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Here's How You Can Claim The PRIHATIN Package One-Off Handouts

The cash payments will be distributed in two phases at the end of April and May.

Cover image via Sinar Harian & Hari Anggara/Malay Mail

Last Friday, 27 March, the government announced an economic stimulus package valued at RM250 billion to help Malaysian citizens get through trying times

Out of that total, RM10 billion will be used in the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) cash payouts for B40 and M40 income groups.

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) released a guide yesterday, 29 March, on its eligibility criteria and instructions to claim the handouts.

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In short, the MOF has instructed that people do not need to make applications for the BPN payments

For B40 individuals and households, the payments will be made directly to their bank accounts that are registered under the Household Living Aid (BSH). Those without a bank account may also collect the cash at Bank Simpanan Nasional branches.

Meanwhile, M40 individuals and households will have their BPN payments made directly to them through their bank accounts registered under the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN).

For those who have not yet registered, new applications can be made through LHDN's website, beginning 1 April.

The BPN payments will be done in two phases at the end of April and May 2020, according to these categories:

Household income of RM4,000 and below
- Families will receive a total of RM1,600 in aid
- RM1,000 will first be distributed in April, then RM600 in May
- Payment will be credited to the head of the household's bank account registered with BSH

Household income between RM4,001 and RM8,000
- Families will receive a total of RM1,000 in aid
- RM500 will first be distributed in April, then RM500 in May
- Payment will be credited to the head of the household's bank account registered with LHDN

Single individuals (over the age of 21) with income of RM2,000 and below
- Individuals will receive a total of RM800 in aid
- RM500 will first be distributed in April, then RM300 in May
- Payment will be credited to the individual's bank account registered with BSH

Single individuals (over the age of 21) with income between RM2,001 and RM4,000
- Individuals will receive a total of RM500 in aid
- RM250 will first be distributed in April, then RM250 in May
- Payment will be credited to the individual's bank account registered with LHDN

Beginning 1 April, the public may also check their status to receive the handouts at these official websites:
Inland Revenue Board (LHDN),
Household Living Aid (BSH), and
Ministry of Finance (MOF).

In the statement, the Ministry also reminded everyone to be wary of scammers who may become emboldened by the opportunity to commit fraud

All procedures are to be done online and no forms should be filled in through any third party website.

"Recipients are advised to refer to official sources and not to disclose any personal information to any third party," it said.

For more information, the public can contact the MOF at these following phone numbers: +603-88829089, +603-88829087, +603-88829191, +603-88824565, +603-88824566.

Enquiries can also be made to LHDN at 1-800-882747 or +603-89111000.

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