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KAR1SMA Social Welfare Aid - KAR1SMA Financial Aid as Launching Grant (GP) 

Monetary aid to venture into small businesses

Last updated: November 22, 2017

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What is this programme about?  

This is a one-off grant of RM2,700 given to JKM monthly financial aid recipients or their family members who are keen, interested and also has the potential to venture into small businesses. With this grant, recipients can own their own business and be financially independent, improve their quality of life and not be dependent on the government's assistance in the long-term.

Who can apply? 

General Eligibility Criteria

  1. Malaysian citizen

  2. Resident in Malaysia

  3. Income group – Poor families and those earning income below the poverty line

  4. The applicant must be either

  • A recipient of JKM monthly assistance

  • A family member of the family who is a recipient of JKM monthly assistance

  • A Persons with Disabilities 

  • A former trainee at any of the Social Welfare Institutions

  • A probation supervision cases

How to apply? 

Application process

(Contact ministry/agency to find out the procedures and processes)

Obtain application form  > Complete form > Submit with all documents

* Application forms can be obtained (i) online (ii) at any Social Welfare Office District/Province/divisions across the country


What documents do I need for application?

The general requirement of documents needed for the application

(Contact ministry/agency for all other requirements, if any)

  1. Copy of the identity card (myKad) of the applicant 

  2. Copy of identity card/certificate of birth of family members who live with the applicant

  3. Income Statement or Letter of Confirmation from (i) Employers/Income Declaration (ii) If Self-employed - Reports from other relevant agencies 

  4. Other income supporting documents (If any): Socso/Epf/Pension/Investment Book

  5. Copy of Utility Bill (Water/Electricity/Phone/Astro etc) 

  6. Completed application form

What are MyBenefits?

Assistance: One-off monetary aid
Income Group: Household income below the Poverty Line and   underprivileged families
Target Group:

  1. Recipients (or family members) who receive
     monthly assistance;

  2. Persons with Disabilities who are currently
     receiving aid from the department;

  3. Former trainees of welfare institutions;

  4. Cases under JKM supervision or on probation

Aid amount: RM2,700 one-off payment



Ministry/Agency: Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat

Mailing address:

Aras 6, 9-18 No 55, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4, 62100 Putrajaya
Telephone: 03 - 8000 8000
Fax: 03 - 8323 2045    


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Location: Malaysia

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