NEW APPLICANTS: Registrations can be made at district, state development and IRB offices
PUTRAJAYA: NEW applicants for the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) can start registering from next month.
Beginning Nov 1, registration can be made online or at counters of state development offices, district offices and Inland Revenue Board offices nationwide.
Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said new applicants were defined as those applying for the RM250 handout to single unmarried individuals aged 21 and above and earning not more than RM2,000 a month, as well as those who did not register for the payment of RM500 to households earning less than RM3,000 per month under the previous BR1M.
“The qualified unmarried individuals aged 21 and above are defined as those who were born in the year 1992 and before. Under this category, those who are unemployed and odd job workers are also eligible.
“Those living in kampung need not get their documents verified by the village chief, as they need only fill up the self-declaration form and we will check their details with relevant government agencies, such as the Employees Provident Fund.
“However, they could attach a payslip, if they have one.
“Meanwhile, for the household category, those who missed out on registration in the previous BR1M exercise, maybe because they live in remote areas, can apply,” he said at a briefing on BR1M 2.0 to the media at the Finance Ministry yesterday.
Husni said for those who had registered under previous BR1M but were now divorced, both former husband and wife who are now single parents, were eligible for the RM500 payment to households earning less than RM3,000 per month, provided the unregistered husband or wife now register under BR1M 2.0.
He said the government was also cleaning up the records of the 4.3 million households to remove names of recipients who had died.
“In this case, the spouse of the deceased or the new head of the household needs to register to receive the RM500 handout.”
Husni said university students were not qualified to receive the RM250 handout as they were already eligible for the RM250 1Malaysia book voucher which would also be paid from January next year.
The first payout under BR1M benefited 4.3 million households and involved a government allocation of almost RM2.16 billion.
Source : New Straits Times
The Star : BR1M 2.0 payments early next year
PUTRAJAYA: Registration for the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) 2.0 will begin on Nov 1 with the distribution of the RM500 cash aid expected to commence early next year.
Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the public can register at the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), district offices, state development offices and online.
He said those who received the previous BR1M handout need not register again as they would get it automatically.
“It is for those who had missed out on the earlier one as well as for singles above 21 years old with a monthly income of RM2,000 and less and the unemployed.
“Those who register early can expect to receive the aid by early next year,” he told a press conference here yesterday.
Ahmad Husni said those who had applied for the previous BR1M but were unsuccessful for various reasons could also register again.
“We will take in their applications but it will still be subjected to the same conditions.
“As for cash aid for the singles, it is for those who were born in 1992 and before,” he said.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in his Budget 2013 proposals, extended the aid under BR1M 2.0 with a cash handout of RM250 to single, unmarried individuals aged 21 and above, who earn not more than RM2,000 a month.
The Government estimated the number of those in the new category to be about 2.7 million people.
The first BR1M was handed out to about 4.2 million households who earned less than RM3,000 a month.
Ahmad Husni added that for the new category, the Government would cross-check the applicant’s details with various other agencies including the Employees Provident Fund and IRB.
“While we believe most Malay-sians and will accept their self-declaration of their financial status, we will still cross check with other relevant agencies,” he said.
He said couples who received the previous BR1M aid but had separated should also register themselves.
“Both the men and women should register but they will be subjected to the RM3,000 and less monthly income condition.
“For those whose heads of family had died, their next-of-kin are strongly urged to update the status with the agencies handling the BR1M,” he said.
Source : Thestar.com.my
My Sinchew :MCA to help ensure senior citizens receive BR1M 2.0
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) — Wangsa Maju and Puchong MCA branches will help senior citizens in their areas to receive the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) and ensure no one was left out this time around.
Wangsa Maju MCA chairman Datuk Yew Teong Look said they received complaints from constituents, mostly senior citizens, that they did not receive the BR1M assistance despite meeting terms required.
“Looking into their complaints, we found many of them did not complete their forms and left the ‘number of children’ portion blank or their handwriting was illegible,” he said when contacted by Bernama.
To overcome this, Yew said they will hold a series of tours and talks to help ensure eligible individuals, especially senior citizens, received the BR1M2.0 next year.
He said the MCA does not want any more complaints from deserving candidates as it would effect the government’s efforts.
At the tabling of the 2013 Budget, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that BR1M 2.0 will be extended to bachelors aged 21 and above who are earning a monthly income of less than RM2,000.
Puchong MCA chairman Datuk Wong Hock Aun said a small fraction of applicants who did not get the BR1M were illiterate or visually impaired.
“The visually impaired have no one to fill out forms for them, so they have to complete the forms themselves,” he added.
Wong said the Puchong MCA will hold talks as well as provide form completion services to senior citizens with such problems.
Meanwhile, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Gerakan secretary Wong Ruen Yuen suggested that the BR1M be distributed through selected banks to ease the process for senior citizens who are weak and disabled.
“Not everyone can attend the BR1M presentation ceremonies held at community halls, especially the disabled and senior citizens who are not mobile,” he said.