- granted pursuant to R.A. No. 7883, dated February 20, 1995, otherwise known as the “Barangay Health Workers Benefits and Incentives Act of 1995”, and implemented through CSC Resolution No. 992845 dated December 29, 1999.
WHO ARE QUALIFIED FOR THE GRANT OF BHWE
The BHWE shall be granted to Local Health Board-accredited barangay health worker who has completed at least two (2) years of college education leading to a college degree and has voluntarily rendered at least five (5) years of continuous active and satisfactory service as an accredited BHW to the community. Services rendered prior to February 20, 1995, or the date of approval of RA No. 7883 shall not be counted for purposes of the grant.
For purposes of the grant of BHW Eligibility, services rendered to the community should meet ALL of the following requisites:
- The services must be voluntary, meaning, the BHW has not been employed and has not received any form of salary, or compensation, except honorarium, in the entirety of the five-year period for service requirement;
- The services rendered must be continuous for a minimum period of five (5) years, meaning, the BHW should have served actively and satisfactorily on a full time basis; and
- The services rendered shall be under accredited status of the BHW, meaning, the applicant-BHW should already had been accredited by the Local Health Board before rendering the five-year service requirement.
BHW who had been hired by agency under Job Order status and/or Contract of Service, may still avail of/qualify for the grant of BHWE.
APPROPRIATENESS OF BHWE
The BHWE shall be considered appropriate for first level positions in government except for the following positions: (Provided under Section 2 of CSC Resolution No. 992845 on the Implementing Guidelines in the Grant of BHW Eligibility)
- Positions under Category I of CSC MC No. 11, s. 1996 and CSC MC No. 3, s. 2008, which require passing the TESDA trade tests;
- Positions under Category IV of CSC MC No. 11, s. 1996, as amended by CSC Resolution No. 974554, which require licenses issued by competent authority;
- Stenographer positions for these require special skills and competencies; and
- Positions which require passing Board examinations or those which are governed by special laws.
DATE OF EFFECTIVITY OF BHWE
The date of effectivity of the BHWE shall be the date of approval of an application by the CSC Regional Office concerned.
PERIOD OF FILING OF APPLICATION FOR BHWE
Filing of applications for the grant of BHWE is continuous.
General Documentary Requirements
1. Properly accomplished Application Form (CS Form 101-H, Revised Dec. 2011);
2. Three (3) pieces of identical I.D. pictures taken within the last three (3) months prior to filing of application with specifications, as follows:
a. Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm)
b. Printed on quality photo paper;
c. In white background;
d. In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1” below the chin);
e. In bare face (without eye glasses/colored contact lens, or any accessory that may cover facial features; facial features not computer-enhanced);
f. Showing left and right ears; and
g. With full name tag:
- The name tag must legibly show the applicant’s signature over complete printed name in the format First Name-Middle Initial-Last Name-Extension Name (if any); and
- The name tag should not be computerized, meaning, the applicant should have his/her picture taken while holding his/her written name tag.
3. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which must be valid (not expired) upon filing of application, and bears the applicant’s complete name, picture and signature, and the issuing officer’s name and signature:
a. Current Office/Company I.D.
b. School I.D (must be duly validated for the current school year)
c. GSIS UMID
d. SSS I.D.
e. Passport (with signature of the applicant)
f. Driver’s License
g. PRC License
h. BIR/TIN I.D. (ATM type/laminated card with picture type)
i. Police Clearance (with picture)
j. Voter’s I.D.
k. PhilHealth I.D. (ATM type)
l. Postal I.D.
m. Barangay I.D.
Note: Any other I.D. card NOT included in the above list shall NOT be accepted. Alumni, association, membership, and health I.D.s, including ATM cards, shall NOT be accepted.
4. Original and photocopy of Birth Certificate of the applicant authenticated/issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO);
Note: In case where the NSO-issued Birth Certificate is not legible, or the NSO has duly issued a Negative Certification of Birth (NSO CRS Form No. 1) printed in NSO security form, the applicant shall, in addition, be required to submit the original and photocopy of his/her Birth Certificate that is authenticated/issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR).
5. For female married applicants, original and photocopy of Marriage Certificate authenticated/issued by the NSO;
Note: In case where the NSO-issued Marriage Certificate is not legible, the applicant shall, in addition, be required to submit the original and photocopy of his/her Marriage Certificate that is authenticated/issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR).
