Payments to start tomorrow


KUALA LUMPUR: Phase 3 of Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR) Keluarga Malaysia payments will be credited in stages into recipients’ accounts starting tomorrow.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the payments, to benefit some 3.6 million households and also those whose appeals had been successful, were expected to be fully disbursed by Sept 30.

In a statement yesterday, he said the phase 3 payments would involve an allocation of RM2.82bil.

For phase 3, Ismail Sabri said those eligible will receive up to RM1,400, while those whose appeals were successful would get up to RM2,300, including an additional BPR payment of RM500 under the Supplementary Strategic Programme to Empower the People and the Economy (Pemerkasa+).

Payments are made according to marital status, total household income and number of children, he said.

Ismail Sabri explained that the phase 3 payment was the full distribution of the remaining sum that should have been received by BPR recipients and those who have appealed.

The Prime Minister said the government remained committed to ensuring the Malaysian Family’s well-being, especially groups impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, was taken care of.

He said among others, cash assistance such as the Special Covid-19 Assistance (BKC) and Loss of Income Aid (BKP) would be given to eligible recipients from October to December.

“Further details on the phase 3 of the BPR payments will be worked out by the Finance Ministry. The Malaysian Family can refer to frequently asked questions on BPR’s official portal at bpr.hasil.gov.my,” he added. — Bernama

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