Q: What is KAR1SMA?

A: KAR1SMA stands for Kebajikan Rakyat 1Malaysia.

Q: Who can benefit from KAR1SMA?

A: Children, senior citizens, the disabled (OKU), police and army widows, and the community.

Q: What is the main focus of the programme?

A: The programme’s focus is to build the people through a holistic social assistance programme.

Q: What are the criteria to be eligible for KAR1SMA?

A: The criteria for KAR1SMA eligibility are as follows:

  • A Malaysian citizen and living in Malaysia
  • Family income does not exceed the current Income Poverty Line (PGK):
    • RM720 a month in Peninsular Malaysia
    • RM830 a month in Sarawak
    • RM960 a month in Sabah
    • Those who cannot incapable and necessity base on the outcome of investigations carried out by taking into consideration the following factors to determine aid eligibility:
      • The number of child(ren)/dependent(s) living together or separately (e.g. hostel, college, etc);
      • Disability level of head of household/family member (e.g. illness, disability, etc);
      • Support from family members;
      • Home situation and equipment based on the household needs; and
      • Other reasonable factors that can give a presentation of the financial position and daily expenses of the applicant/family

Q: What are the aid(s) given to those who are eligible under KAR1SMA?

A: The aid(s) given are as following for each categories:


  • Financial aid
  • Services at institutions
  • Community assistance
  • Counselling

Senior Citizens

  • Financial aid
  • Services at institutions
  • Day care centres
  • Visitation and assistance

The Disabled (OKU)

  • OKU registration card
  • Financial aid
  • Productive OKU Incentive
  • Services at institutions
  • Rehabilitation in the community
  • Job Coaching
  • Visitation and assistance

Police and Army widows

  • Financial aid / launching grant

The Community

  • Financial aid
  • Development of volunteer and community welfare organisations
  • General assistance
  • I-Kit skills training
  • Medical examination
  • Jejari Bestari outreach programme