Region 10

Employees' Compensation Commission (ECC)

  • a government agency attached to the Department of Labor and Employment
  • created in 1975 under Presidential Decree No. 626, as amended
  • mandated by law to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation to workers in the event of work-related contingencies.

a government program designed to provide a compensation package to public and private employees or their dependents in the event of work-related sickness, injury or death.

Who are covered under the EC Program?

  1. Private sector workers who are registered members of the Social Security System (SSS) except self-employed or voluntary members.
  2. Government sector employees who are registered member of the GSIS, including members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, elective government officials who are receiving regular salary and all casual, emergency, temporary and substitute or contractual employees.


  1. Sickness and the resulting disability or death must be the result of an occupational disease; otherwise proof must be shown that the risk of contracting the disease is increased by the working conditions.
  2. Injury and the resulting disability or death must be the result of accident arising out of and in the course of the employment.

Where are EC claims filed?

All EC claims may be filed by the claimant at his option in the GSIS Regional Office (for the public sector) or SSS Branch (for the private sector) nearest to the place of work or residence