The one-off Bantuan Kehilangan Pendapatan (BKP) or loss-of-income aid of RM500 per person will be paid out from tomorrow to assist those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Mnister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.
He said the aid would benefit almost 870,000 individuals who had lost their source of income this year.
“The total aid has an implication of RM434 million in expenditure to ensure the well-being of the ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ (Malaysian Family),” he said in a statement today.
The BKP is given to workers who have lost their source of income based on data from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) or Social Security Organisation (Socso) in 2021.
Ismail said the government continued to be committed to ensuring the well-being of the Malaysian Family, especially the target groups adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
He voiced hope that this aid and other forms of cash assistance provided by the government could lessen the financial burden of those going through challenging times.
Checks on BKP approval can be made from tomorrow through the BKP portal at https://bkp.hasil.gov.my. Further information is available in the FAQs on the portal.