As the 30 April deadline for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) applications approaches, there is a growing worry among Malaysians that their applications will not be approved
On Twitter, hundreds of netizens are complaining that their financial aid applications are still "Dalam Proses" (Under Process).
Many say they have yet to receive the first payout, which happened between 6 and 15 April, and there are only a few more days left for the month.
But don't worry! The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has clarified that new applications will only be processed in May 2020 and you will receive the payout for April and May together
"Each new application and appeal received will be processed starting May 2020. For approved applications, the entire payment will also be made in May," LHDN said in a statement yesterday, 27 April.
Last Friday, 24 April, the Malaysia Government Call Centre tweeted the same, saying those whose application status is stated as "Dalam Proses" means that LHDN is reviewing your eligibility and the result will be announced in May 2020.
You will receive the payout in the bank account that you have provided LHDN
Applicants who do not have a bank account can receive the payment in the form of cash at Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN).
However, for those who have failed to receive the payout despite already having a registered bank account with LHDN can receive the payment in cash at BSN after the Movement Control Order (MCO) is over. Just present your serial number displayed on the BPN Portal to the personnel at BSN.
For those who wish to change your bank account number provided to LHDN, you can do so by logging into your ezHasil account, then click 'e-Kemaskini', and make the changes.
LHDN also welcomes Malaysians, who think that they are eligible for the payout but whose applications have been denied, to make an appeal on the BPN website
Appeals can be made between 3 April and 30 April. If there are changes to the deadline to file an appeal, LHDN will announce it.
Here are the four categories of Malaysians who are eligible for the BPN payout:
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