PRIHATIN Economic Stimulus Package: One-Off Cash Aid For M40 And Below

To relieve the burden of the rakyat during the Covid-19 pandemic, the government will be giving out Bantuan Prihatan Nasional payments – one-off cash aids with a total allocation of almost RM10 billion. Also known as the National Caring Aid, Malaysians in the M40 group and below will be eligible to receive these one-off cash payments.

As stated by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, both B40 and M40 will be eligible to receive:

  • RM1,600 for households earning RM4,000 and below
  • RM1,000 for households earning RM4,001 – RM8,000
  • RM800 to single individuals 21 years and above earning RM2,000 and below
  • RM500 to single individuals 21 years and above earning RM2,001 to RM4,000
  • RM200 per student in higher education.

The aids above will be distributed in two stages: the first of which will be paid out to eligible recipients in April, and the second round in May. On top of that, the balance of the ongoing Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) payments amounting to RM3.2 billion will be paid out in July.

The benefits are laid out in a bit more detail in the table below:

Eligible category Amount of cash aid Expected recipients Payment schedule
Households earning RM4,000 and below


RM1,600 Up to 4 million households Payment of RM1,000 in April and RM600 in May
Households earning RM4,001 – RM8,000 RM1,000 Up to 1.1 million households Payment of RM500 in April and RM500 in May
Single individuals aged 21 years and above earning RM2,000 and below RM800 Up to 3 million individuals Payment of RM500 in April and RM300 in May
Single individuals aged 21 years and above earning RM2,001 to RM4,000 RM500 Up to 400,000 individuals Payment of RM250 in April and RM250 in May
Students in higher education institutions (including matriculation, community college, polytechnics, private institutions and public institutions) RM200 Up to RM270 million in allocation Payment of RM200 in May

These benefits were announced as part of the government’s RM250 billion economic stimulus package to combat the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, also known as Pakej Rangsangan Ekonomi Prihatin Rakyat. This stimulus package, the second to be released by the Malaysian government since the start of the Covid-19 situation, was announced today by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at 3pm.

Find out how to apply for the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional aid here.

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11 months ago

How to actually submit application for this ?

11 months ago

How to claim this? Or should I apply for it?

vincent chuah ming keat
11 months ago

where can i get the application form?

11 months ago

Nice layout info. How can we apply? Thanks for advising.

11 months ago

How to apply?

Lai Yen Foon
11 months ago

How and where to apply

11 months ago

How does one apply for the National Caring Aid ?

Lo Mau Ken
11 months ago

Kindly advise on how to apply for the assistance as announced by our PM yesterday.

11 months ago

I wanted to find out is this bantuan prihatin we have to fill up the form again or they bank in to our account.

11 months ago

Hi, does anyone know where we can apply?

11 months ago

how to appear?

11 months ago

Why provide RM200 per student in higher education for estimated RM270 mil which can pump into SME grants?

Baffled with Tengku Zafrul, MOF plan.

Hc Lau
11 months ago

How to get the cash – where is the registration for M40??? Give news also give information Lah.. otherwise waste of time!

11 months ago
Reply to  Hc Lau

At the announcement, even the government had not given any information on how it would be disbursed. How it will be done was only shared a few days later:

Palaniammah Kandasamy
11 months ago

How can people go about applying for these aid.
Also will the adhoc part time workers and odd job workers be eligible for this aid

11 months ago

Hi ,How come I as a senior citizen of Malaysia have no privilege of any Prihatin eco stimulus except Penang state gov. RM150.00 per yr only

Lui chun aun
11 months ago

I nak mohon bsh gov

semaadderi a/l geddon eranaidu
11 months ago


11 months ago

How to apply for M40 group

Prem Kumar
11 months ago

Can I get the Borang I lestari link for apply . 🙏🏻

11 months ago

where to apply

Lim Voon Khean
10 months ago

I am qualified and LHDN has approved. How can I get the money?

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