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Poverty Financial Assistance Programme

POVERTY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

  

INTRODUCTION

  

Poverty Financial Assistance Programme was implemented since Mac 2009. The main focused is to provide assistance to the head of the family (KIR). Assistance provided is a monthly financial assistance that help to increase KIR monthly income. Poverty Line Income (PLI) is RM770.00 and RM220.00 per capita. The list of PLI and per capita set by the Penang State Government in each years are as follow:

  

YEARS

PLI

PER CAPITA

2009-2011

RM500.00

RM100.00

2012

RM600.00

RM120.00

2013

RM770.00

RM220.00

  

IMPLEMENTATION

  

Financial assistance as a top up (additional) to KIR monthly income. The minimum payment is RM100 and maximum payment is RM770. KIR eligibility to receive the financial aid are as follow :

  

Number of households

KIR monthly income including another financial assistance

1 person

Monthly income less than RM300.00

2 person

Monthly income less than RM440.00

3 person

Monthly income less than RM660.00

4-5 person

Monthly income less than RM770.00

6 person and above

Per capita income less than RM220.00 per person

Example:

  

  1. A family with 1 person and his / her monthly income is RM250.00, he / she will receive RM100 (minimum) from Penang State Government.

  2. A family with 6 persons and KIR monthly income is RM500, he / she will receive RM770 (maximum) from Penang State government.

  

All State Departments and Agencies are involved in this program implementation.

  

Validation and monitoring are done by committees coordinated by the State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) and the District and Land Offices.

  

ACHIEVEMENT (DISEMBER 2012)

  

Number of KIR who receive monthly financial assistance: 876 KIR

  

APPLICATION

  

Application are available at District and Land Offices and State Assembly Offices.

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