March 31 deadline for B40 folk to collect cash aid


KUCHING: The state government will start paying out financial assistance this month to B40 households and singles whose appeals for the Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS) aid package have been approved.

Heads of households will receive RM1,500 in two phases, with the first payout of RM750 to be channelled into their bank accounts starting Dec 15.

In the second phase, the remaining RM750 will be paid monthly in RM250 instalments on the 15th of each month starting from January to March next year.

“Recipients who do not have bank accounts can claim the payment at Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) branches nationwide from Dec 21 to March 31,2021 for the first phase and from Jan 21,2021 to March 31,2021 for the second phase, ” the state Economic Planning Unit (EPU) said in a statement.

It also said a one-off payment of RM500 will be paid into the bank accounts of eligible singles starting Dec 15.

Those without bank accounts can similarly claim the payment at BSN branches starting Dec 21 until March 31 next year.

“BKSS recipients who do not have bank accounts are advised to go in person to any BSN branch and present their identity cards at the counter in order to receive the cash assistance.

“The deadline to claim the payment is March 31 next year, ” the state EPU said.

Applicants can check the status of their appeals at www.sarawak.gov.my/bkssrayuan or call Talikhidmat at 082-555 999.

First announced in March, BKSS has been implemented in three packages worth a total RM2.55bil.

It has benefited over three million recipients in various groups, including frontliners, the B40 group, transport, tourism and business sectors.

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