6. Certification executed by the applicant that he/she has no pending administrative and/or criminal case before any court/authorized body, and that he/she has never been found guilty/convicted of any administrative offense and/or crime, using the prescribed CSC SPEL Form 1, April 2012; and
7. If filing of the application is through a representative:
a. Authorization letter executed by the applicant; and
b. Original and photocopy of at least one (1) valid I.D. card of the representative as listed under Item no. 3 hereof.
Specific Documentary Requirements
1. School certificate, or transcript of record [applicant must have completed at least two (2) years of college education leading to a college degree];
2. Certificate of Accreditation issued and signed by the chairman, or authorized official of the Barangay Health Worker Registration and Accreditation Committee and of the Local Health Board (the Certificate of Accreditation should have been issued on or before the start of the five-year voluntary service);
3. Certification of at least five (5) years of continuous and satisfactory service as an accredited BHW issued by the Local Health Board;
4. Notarized Affidavit stating that the BHW was not employed in the government during his/her service requirement, and that he/she did not receive any form of salary/compensation, except honorarium, during his/her service requirement;
Note: For purposes of the requirement for Notarized Affidavit, the phrase “was not employed in the government” shall mean that the BHW was not issued any appointment, whether permanent, temporary, substitute, coterminous, contractual, or casual, and that he/she did not receive any salary/compensation derived from any government agency plantilla payroll, during his/her service requirement.
Salary/compensation shall not include allowances such as meal allowance, transportation allowance, and the like.
5. Authenticated/certified copy of Annual Accomplishment Reports; and
6. Original/authenticated and dry-sealed Registry of Accredited BHW issued by DOH (agency to agency concern; to be submitted by DOH to CSCRO)
WHERE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR BHWE
Properly accomplished CS Form 101-H (Revised, Dec. 2011), together with the pictures and other documentary requirements, must be submitted to the CSC Regional Office, or any of its Field Offices, having jurisdiction over the Barangay where an applicant has rendered services.
MODES OF FILING OF APPLICATION FOR BHWE
A. By the Applicant in Person;
This mode of filing an application involves the applicant himself/herself going to the CSC Regional Office concerned, or to any of its Field Offices, to personally submit his/her application and documentary requirements. This is the most recommended mode of application filing, as this will allow interview of the applicant as to his/her qualifications and other circumstances relevant to his/her application for eligibility grant.
B. Through Representative;
This mode involves a representative of the applicant going to the CSC Regional Office concerned, or to any of its Field Offices, to submit the application and documentary requirements.
Filing of application through a representative shall require the submission of the following additional documents:
- Authorization Letter executed by the applicant; and
- Original and photocopy of at least one (1) valid I.D. card of the representative.
Note: While filing of application may be coursed through a representative, the applicant shall be required to appear personally before the CSC for the proper issuance and acceptance of the Certificate of Eligibility, should the application be approved. Representative/s shall not be allowed to receive the Certificate of Eligibility on behalf of the applicant-grantee.
C. Through Conduit CSC Regional Office (RO); and
This mode involves applicants who have moved to or are presently based in another region that is far-off from the authorized CSC Regional Office (RO) having jurisdiction over their cases.
In this instance, an applicant concerned, or his/her representative, may file the application to the CSCRO nearest the applicant’s present place of residence or work. Said CSCRO shall act as conduit between the applicant and the authorized CSCRO in facilitating acceptance of the application, and release of the corresponding Certificate of Eligibility (COE) should the application for eligibility grant be approved.
This mode of application filing takes time, considering that communications between the conduit CSCRO and the authorized CSCRO are dispatched at least via registered mail.
D. Through Mail
This mode involves the applicant sending his/her application and documentary requirements (including originals) to the CSC Regional Office concerned through either registered mail, or courier. This mode takes time in view of anticipated exchange of communications.
Delays and lost of documents through the negligence of the courier is beyond the control of the CSC Regional Office concerned.
SCHEDULE OF FEES
The schedule of fees for the grant of BHWE, which covers two (2) stages, is, as follows:
|Stages of the Grant||Title of Fee||Amount of Fee||When to be Paid|
Evaluation of Application
|Evaluation Fee||Php200.00||Upon filing of application|
Processing of Certificate of
|Processing Fee||Php300.00||Only upon approval of
Applications filed at the CSC Field Office shall be charged only the Evaluation Fee considering that the applications will be forwarded to the CSC Regional Office (RO) for review and final evaluation, and processing of Certificate of Eligibility.
Applications filed through Conduit CSC Regional/Field Office or through Mail (registered mail, or courier) should enclose a Postal Money Order borne in the name of the CSC Regional Office concerned in the amount of Php200.00 representing payment for the Evaluation Fee.