Third phase of BSH payments to start Aug 28, says Finance Minister

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 11 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA: The third phase of the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) payments for eligible households will start on Aug 28.

Households earning less than RM2,000 monthly will receive RM400, those with income between RM2,001 to RM3,000 will receive RM300 while those with income between RM3,001 and RM4,000 will receive RM100.

"The phase three BSH payments starting Aug 28 will benefit 3.6 million recipients, with an estimated allocation of about RM1.23bil.

"The payments will be directly credited into the recipients' bank accounts, using the bank account details from the second phase payments," Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said in a statement Sunday (Aug 11).

He added that the period to appeal for the financial aid began on July 1 until Aug 15.

Those whose appeals have been approved are expected to be given their payments in September 2019.

Anyone who has further questions can call the toll-free line at 1-800-88-2747 or email

A total of RM2.85bil was dispensed in the first two phases of the BSH payments, including payments of RM120 for each child aged below 18, limited to four children per household.

The cost of living aid, which was previously known as BR1M, is aimed at alleviating the financial burden of the lower income (B40) group.

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