500 individuals applied for COVID-19 financial assistance

Rokiah Mahmud

More than 500 individuals have applied for aid since the introduction of financial assistance via the National Welfare System (SKN) for those whose income has been affected by COVID-19.

This was said by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah during the daily press conference yesterday.

The minister said 200 applications matched the three categories of assistance while the remaining 300 individuals did not qualify for aid as they are working, retired or studying.

The Ministry of Finance and Economy has provided a number of officers to assist with the application process and once all data is verified, it will be further processed.