PUTRAJAYA: A total of 6,320,769 applications for the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) 2017 have been approved, said the Finance Ministry.
It added in a statement on Tuesday that the applications involved an allocation of RM5.41 billion.
"Those who failed in their applications for BR1M 2017 will be receiving a letter or email explaining the reasons and how they can make an appeal," the ministry added.
The appeal can be made free of charge at any Inland Revenue Board (IRB) branches, nearest Hasil service centres or urban transformation centres (UTC) until May 31.
The ministry added that anyone filing an appeal has to fill up an an appeal form and submit the supporting documents, including salary statement, bank account statement (company or individual) and a copy of the spouse or dependents identity card.
It also said that in the case of unsuccessful applications related to Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) registration data, the applicant does not need to get any verification from the SSM to appeal.
The applicant only needs to submit a statement of income or bank account to the IRB during the appeal period to confirm the information relating to their income, the ministry said.
Additionally, BR1M recipients who wish to update their personal information, such as their benefactors and mailing addresses, can do so at the nearest IRB, Hasil service centre or UTC branches during the appeal period.
Further enquiries can be made by calling toll-free number 1800-88-2716 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under BR1M 2017, RM1,200 is being given to 3,242,048 households earning RM3,000 and less a month while RM900 is being given to 291,918 households earning between RM3,001 and RM4,000 a month and RM450 is being given to to 2,786,803 individuals earning below RM2,000 a month. - Bernama