The 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) has been increased under Budget 2016, with an allocation of RM5.9 billion expected to benefit 4.7 million households and 2.7 million single individuals.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today announced that a new category of households earning under RM1000, to be identified by the e-Kasih system, will receive RM1050 in BR1M cash aid.

He said for households earning below RM3000 a month, BR1M has been raised from RM950 to RM1000, while those earning between RM3001 and RM4000, will receive RM800, from RM750 previously.

For single individuals aged above 21 years old earning less than RM2000 a month, assistance has been raised from RM350 to RM400.

The aid given under the Death Benefits Scheme will be maintained at RM1000.