Issuances Summary

CSC Guidelines for COVID-19 Related Absences

LGUs can inform citizens of eligible small businesses about CSC's guidelines.

Employers will process the applications for their employees.

To be qualified:

  • Must be an employee of an eligible small business.
  • Must be employed and active as of March 1, 2020 but unable to work due to the ECQ.
  • Did not get paid by their employer for at least two weeks during the temporary closure or suspension of work in accordance with Labor Advisory No. 1, Series of 2020.
  • Can be of any contract status (e.g., regular, probationary, regular seasonal, project-based, fixed-term).
  • Must be certified by the employer in the application as having met all the above criteria.
  • Priority will be given to employees that are BIR and SSS-registered and compliant SSS and BIR regulations.
  • Employees who have received a subsidy from the Department of Labor and Employment's COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) shall be eligible for only the first month of the SBWS to avoid duplication.

Memorandum Circular No. 5, s. 2020
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