Application for DOLE’s COVID-19 cash aid now closed

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The application for the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program or CAMP3, a one-time 5,000 pesos aid to workers in the private sector affected by the declaration of Alert Level 3 or higher, has been officially closed on March 4.

Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, in an advisory released on Friday, March 11, informed that the DOLE has already stopped accepting online applications for the CAMP 3 assistance on March 4.

However, should Alert Level 3 be reimposed, the system will be opened and start accepting applications for CAMP.

Secretary Bello further clarified in Labor Advisory No. 06 series of 2022 that DOLE shall continue to process and evaluate all applications received before the system’s closure.

Applicants with submitted applications may track the status of their application on

“DOLE is ready to continue providing support to affected workers through its various assistance programs and employment facilitation services,” Bello said.

As of March 6, DOLE has already approved the CAMP 3 application of 29,973 workers.

The National Capital Region reported the most number of applicant workers with 58,008 or 35 percent of applications, followed by CALABARZON with 18,935 or 11 percent, and Region III with 17,024 or 10 percent.

Most of the workers who have applied for CAMP came from establishments that implemented temporary closure.

Moreover, most of the applicant establishments belong to micro (2,714 or 51 percent) and small (2,324 or 44 percent) enterprises.

The DOLE CAMP3 was launched in January 2022 to help workers affected by the temporary or permanent closure of businesses and retrenchment of companies when the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) placed several areas in the country under Alert Level 3 or higher.

Source: Department of Labor and Employment