BR1M 2.0 payouts from January
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 - 12:40
THE government expects more than 4.3 million households to benefit from the Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia (BR1M 2.0) handouts of RM250 to each family to be distributed from January.
The number of households is likely to surpass the BRIM cash aid of RM500 to each household last year, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai.
This took into account those who were were eligible but failed to register on time.
“The first BR1M benefitted slightly more than 4.3 million households last year and we are going to give to these people again,” Lim said, noting that the government would make a separate announcement on BR1M 2.0 within the next two weeks.
“Application forms are expected to be distributed by the end of this month to facilitate payouts that would take place in January,” he said after launching the Malaysia Insurance Summit 2012 here yesterday.
He said those who have registered and received the previous payout need not register again.
“Those who feel they were eligible but were unsuccessful for various reasons would have to put in fresh applications,” he said.
On the RM250 book voucher, Lim said university students who had applied for the previous handouts would not be eligible for BR1M 2.0.
He said the government would vet all applications to avoid double payments.