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Covid-19: How To Claim Money From Government If You’re Instructed To Quarantine By MOH

Covid-19: How To Claim Money From Government If You’re Instructed To Quarantine By MOH

This compensation falls under the MySalam takaful insurance.

Kirat Kaur

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With the number of active Covid-19 cases in the country well over 40,000 infections, many Malaysian now find themselves ordered to quarantine by the Health Ministry (MOH).

While finding yourself infected with the coronavirus is a truly traumatising experience, there is some relief as eligible Malaysians can claim RM50 per day of quarantine under the National Health Protection Scheme (MySalam) scheme.

Who can claim?

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Open to all Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) recipients aged 18-65 years old. If you’re not a BSH recipient but in the B40 group it is advised that you register immediately (HERE).

The Covid-19 protection covers patients who have tested positive, as well as patients under investigation (PUI), with confirmation letter by MOH as a supporting document.

According to MOH, a PUI of Covid-19 is defined as:

Acute respiratory infection (sudden onset of respiratory infection with at least one of: shortness of breath, cough or sore throat) with or without Fever
Travelled to / resided in foreign country within 14 days before the onset of illness OR Close contact in 14 days before illness onset with a confirmed case of
Covid-19 OR
Attended an event associated with known COVID-19 outbreak

Case Definition of Covid-19, Health Ministry

Unfortunately, this is not open to M40 group as the inclusion of the M40 group has been temporarily postponed.

READ MORE: B40, M40 & T20 – The New Figures In 2020

How can I claim the money?

Eligible Malaysians can claim RM50/day, for up to 14 days per year. All claims must be made online at the official mySalam website (HERE).

Here’s the steps after you’ve logged into your profile:

  • Click “Claims”, then “Submit Claims”
  • Click “Hospitalisation Claims” for either (i) Covid-19 Positive Patient, (ii) Suspected Covid-19 positive and quarantined in a MOH facility, or (iii) Suspected Covid-19 positive and instructed to home quarantine by MOH.
  • Fill in the details of your quarantine dates and name of hospital/quarantine location
  • Upload and attach an image of your Identity Card (front and back) and discharge note (for those warded), or MOH Home Surveillance Order letter.
  • Click “Send” and “I Agree” for your claim to be processed.
The pink bracelet that indicates one is under Home Surveillance Order (HSO).
(Credit: @MelGohCNA/Twitter)

Successful applicants will have the money directly transferred to their accounts within 10 working days, and notified via SMS.

For further inquiries or assistance, call the mySalam call centre at 1 300 88 8938.

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