Former EPS Worker in South Korea can file a Dormant Claim

Are you an OFW who are Ex–EPS worker in South Korea? Chances are you still have unclaimed money in South Korea that you can obtain by applying for a dormant claim.

As of March 2018 to September 2023, there are approximately 3497 unclaimed insurance and 1249 dormant insurance incurred by Filipinos who are former Employment Permit System (EPS) workers.

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who previously worked in the Republic of Korea and were not able to claim payment for their insurance in the span of two years, should file a dormant claim.

There are two types of insurance for EPS returnee workers: The first type is the Emigration Expiry Insurance which is the accumulated severance allowances paid by the employer; The second type is the Departure Expense Insurance which the worker shouldered.

How to File for Dormant Claim for Ex-EPS Workers

1. Verify if you can file a claim for Dormant Insurance

Verify this by calling 02-2119-2400, it is the call center number of Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance which caters to foreign workers.

2. Visit any HRDKOREA CORP or EPS Center overseas

For Filipinos who worked in South Korea, visit the EPS Center in the Philippines which is at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. Its address is Suite 2002-A West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange at Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Bring and submit the following documents: Passport photocopy / ID, photocopy of personal bank account numbers, insurance application form, and other requirements.

3. The Claimant receives the Payment for dormant claims

This is through a bank transfer to the worker’s personal bank account.

Here is the reference:
South Korea former EPS worker

For complete details visit or the official website of POEA (DMW) at On the latter’s website, go to the bottom left portion of the homepage, and visit the EPS-TOPIK Advisories. Afterward, tap the REFUND OF UNCLAIMED EPS INSURANCE (MARCH 2018 – SEPTEMBER 2023).

On the new page, hover your mouse to the “Unclaimed and Dormant EPS Insurance.” To know if you are part of the list of EPS returnee workers who have not claimed the insurance refund.

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