’s relationship to the deceased

Documentary Requirements for Disability Benefit

1. Foreign medical certificate
2. Medical certificate issued by the local attending Physician with medical examination procedure, e.g., X-ray, MRI, CT Scan
3. Accident report

Releasing Requirements


Any 2 (original and valid copy) of the following:
1. Passport
2. Office ID
3. Postal ID
4. Driver’s license
5. Original NBI clearance

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