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Financial Aid - Bantuan Sara Hidup Rakyat (BSH) 2019 formerly known as Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) 

An annual living wage for low-income Malaysian households

Last updated: February 14, 2019

All information has not been verified by the relevant Ministry/Agency

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 15, 2019 @ 23:15

BSH recipients can check eligibility for fuel subsidy online from today

A total 2.9 million of Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) recipients from the B40 group who qualify for the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) can check their eligibility through the psp.kpdnhep.gov.my. portal starting today.|Read more >|NST

Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) for Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) recipients

Web-link: psp.kpdnhep.gov.my

Hotline 1800886800 

E-mail: psp@kpdnhep.gov.my

WhatsApp:019-2786356

Budget 2020: 1.1 million singles over age 40 eligible for BSH |Read more >|TheStar

Budget 2020: Budget 2020: MySalam expanded to middle-class income individuals |Read more >|

Budget 2020: BSH scheme to include single Malaysians above 40 earning under RM2,000 monthly |Read more >|

Budget 2020: Govt to expand MySalam takaful coverage |Read more >|

 

The New Government RON95 Fuel Subsidy Scheme

Starting January 2020 the government will float the RON95 fuel price and only eligible Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) recipients in Peninsular Malaysia will be entitled to fuel subsidy.

Find out more >

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Sep 28, 2019 @ 16:32

Payments of BSH for appellants to be made on Monday

The Cost of Living Aid (BSH) payment for approved appellants will be made on Monday (October 01, 2019) as proof of government’s concern for the low-income group (B40), said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 11, 2019 @ 20:53

Third phase of BSH payments to begin Aug 28

The third phase of the Cost of Living Aid (BSH) 2019 will begin on Aug 28 involving 3.6 million households with an allocation of RM1.23 billion, said the Finance Ministry.|Read more >|NST

Appeal for Rejected BSH Application  

Rejected applicants for the government's cost of living aid Bantuan Sara Hidup Rakyat 2019 (BSH) aid scheme can submit their appeals to the Ministry of Finance (MoF) from July 01 to August 15. 

Applicants can submit their appeals at:- 

  1. IRB Revenue Service Center (PKH) or

  2. IRB located in Urban transformation centres (UTCs)

Applicants can also appeal via the BSH online portal: https://bsh.hasil.gov.my/

If you have any questions, please

  1. Refer to BSH FAQ

  2. Call: 1-800-88-2747, or

  3. Send an email to bsh@treasury.gov.my

 

What is this programme about?  

Bantuan Sara Hidup Rakyat (BSH) 2019 was formerly known as Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M), is an annual living wage aid given to low-income and vulnerable households earning less than RM4,000 a month. Individual senior citizens (not married) earning less than RM4,000 a month are also eligible to apply.  


This financial assistance scheme, first introduced in 2012, is given to aid low-income households and individuals to help them cope with the rising cost of living.  Initially, this initiative was introduced as a form of targeted-subsidy to help recipients reduce the burden of GST.

 

The new Pakatan Harapan has rebranded and fine-tuned the financial aid scheme to provide aid to only households earning less than RM4,000.  In addition to the annual living wage given to the head of households, BSH 2019 also provides financial aid to each child from these low-income households.

Latest Updates

New Malaysia | Govt: Programmes | Jun 04, 2019 @ 13:32

BSN creates 350k new accounts for Bantuan Sara Hidup recipients
Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) has created 350,000 new accounts, automatically from yesterday (June 3) for Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) recipients who did not receive the second phase payout which was disbursed from May 31.|
Read more >|NST

Bantuan Sara Hidup Rakyat (BSH) 2019 >

Amount of financial aid given under the BSH 2019 Financial Assistance Scheme
The amount of aid given out per recipient differs according to the monthly income of the applicant. 

Other benefits for successful BSH 2019 applicants

  • MySalam Healthcare Insurance

  • PeKa B40 Healthcare Scheme

  • SKIM Khairat Kematian/Family Bereavement Scheme The next of kin will receive RM 1,000 in the bereavement financial assistance. 

  • Children of approved BSH recipients are eligible for Full National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN).

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes  Feb 19, 2019 @ 17:10

​​​B40 singles to get RM100 BSH aid in March

The government will now expand the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) cash aid to low-income single people by giving them RM100 that will cost the state RM300 million. |Read more >|Malaymail

Eligible Categories for BSH 2019

Eligible low-income Malaysians that are eligible to apply for BSH 2019 are grouped into three categories:- 

Category I. Households - Married couple                   
Category II. Household - Single parent/widow/widower
Category III. Individual - Senior citizen > 60 years; single, income < RM4,000

Category I. Household - Married couple    

General Eligibility Criteria

 

A. The Applicant

  • Malaysian citizen.

  • Resident in Malaysia.

  • Income group: Monthly household income less than RM4,000.

 

B. The Applicant’s Spouse

  • Spouse of applicant a Malaysian citizen.

  • For non-Malaysia spouse must be resident and holder of MyPR/MyKAS.

