BPN 2.0 applications, appeals being processed, payments to be made in Jan 2021

Published on 23 Dec 2020 9:15:06 PM

Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz on Wednesday (Dec 23) said the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional 2.0 (BPN 2.0) new applications and appeals are currently being processed, and approved payments will be made in January 2021.

Under the Kita Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package (KITA PRIHATIN), he said as of Dec 4, 2020, 10.13mil beneficiaries had benefitted from the first phase payment of BPN 2.0, involving an amount of RM4.6bil.

Under the KITA PRIHATIN package for the Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU) 2.0, a total of RM239.73 million had been channelled to help 39,203 employers continue their operations and retain a total of 307,420 employees.

Tengku Zafrul said new applications for PSU 2.0 are still open to employers until Dec 31, 2020.

The KITA PRIHATIN package announced in September was worth RM10bil.

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