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DOLE: Cash Benefit for Those Infected With A(H1N1) Untrue

Date Posted: Jul 16, 2009

The secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Marianito Roque clears that there is no truth to the rumors that workers infected with A(H1N1) virus are eligible to receive cash benefits amounting to Php75,000.


However, Roque explained that public and private health care workers infected with A(H1N1) are entitled to Php150,000 worth of PhilHealth hospitalization benefits. On the other hand, non health-workers such as managers, call center agents, teachers and clerks and their dependents diagnosed with A(H1N1), may avail Php75,000 PhilHealth hospital benefits.


Workers infected with the virus can also get sickness benefits from the Social Security System (SSS) and employee’s compensation benefits under PD 626 or the ECC law.


The DOLE also formed “Task Force on H1N1 in the Workplace" that aims to monitor the implementation of the DOLE A(H1N1) advisory in workplaces.


The task force teams up with labor and employers groups and other government agencies for the dissemination of information about A(H1N1).


It will also assist workers and employers in plant-level risk assessment as well as in putting in place workplace improvements to reduce the possibility of A(H1N1) transmission at the workplace. The advisory reminds all employers to maintain cleanliness in workplaces as well as to keep all its employees informed about the virus.


In cases where an A(H1N1) infected worker had used up all the leave credits, the employer could consider giving leave of absence without pay. Roque, however, urged employers to be considerate to those suspected or infected with A(H1N1) by giving them additional leave with pay.

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