Monday, 5 November 2012

MOF Media Release – BR1M_2.0

Pursuant to Paragraphs 136 and 137 of the 2013 Budget Speech, the Government will distribute a one-off cash assistance of RM500 and the criteria for eligibility remain the same as in the previous year.

In addition, the Government has extended this assistance to single unmarried individuals (including widows and widowers who have no dependents) aged 21 years and above (born in 1992 or before) and earning not more than RM2,000 a month. The assistance is RM250.

Registration began on 1 November 2012.

No registration is required for existing BR1M recipients; however if they wish to update the information provided earlier, they are required to re-register.

New applicants can register online, or manually by filling in the BR1M 2.0 Form. The form can be obtained at the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) branch offices and service centres, Federal Development Department, Social Welfare Department, Information Department and Government agencies, or downloaded from the IRB website at

Payment of BR1M 2.0 to those eligible will be made in the early part of 2013.

For further details, members may email to or call the hotline at 1-800-222-500 which operates from 9.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m (Monday to Friday).

Members may view the Media Release at our website and the MOF website.

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