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KAR1SMA Social Welfare Aid - Monetary Aid for Foster Care Children 

RM250 monthly aid for each fostered child

Last updated: November 22, 2017

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What is this programme about?  

This monthly monetary aid is given to families who foster less fortunate or orphaned children.  The government hopes to encourage families to foster these children and provide a good environment for them to grow and the monthly aid is to help reduce the financial burden of caring and providing for the child/children.

Who can apply? 

General Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Malaysian citizen

  • Resident in Malaysia

  • Children under the age 18 and below

  • Children who are orphaned

  • Children who are staying with foster families

  • Children who are not placed under the Child Adoption Act 1952

  • Children who are placed under foster Care Scheme

  • No fixed income limit for foster families.

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

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What are MyBenefits?

Assistance: Monthly monetary aid

Income Group: No fixed income limit for foster families.

Target Group: Malaysian households who foster orphaned children

Aid amount: RM250 per child per month; Max: - RM500 for each family 


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    


Quick links

FAQ link:

E-kasih registration:

Application form:

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) 


Location: Malaysia

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