By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, Oct 7: Households with a monthly income of less than RM2,500 and supporting five or more children are eligible to receive Bantuan Keluarga Malaysia (BKM) of RM2,500 starting next year.
Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz announced this is a new category in the government’s efforts to ease the burden of a family that supports many children.
“Households with up to four children will be eligible to receive BKM between RM1,000 and RM2,000.
“For households with an income of RM2,500 to RM5,000, the BKM provided is between RM500 to RM1,250 depending on the number of children,” he said when tabling the Budget 2023 in the Dewan Rakyat today.
On the other hand, senior citizens with no spouse and single people will receive RM600 and RM300, respectively, depending on certain income limits.
He also mentioned that single parents (single fathers or single mothers) would receive BKM worth RM3,000, an increase of RM500 from RM2,500 this year.
The new BKM 2023, with an allocation of RM7.8 billion, will benefit 8.7 million recipients. — DayakDaily