 

C. The Applicant’s Child/Children

  • Child/children of applicant with a foreign spouse must have MyKid/MyKad.

  • Biological child/children registered with Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara.

  • Adopted child/children registered with Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara.

  • Must be Malaysian citizen.

  • Below 18 years of age.

    • Not employed and without a source of income.

  • If above 19 years of age:-

    • Children of registered People with Disabilities (OKU)

    • Children pursuing studies in Institute of Higher Learning 

Category II. Household - Single parent/widow/widower   

General Eligibility Criteria

 

A. The Applicant

  • Malaysian citizen.

  • Resident in Malaysia.

  • Members of household live together.

  • Income group: Monthly household income less than RM4,000.

 

B. The Applicant’s Child/Children

  • Child/children of the applicant with a foreign spouse must have MyKid/MyKad.

  • Biological child/children registered with Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara.

  • Adopted child/children registered with Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara.

  • Must be a Malaysian citizen.

  • Below 18 years of age.

    • Not employed and without a source of income.

  • If above 19 years of age:-

    • Children of registered People with Disabilities (OKU)

    • Children pursuing studies in Institute of Higher Learning 

How to Check Your BSH 2019 Application Status

There are five ways you can check the status of your BSH 2019 application:-

  1. MyBSH (https://bsh.hasil.gov.my/LogMasuk.aspx) 

  2. Hotline: MoF 03-8882 4565 / 03-8882 4566

  3. Hotline: LHDNM: 1-800-88-2747

  4. Go to the closest LHDNM branch

  5. Go to the closest Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) 

Category III. Individual - Senior citizen

General Eligibility Criteria

 

A. The Applicant

  • Malaysian citizen.

  • Resident in Malaysia.

  • Monthly income less than RM4,000 (eligible aid amount depends on monthly income). 

  • Single.

  • Age 59 years and above.

NOT Eligible to Apply for BSH 2019

A. The Applicant

  • Non-resident Malaysian citizen.

  • Income group: Monthly household income more than RM4,000.

  • Working overseas.

 

B. Marital Status, Spouse and Children

  • Single and below 59 years of age.

  • Spouse of the applicant is not a Malaysian citizen.

  • Single/widow/widower/single parent household without child/children.

 

C. Other

  • A business owner with ownership in (a) two or more limited liability companies (b) sole proprietorship or partnership (c) shares of a company (d) director of company.

  • Ownership of vehicle registered after 2016 (a) local vehicle more than 2,000 cc (b) imported vehicle less than 1,400 cc (c) motorcycle more than 500 cc.

  • Transacted property worth more than RM500,000.

What documents do I need for application?

A. The Applicant

  • Completed application form Borang Permohonan BSH 2019 (BK-01)

  • Documents issued by Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara

  • Copy of the identification document of the applicant, spouse and dependents (MyKad/MyPR/MyKAS/MyKid/Birth certificate/Passport and Visa of foreign spouse (if applicable)

  • Copy of other supporting documents (Certificate of marriage for married couples; as for single parents – Certificate of divorce, if a spouse has passed away, certificate of death. 

  • Sijil Dekri Nisi / Dekri Nisi Mutlak issued by the Courts.


B. The Applicant’s Spouse

  • Copy of the identification document of spouse - MyKad / MyPR / MyKAS.

  • Passport / Visa / UNHCR / Border Pass.

 

C. The Applicant’s Child/Children

  • Copy of the identification document MyKad / MyKid and birth certificate.

  • Adoption certification issued by Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara for adopted child/children.

How is the BSH 2019 payment disbursed?

Successful applicants will receive BSH payment via:-

  1. Bank account - Those who have presented details of their bank account will have the qualified amount credited to their bank account.

  2. Cash vouchers  - Those without bank accounts will have their approval letters and voucher posted to them.  The voucher can be cashed at any Bank Simpanan Nasional branch. In order to cash the voucher, the recipient must present (i) original myKad (ii) voucher and letter of approval

Find the closest Bank Simpanan Nasional Branch

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What are MyBenefits?

Assistance: Annual living wage for low-income households and individuals
Income Group:

Households – monthly income less than RM4,000;
Target Group: Low-income households and individuals
Aid amount: RM5000 to RM1,000 per year paid in 3 instalments

Important Dates for BSH 2019
BSH 2019 Appeal Jul 01 to Aug 15, 2019

Application date: February 01 to March 15, 2019 
Check application status: February 01 to March 15, 2019 
2018 Payment schedule:
1st Instalment payment: Paid in January 2019 

2nd Instalment: May 2019

3rd Instalment: August 2019

Contacts

Ministry: Ministry of Finance
Agency: Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia (Sekretariat BSH)
Website: https://bsh.hasil.gov.my/
Email: bsh@treasury.gov.my 
Mailing address: 
Aras 6 Blok Utara, No.5 Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 2, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62592 Putrajaya.

Hotline: MoF 03-8882 4565 / 03-8882 4566
Hotline: LHDNM: 1-800-88-2747

The Number of Malaysians that have benefited from BR1M
BR1M amount disbursed &number of recipients from 2012 to 2017

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