The Employees’ Compensation Commission recently specified a minimum of P2,000 for the EC monthly disability pension of workers from the private sector who contracted work-related injury or sickness resulting in permanent partial or permanent total disability.
ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis explained that the Social Security System has been implementing a P2,000 minimum amount of EC monthly disability pension since 1994 but the ECC believes that it needs to issue an instruction in the form of resolution to make it official.
Through Board Resolution No. 16-12-46, the ECC officially prescribed that the minimum amount of EC monthly disability pension in the private sector shall not be less than P2,000.
“The ECC incessantly reviews its policies to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation to help the workers maintain a good quality of life despite disability,” Banawis added.
The Employees’ Compensation Commission is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment that formulates policies in relation to the benefits of workers who met work-related sickness, injury or death.