Finance Ministry solves problem of 2019 BSH recipients with wrong account numbers

At 9.16 am (0116 gmt), the ringgit stood at 4.0870/0900 against the greenback from 4.0870/0910 at the close Wednesday.

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) will automatically open new accounts for about 300,000 recipients of the second phase of the 2019 Cost of Living Aid (BSH) who have furnished wrong account numbers, said the Finance Ministry.

It said the money will be credited into the accounts beginning June 14.

For the 2019 BSH, the disbursement of payments for recipients aged 59 and below is through the wife’s bank account, it said in a statement on Friday (May 31).

"However, a number of them registered the husband’s bank account number and this resulted in the failure to credit into the account as the account numbers are not under the wife’s name,” it added.

The ministry said the affected recipients have been notified of this in writing and the information can also be viewed on the BSH portal at

It also said that about 300,000 recipients of the 2019 BSH in the interior areas with bank accounts will receive their payments beginning June 14 while those in the interior areas without bank accounts will receive theirs in cash beginning July 1.

The ministry said that up to Friday, the second phase of the 2019 BSH payments had been deposited into the bank accounts of three million recipients.

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng had announced that almost 3.6 million people will receive a total of RM1.42bil under the second phase of the 2019 BSH payments.

For further information, the public can contact the toll-free line at 1800-88-2747 or send an email to - Bernama

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