PETALING JAYA: Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) 2020 announced under the government’s economic stimulus package. The calculator to see if you're eligible, go to the end.
Q: What is BPN?
A: BPN is one of the government aids that is provided under the economic stimulus package. It is a one-off aid that is given to the B40 and the M40 community. The BPN given to the B40 community is based on the database from the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH). The BPN for the M40 community is based on the Inland Revenue Board’s (LHDN) taxpayer database.
Q: Who is qualified to receive the B40 and M40 BPN ?
A: The category that is qualified to receive the B40 BPN are as below:-
a) Married; or
b) Single parents/ widower/ widow reporting child information on the BSH 2020 application.
c) Household income RM4,000 and below.
a) Single or single
parents/ widower/ widow with no reporting child information on the BSH 2020 application.
b) Above 21 years old including senior citizens (60 years old and above).
c) Single income of RM2,000 and below.
The category that is qualified to receive the M40 BPN are taxpayers registered with LHDN with status as below:-
b) Single parents/widower/ widow based on the taxpayer data base.
c) The monthly aggregate income between RM4,001 and RM8,000 based on their recent income tax return forms (BNCP).
a) Individuals who are single in the tax data base.
b) Above 21 years old.
c) Monthly income between RM2,001 and RM4,000 based on their BNCP.
iii) Taxpayers who are Malaysians living in Malaysia.
Q: When will the BPN payments be made?
A: The BPN for the B40 and M40 community will be made in April and May.
Q How will the BPN payments be made?
A: The B40 payments will be made via:-
a) There is information on the account – the payments will be credited into the account.
b) If the payment status is credit failure – payments will be made via cash at Bank Simpanan Nasional.
c) No account – payments will be made via cash through Bank Simpanan Nasional.
The M40 payments will be made via:-
a) Payments will be made through bank accounts listed under the BNCP.
b) Payments will be credited into the bank account of the head of the household.
c) If joint assessment was made during the BNCP, then the payments will be credited into the bank account of the taxpayer who made the joint assessment.
Q: What if the bank account that was registered is no longer active or has been closed?A: Under the B40 BPN:
If the payment status is credit failure, then the payment will be made via cash through Bank Simpanan Nasional.
Under the M40 BPN:
Applicants can update their bank information through the e-Kemaskini application at https://ez.hasil.gov.my/ci/ to ensure that their bank information is up to date and is active. Ensure that the bank account is under the name of the account holder.
Q: How and when can we check the status of our BPN payments?
A: Recipients who are qualified to receive the B40 and M40 can check their status starting April 1.
The BPN database will be based on:-
a) Under the B40: the list of approved BSH recipients.
b) Under the M40: the list of income tax payers who meet the BPN income criteria.
Recipients can check their status via:- a) LHDN: http://www. hasil.gov.my
b) BSH: https://bsh.hasil.gov.my
c) Finance Ministry: https://www.treasury. gov.my
Q: If not listed as one of the recipients under the BPN B40 and M40, can new applications be made?
A: Yes. If the criteria is fulfilled even though it is not listed. New applications can be made starting on April 1 via online through:-
a) LHDN: http://www. hasil.gov.my
b) BSH: https://bsh.hasil.gov.my
c) Finance Ministry: https://www.treasury.gov.my
Q: What documents are needed to lodge an appeal for the BPN?
A: Apart from the online forms, applicants can provide their proof of income. All applications will be reviewed based on the agency’s databases.
Q: When will the payments be made for new applicants that BPN has approved?
A: If new applicants have been approved, payments will be fully made in a one-off payment in May.
Q: Can an applicant still be eligible for BPN if an applicant is single and is a full-time student?
A: No. An applicant who is single and is a full-time student is not eligible to receive the BPN.
Q: Will BPN recipients living in the interiors of Sabah and Sarawak receive their payments by April?
A: No. BPN B40 payments for those living in the interiors of Sabah and Sarawak will be made in a one-off payment together with their BSH payments.
Q: How will BPN payments be made to those living in the interiors of Sabah and Sarawak?
A: The payment method will be made through the opening of counters in the interiors of Sabah and Sarawak which will be coordinated by the Sabah and Sarawak Treasury through the Finance Ministry. The date and the location will be made known later.
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