21st December 2020 - 2 min read
Application for the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) i-Sinar facility is now open for individuals who fall under Category 1. Starting from today, eligible members can visit the official i-Sinar website to apply online.
As explained earlier by the EPF, applicants who belong to Category 1 are described as:
Among some of the members who fall under this category include workers in the formal sector, self-employed individuals and workers in the gig economy, those who have lost their jobs or were forced to take unpaid leave, as well as housewives.
In a bid to help these applicants with their i-Sinar application, the EPF has prepared a detailed step-by-step guide on how to go about the process. Briefly, these are the steps that you’re required to take:
Meanwhile, the i-Sinar application for individuals in Category 2 will begin on 11 January 2021. Members who fall under this second category are those whose total income has been reduced by 30% and above (total income including base salary and other benefits such as allowances and overtime) from March onwards.
For more information on the EPF’s i-Sinar facility, you can check out our FAQ as well as our coverage on the topic. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, head on over to the official i-Sinar website here.
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