[stextbox id="custom"]Thursday March 15, 2012 is the final day for BR1M appeal submission.

To find out your BR1M application status, or if you have received your BR1M approval letter and want to find out where you can collect your BR1M voucher, please click here.

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Q: How can I appeal?
A: Appeals submission of a rejected BR1M application has been extended to March 15, 2012. You can download the BR1M appeal form here.

Q: I forgot to submit a BR1M application. Can I submit a new BR1M application before March 15, 2012?
A: No, the March 15 deadline is only for appealing rejected BR1M applications. The deadline for BR1M applications was on February 10, 2012.

Q: Why was my initial BR1M application rejected?
A: There a number of reasons why BR1M applications have been deemed not eligible, as stated below.

1) Please see the BR1M: FAQ here for eligibility details here.

2) An article in The Star, “Car factor in BR1M rejections”, also states the following reasons for unsuccessful BR1M applications:

The type of car a person owns could be the deciding factor whether they qualify for the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) payment.

Many applications have been rejected because the applicants owned vehicles that exceeded the stipulated engine capacity.

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai said those who owned Proton or Perodua cars (registered between 2007 and 2011) of more than 1,600cc and cars of other brands (registered from 2007 to 2011) with an engine capacity of more than 1,500cc would not qualify for the aid.

Applicants who owned motorcycles (made from 2007 to 2011) of an engine capacity of more than 500cc or equivalent have also been rejected.

Some 2.38% or 23,360 applicants were rejected because of this.

Lim, however, added that the main reason for rejected applications was because names were repeated in different application forms.

He said 15.65% or 153,764 applicants were rejected because their names had been used by other applicants as dependents.

“There are 17 reasons why these applications were rejected and I urge those who are affected to appeal to the Inland Revenue Board or through their elected representatives before March 15,” he said.

A total of 900,000 applications have been rejected.

He said that so far, the Government had received 4.8 million applications for the RM500 aid under the BR1M initiative, of which 3.8 million were approved.

The BR1M initiative was introduced to alleviate the burden of households with an income of less than RM3,000 a month, in view of the spiralling cost of living.

Lim said 11.78% or 115,707 of the rejected applicants claimed to be single parents but did not put down the names of their dependents when applying for the fund.

Lim said another 14.83% or 145,672 of the rejected applicants claimed they were married but did not put down the name of their spouse.

It is also said that among the other reasons why the BR1M applications had been rejected were that the application forms were not complete or wrongly filled, the household income exceeded RM3,000 and more than one application were submitted by individuals from the same household.

[stextbox id="custom"]Please ensure your eligibility for BR1M. Read the reasons for rejection carefully and make sure you fill in the BR1M appeal form properly to avoid disappointment.[/stextbox]