Pemulih: RM4.6bil allocated to help B40, M40

PETALING JAYA: The government has allocated a total of RM4.6bil under the National People's Well-Being and Economic Recovery Package (Pemulih) to benefit the B40 and M40 groups, says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic).

The Prime Minister said in his special announcement on Monday (June 28) that the allocation will benefit 11 million B40 and M40 households, senior citizens and singles.

He added that the BKC initiative listed under the RM150bil aid package is important to ensure that the rakyat will continue to receive aid until the year end.

Muhyiddin said that under the BKC initiative, hardcore poor households will receive RM500 in August and November and RM300 in December, while single people among the hardcore poor will get RM200 in August and RM300 in November.

Households in the B40 category will receive aid of RM500 in August and RM300 in December while individuals who are single in this category will get RM200 in August, he added.

Muhyiddin also said that the M40 category will not be left out, with households in this group getting aid of RM250 and single people receiving RM100, both to be paid in August.

On the Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR) worth a total of RM4.9bil, the Prime Minister said that the additional payment of up to RM500 announced earlier under Pemerkasa Plus will be paid in stages beginning Tuesday (June 29).

He added that those in phase three of the BPR aid of RM100 to RM1,400 and successful appeal cases of the BPR aid will be paid in September.

Muhyiddin also announced the Loss of Income Aid, which is expected to benefit up to a million people with a financial aid of RM500mil.

He added that RM500 is to be given in October to workers who lost their sources of income based on data from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) or Social Security Organisation (Socso) this year.

"With these three types of cash aid, needy groups will get appropriate help every month between June and December this year. I hope this cash aid will help you all to keep going in the coming months," he added.

Muhyiddin also said the government would extend the Job Search Allowance of at least RM300 to non-contributors of Socso, especially fresh graduates, school leavers and informal sector workers who register with the MYFutureJobs platform.

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