M40 group, singles and students to get one-off allowance: Muhyiddin

Muhyiddin announcing the comprehensive economic package during a press conference held at Putrajaya today.

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, March 27: Those in the middle income group (M40) and below will enjoy one-off benefits given by the federal government.

This was disclosed by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin when announcing the comprehensive economic stimulus package.

“For the first time, the federal government will provide a one-off cash payment for the M40 group.

“This includes private sector workers, farmer, fisherman, petty traders and those belonging in the M40 group.”

The one-off cash payments are as follows:
-RM1,600 for 4 million household which are earning RM4,000 and below.|
-RM1,000 to 1.1 million household earning between RM4,000 and RM8,000 .
-RM800 to 3 million singles aged 21 years and above earning RM2,000 and below.
-RM500 to 400,000 singles who are 21 years old and above earning between RM2,000 and RM4,000.

He revealed that part of the payment will be distributed next month while the balance will be given out in May 2020.

At the same time, Muhyiddin revealed that the remainder of the People’s Aid Living Allowance (BSH) will be distributed in July 2020.

Apart from that, the prime minister said students in the institution of higher learning will also receive a one-off payment of RM200 each.

Those include students studying in the matriculation (A-level), community college, politeknik, private and public colleges.

He revealed that the payment would be made in May and will involve an allocation of RM270 million from the federal government.

At the same time, Muhyiddin disclosed that the federal government was collaborating with non-government organisations (NGOs) and social bodies to provide food, shelters and healthcare products to the disabled people, senior citizens, children in orphanage and special needs children.

The assistance will involve an allocation of RM25 millon. —DayakDaily