The poorest households will get another RM600 in food and groceries.
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Households with an income of less than RM2,500 are eligible to receive a donation of up to RM2,500 under the Rahmah Cash Contribution (STR) program.
The amount varies depending on the number of children.
It is part of the reforms implemented under Budget 2023, so that affected households benefit more from STR.
The government will also give an additional contribution of RM600 to the poorest STR recipient households, according to e-Kasih data.
The donation will be distributed as food baskets and vouchers for food items worth RM600.
It means that families in the extremely poor group are eligible to receive aid up to a maximum of RM3,100.
The announcement was made by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim when tabling Budget 2023 in Parliament today (24 Feb).
Anwar said STR would help ease the cost of living for 8.7 million beneficiaries involving an allocation of almost RM8 billion.
Although STR is linked as aid to B40 but taking into account the number of recipients, STR has actually benefited more than 60 percent of the country’s adults.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on the benefit of STR.
For the two million youth aged 18 to 20, the government will offer e-Tunai Belia Rahmah credit amounting to RM200, involving an allocation of RM400 million.
BELANJAWAN 2023 | Kerajaan akan menawarkan kredit e-Tunai Belia Rahmah berjumlah RM200 dengan peruntukan RM400 juta untuk 2 juta orang belia 18 hingga 20 tahun.— MyUndi (@MyUndi_my) February 24, 2023
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