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Your Covid-19 Special Assistance Payments Will Resume On 6 September

Your Covid-19 Special Assistance Payments Will Resume On 6 September

Financial institutions involved have received the funds today and are expected to disburse it all by 10 September.

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Prime MInister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob after his virtual Cabinet meeting today (1 September) addressed the delayed payment of the Covid-19 Special Assistance (BKC).

He said in a media statement that he has ordered the Finance Ministry to expedite the BKC funds. 

A total of RM3.1 billion has been forwarded to banking institutions that are involved. 

The phase 1 of BKC is expected to benefit 10 million Malaysians which includes the hardcore poor, B40, M40, and singles who are qualified. 

Payments for phase 1 of BKC will begin on 6 September and are expected to be fully disbursed on 10 September.

The BKC was announced as a part of the RM150 Billion PEMULIH recovery plan on 28 June.

READ MORE: Prime Minister Announces RM150 Billion PEMULIH Recovery Plan

Those Who Will Receive BKC:

Hardcore poor and B40

Based on Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR) 2021 qualifications with total income of:

  • RM5,000 for households.
  • RM2,500 for singles.


Those who report their income tax with a total income of:

  • RM5,001 to RM9,000 for households.
  • RM2,501 to RM5,000 for singles.

New BKC Payment Schedule:

Hardcore poor

  • Households – RM1,300
    • Phase 1: RM500
    • Phase 2: RM500
    • Phase 3: RM300
  • Elderly/alone  – RM500
    • Phase 1: RM200
    • Phase 2: RM300
  • Singles – RM500
    • Phase 1: RM200
    • Phase 2: RM300


  • Households – RM800
    • Phase 1: RM 500
    • Phase 2: RM 300
  • Elderly/alone – RM200
    • Phase 1: RM200
  • Singles – RM200
    • Phase 1: RM200


  • Households – RM250
    • Phase 1: RM 250
  • Elderly/alone – RM100
    • Phase 1: RM100
  • Singles – RM100
    • Phase 1: RM100

However, the Prime Minister did not announce the exact dates for BKC Phase 2 and 3 payments.

You can find the original statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, here.

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