P15,000 Livelihood Assistance Grants (LAG) during the Community Quarantine due to COVID-19

The Livelihood Assistance Grants (LAG) is the financial assistance granted to qualified Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) beneficiaries whose livelihoods were affected by the declaration of community quarantine. The SLP, on the other hand, is the capability-building program for the poor, vulnerable and marginalized families and communities to help improve their socio-economic conditions through accessing and acquiring necessary assets to engage in and maintain thriving livelihoods. The SLP is one of the core programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) providing livelihood assistance during natural or human-induced disasters. 

The LAG is provided in Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1, which was issued by various government agencies to provide for social amelioration programs (see List of Social Amelioration Programs) intended to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 health crisis. This is pursuant to the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act No. 11469) and its Implementing Directives

The LAG aims to assist the SLP beneficiaries’ recovery from economic losses and can be used as a seed capital to start-up new or enhance existing feasible and viable micro-enterprises, purchase inputs or starter kits needed for the identified micro-enterprise and/or for employment-related activities such as, but not limited to, transportation / fare expenses. 

The LAG will only be provided to SLP beneficiary families having at least one (1) member who is a worker in the informal sector, and is displaced by reason of the declaration. The family must be in the masterlist endorsed by the LGU to the DSWD Field Office (FO) and its eligibility for LAG shall be subject to the assessment of the DSWD staff. The maximum amount of LAG per eligible family shall not exceed Fifteen Thousand Pesos (PhP 15,000). A family shall be qualified to avail the assistance only once, regardless of the number of family members belonging to the identified sectors. 

Release of Assistance

The LAG will be in the form of financial assistance which may be released to the beneficiary either in cash or individual check. The beneficiary shall undergo the processes required by the SLP for the release of LAG, in accordance with the existing guidelines of the SLP. 

Distribution Scheme 

Families assessed to be qualified recipients of LAG shall be provided with the grant as soon as the declaration of public health emergency or community quarantine, whichever comes first, is lifted. However, in case proper authorities require, the DSWD may distribute the LAG to the beneficiaries during the quarantine period. 

The LAG shall be directly released to the recipients through cash pay-out by the Special Disbursing Officers (SDOs) designated by the DSWD CO or FO. The release of LAG can be through house-to-house or on a designated site of pay-out, or through any mode that is most convenient and safe for both the SDOs and the beneficiaries. 

Nothing in the provisions of these guidelines shall limit the DSWD from resorting to Section 872 of the General Appropriations Act of 2020 to further effectuate the provisions hereof. 

[See also: Social Amelioration Programs for the Community Quarantine by Reason of COVID-19; Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP) during the Community Quarantine); Target Beneficiaries of the Government Social Amelioration Program for COVID-19; Documentary Requirements to Avail of Government Social Amelioration Programs for COVID-19

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23 thoughts on “P15,000 Livelihood Assistance Grants (LAG) during the Community Quarantine due to COVID-19

  1. AvatarBabylyn

    Ako po si babylyn may 2 na anak welder po asawa ko wala po akong trabaho. Meron po akong maliit na sarisari store. un4ntely dipo kami nakakuha ng SAP didaw po kami qualified coz nasa abrod ung byenan ko and now I’ve heard dis about sa Lag but then di na naman daw po ako qualified. Ano po ba qualification para make avail po ng Lag according po kasi sa brgy official po namin only those nakakuha lng ng Sap ang qualified.

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  2. AvatarNazar Torres

    Where could I apply for livelihood assistance grant? I need this to restart my aqua culture business. Please help

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  3. AvatarRuth Sason

    Good day Sir/Mam:
    Naway isa po ang pamilya ko na mapasama sa inyong programang LIVELIHOOD ASSISTANCE GRANT (LAG). isa po akong 7months pregnant, at may dalawang anak na 5yrs. Old at 1 year old. At simula po noong March nag simula ang lockdown nawalan na po ng work asawa ko at nagsara na mga business ng cleyente nya, isa po syang oncall freelance bookkeeper at ngayon wala pa din kami pinakakakitaan para isuporta sa aming mga anak,umaasa lamang po kami samin mga Pamilya na halos wala na di matulong dahil naapektuhan din ng pandemia ang kanilang mga trabaho at paghahanda sa aking panganganak. isa po sana kami sa palarin para sa aming panimula. Maraming salamat po. God bless??

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  4. AvatarJEANE ANIÑON

    I did not qualified for social amelioration money i dont understand reason. Because they say i look rich. That is facial outlook only. I had lived and work abroad but now has no more business and work. I am qualified for 15000 00 pesos livelyhood program but still waiting. Ang tagal e release nila kahit approved na. Ano po gawin ko? Na isip ko tuloy BAKA PINA LENDING muna nila pera at PATUBUAN.Is it possible? Approved na po ako sa 15,000.00k tagal e release at bawas pa nga 2000.00 pesp sabi nang nag assessed sakin 13K lang daw.

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  5. Avatarrose ann pantaleon sagun

    sana po mapili din po ako magkaroon po uli ng puhunan para po sa aking maliit na tindhan ako po ay may apat n anak ..hiwalay po ako sa asawa gusto ko po sana magkaron ng konting pahkukuhanan para po aa mga anak ko naubos po kc laman nh aking tndhan my baby p po ako sana po mapili nyo dn po ako salamat po..

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  6. AvatarRosalie Guevarra Lumang

    Good day po Sana po matulungan nyo po kami para sa pansimulang pang negosyo para sa aking mga anak single mother po ako at may 3 anak Sana makatulong Ang LAg para makatustus para sa aking pamilya thank you po God bless

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  7. AvatarWilson durain

    Ask ko po kung tuloy po ba ung livelihood po ng asawa ko kc august 2019 pa po cxa nag apply sa dswd.
    Name : Ailyn Baguio lerazan
    Address : Bayanihan St Brgy commonwealth Quezon City

    Maraming Salamat po
    God bless

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  8. AvatarLourdes Estonilo Doctolero

    Hi good day to your office. Lahat po sa aming area ay nag aayos Para sa 15000 po na Yan with registration of 350pesos Kaya nag back out po ako.pano po ba ang tamang proseso Para Maka avail ng LAG po. Salamat po

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