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BR1M: FAQ

Updated 19 November 2012

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Q:     Who is eligible to apply for BR1M?
A:      There are two types of applicants who are eligible to apply for BR1M – Households and Individuals.

Q:      Who in the household qualifies to apply for BR1M?

A:      The head of the family or household may apply for BR1M. The head of the household refers to a man or a woman who holds lead responsibility for all those living in the household with a household income of RM3,000 a month or less. It includes individuals who are:

  • married
  • single mothers or fathers with dependents
  • single individuals with dependents aged 20 and below
  • senior citizens (aged 60 and above) without commodity (those born in 1953 and below)

Q:      Who are eligible to apply for BR1M under individual status?

A:      Individual BR1M can be applied if a person is:

  • single (including divorcee / widow / widower) with no dependents
  • aged 21 years old and above (born in 1992 and below)
  • income of no more than RM2,000 a month

Q:      When can I apply?
A:      Application dates are open until December 31, 2012.

Q:     How can I apply?

A:      You can apply by filling out the BR1M application form, either online or by downloading the form and submitting it to an LHDN branch near you. Application forms can be found here.

Q:     Where can I get the BR1M application form?
A:      You can obtain the form at the LHDN website.

Q:     What documents do I need to attach with my application?

A:      The application needs to be submitted with:

  • copy of MyKad / Kad Polis / Kad Tentera; and
  • copy of income statement / latest salary slip

Q:     Do I need to get verification on my monthly income?
A:      You don’t need to get your monthly income verified. You only need to declare your income as follows:

  • For working and retired government employees, a copy of your latest salary slip or monthly pension
  • For self-employed, a self-declaration of estimated monthly income
  • For unemployed, a self-declaration of estimated monthly income if any

Q:     I’m married without children. Am I eligible to receive the financial assistance?
A:      Yes, you are eligible to receive the financial assistance as long as your household income is RM3,000 a month or less.

Q:      I am still single and living with my mother (my father has passed away). My mother isn’t working and I am supporting her. Am I eligible to receive the financial assistance?
A:      Yes, you eligible to receive the financial assistance as long as your household income is RM3,000 a month or less.

Q:      I am still single and not living with my mother (my father has passed away). My mother isn’t working and I am supporting her. Am I eligible to receive the assistance?
A:      No, you are not eligible to receive the financial assistance because your dependent is not living with you in the same household. However, your mother who is living independently is eligible to apply if her household income is RM3,000 a month or less and she is aged 60 years and above.

Q:      I am in a polygamous marriage and my second wife lives separately. My household income is RM3,000 per month or less. Am I eligible to receive the financial assistance twice?
A:      You can only receive the financial assistance once. However, if your second wife who is living separately may apply independently if she has a household income of less than RM3,000 per month or less.

How to fill in the application form

  1. Husband requesting application fills in the particulars of his first wife in the B2 space
  2. The second wife requesting application form fills in the particulars of her husband in the B2 space

Q:      I am in a polygamous marriage and both my wives live with me. My household income is less than RM3,000 per month. Am I eligible to receive the financial assistance twice?
A:      You can only receive the financial assistance once because all dependents are living in the same household.

Q:      I am divorced without any dependents. Am I eligible to receive the financial assistance?
A:      No, you are not eligible to receive the financial assistance.

Q:      I am 60 years old, and living on my in a village. All my children are living in the city. Am I eligible to receive the financial assistance?
A:      Yes, you are eligible to receive the financial assistance if your total monthly income is below RM3,000.

Q:      When and how will I receive the financial assistance?
A:      The payment process will begin 15 January 2012. The financial assistsance will be paid in voucher form which can be cashed at selected banks.

Q:      Our gross monthly income as small businesses amount to RM3,500. But after deducting family expenses, my balance income is only RM2,000. Am I eligible to receive the financial assistance?
A:      No, you are not eligible to receive the financial assistance because your basic income must be less than RM3,000 a month before expenses.

Q:      I am of foreign nationality but my wife is Malaysian. Am I eligible to receive the financial assistance?
A:      The financial assistance is for Malaysian citizens only.

Q:      What are the penalties for submitting falsified information or documents?
A:      Those who are found guilty of submitting falsified information documents will be charged under Section 192 Penal Code (Act 574) and can be jailed up to 3 years and fined.

Q:      Where do I submit the form?
A:      You can submit the form either via online or at LHDN counters

Q:     Is BR1M aid tax exempt?
A:      Yes, it is.

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