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Financial Aid - Bantuan Sara Hidup Rakyat (BSH) 2020 formerly known as Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) 

An annual living wage for low-income Malaysian households

Last updated: January 20, 2020

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The first phase of Bantuan Sara Hidup Rakyat (BSH) 2020  

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) announced that the first phase payment for Bantuan Sara Hidup Rakyat (BSH) in 2020 will begin on January 20, 2020.

Who will receive payment?

Who will receive payment?

  • Payment will be made to qualified households who applied/appealed and was approved in 2019

  • Payment will be made only to the household category.  It has been estimated that 3.8 million households will receive RM300 each for this first instalment of the BSH 2020. 

How will payment be made?

  • Payment will be made in 2 ways:

    • For recipients with bank accounts, payment will be  credited into their respective bank account

    • For recipients without bank accounts (for including recipients in rural areas), payment will be over the counter at Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) starting February 01, 2020

Who can receive cash over the counter at BSN

Eligible BSH 2019 recipients who:-

  • are unable to open an account at BSN.

  • with a problematic bank account.

  • spouse (the named recipient) has passed away. 

  • received payment in cash in 2019.

How can I check to know if I am eligible to receive this payment? 

The government has issued and posted letters of eligibility to successful applicants.  However, if you are not sure, here are five ways to check your eligibility:-

  • i. Official LHDNM Bantuan Sara Hidup website

  • Use the Bantuan Sara Hidup smartphone application which can be download from Play Store / App Store 

  • Call LHDNM at 1-800-88-2747 (from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

  • Call MoF at 03-8882 4565 / 4566 (from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

  • Go to the closest LHDNM office

Ministry of Finance FAQ document >  

Follow news updates on BSH 2020 and other government programmes and policies >

News and Updates


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 portal starting today.|Read more >|NST

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


Hotline 1800886800 



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

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 >

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


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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


Ministry: Ministry of Finance
Agency: Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia (Sekretariat BSH)
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


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