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Here Is What You Need To Know About Covid-19 Special Assistance (BKC)

The government has recently announced the COVID-19 Special Assistance (BKC). This particular initiative from the government is actually under the People’s Protection and Economic Recovery Package (PEMULIH) and it is indeed direct cash assistance to alleviate the cost of living and also the burden of the people in Malaysia due to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic that has burden a lot of people in this whole wide world until the end of the year 2021.

A total of 10 million Malaysian family members comprising the hardcore poor, B40, and M40 categories as well as qualified singles are expected to benefit from the government’s concern. Phase 1 of the specific aid crediting process has commenced on the 6th of September 2021 and is expected to be completed by the 10th of September 2021.

Below are the categories of individuals who deserve to receive the COVID-19 Special Assistance (BKC):

Hardcore Poor

  • Household income or senior citizens: RM5,000 and below.
  • Single individual: RM2,500 and below.

B40

  • Household income or senior citizens: RM5,000 and below.
  • Single individual: RM2,500 and below.

M40

  • Reported income tax for household income: RM5,001-RM9,000
  • Reported income tax for Single individual: RM2,500-RM5,000

Below is the amount of COVID-19 Special Assistance (BKC) that will be received by category:

Hardcore Poor

  • Household: RM1,300
  • Senior Citizens: RM500
  • Single individual: RM500

B40

  • Household: RM800
  • Senior Citizens: RM200
  • Single individual: RM200

M40

  • Household: RM250
  • Senior Citizens: RM100
  • Single individual: RM100

Sources: Twitter Ministry of Finance.

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