The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) extended financial help to the bereaved family of Arlyn Nucos, the OFW who was one of the victims of the tragic car crash in Singapore.

The family (center) of Arlyn Nucos, an overseas Filipino worker from Caba, La Union who died in a car crash in Singapore, receives PHP220,000 from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). The family of Nucos, an active member of OWWA, is entitled to death and burial benefits. More assistance is expected to be given by OWWA to the bereaved family, while aid from other government agencies continues to pour. (Photo courtesy of OWWA-1)

A total of P220,000 was given to the family of Nucos as announced by OWWA 1 information officer Geraldine Lucero as the OFW was an active member before she passed away untimely last month.

“These benefits are received by the family of active OFW OWWA members who died in an accident. For active OFW OWWA members who died a natural death, their families are given PHP100,000, while the burial benefit is given to all OFWs who are members of OWWA, both active and inactive,” says Lucero.

An OFW is considered an active member if he/she regularly pays its membership fee. Meanwhile, inactive member is those who paid their contributions only once.

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The financial benefit from OWWA was given on January 3 to the family of Nucos.

“More assistance from OWWA is expected to be given to the bereaved family of Arlyn,” Lucero said.

For the sister of Nucos, Arcely who was also there when the accident happened, she will receive medical assistance upon her arrival in the Philippines still from OWWA.

“According to the family, Arcely is now out of danger but she needs to undergo several operations due to fractured leg and hips. The government of Singapore will shoulder her medical expenses while she is being treated there,” the OWWA officer added.

Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development 1has given PhP10,000 to the family of Nucos as financial assistance as well as six food packs.

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