With the continued threat of COVID-19 and in response to the need for contactless transaction, Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) gears towards online application of cash assistance through ECC Cash Assistance Digital System (ECCADS).

Workers in the private and government sector, including the uniformed personnel, who became COVID-19 positive due to work or working condition can apply for cash assistance at cashassistance.ecc.gov.ph.

EC cash assistance applicants will have to scan their documentary requirements and upload it to the system. Requirements include a copy of the claimant’s approved EC claim voucher due to covid19 from Social Security System (SSS) or Government Service Insurance System (GSIS); Copy of 2 valid IDs, preferably Office or Company ID, GSIS/SSS UMID card or other government issued ID; and Medical Abstract or Certificate for COVID-19 illness indicating the period of medical attendance of illness or Laboratory (RT-PCR/Rapid Antigen) test result showing positive for covid19, issued by a DOH accredited testing center.

The ECCADS can accommodate 100 applications per day and applicants should also ensure the completeness and correctness of documents to be uploaded before logging in to the system. Once the application is successfully submitted, applicants must take note of their control number to monitor the progress of their online application.

Cash assistance applications sent through a courier or submitted to dropbox are no longer accepted. Inquiries and concerns regarding ECC are also to be entertained through the digital platforms of ECC.

“ECCADS helps ensure the safety of our claimants and employees although we are overwhelmed with cash assistance applications filed through our ECCADS that is why we are asking applicants’ patience and understanding,” said Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis.

Rest assured that ECC maintains prompt response in all applications to give Employees Compensation benefits to workers contracted with COVID-19, added Banawis.

The EC Program provides compensation to workers in the event of work-connected sickness or injuries which resulted to disability or death. EC claims may be filed at the SSS for the private sector and the GSIS for the public sector. End/KDaga