Monday January 7, 2013
Ahmad Husni: Government aid to be paid out by March
IPOH: Payment of various aid announced in the 2013 Budget will be done between January and March, said Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.
He said this included the 1Malaysia People's Aid 2.0 (BR1M 2.0), Early Schooling Special Assistance, 1Malaysia Book Voucher and 1Malaysia Contribution for Veterans Without Pension (SVTB1M).
“In January, we will focus on schooling aid that involves schools nationwide. The BR1M 2.0 will be paid in February.
“We will then give out RM1,000 to veterans without pension, and this will be organised by the Defence Ministry through the Ex-Service-men's Association,” he told reporters here yesterday.
He said distribution of 1Malaysia Book Vouchers to university students and Form Six students was expected in March.
However, Ahmad Husni said there might be some payments after the set period.
“March is not the final date for payment. For example, some BR1M payment may be late because of late applications.
“University students begin in March, so payment should be done during that time,” he added. Bernama