Rights, Duties and Benefits          
   
  Issue: November 2006  
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Employees’ Compensation Program

http://www.dole.gov.ph

Who are covered under the Employees' Compensation Program?

The following are covered under the Employees' Compensation Program:

  1. All public sector employees including those of government-owned or corporations and local government units;
  2. All employees in the private sector covered by the SSS; and
  3. Filipino Seamen compulsorily covered under the SSS. Land-based contract workers are only subject to coverage under the ECP if their employer, natural or juridical, is engaged in any trade, industry or business undertakings in the Philippines.

What work contingencies are compensable under the Employees' Compensation Program?

The following are compensated under the new ECP:

  • Work-connected injury or accident;
  • Work-connected sickness; and
  • Any disability or death resulting from any work-connected accident or work-connected sickness.

When shall coverage of employees under the Employees' Compensation Program start?
Employees in the private sector and public sector are covered starting on the first day of their employment.

[Source: www.dole.gov.ph]