As of Jan 19, 2.9 million applications have been received for the E-Tunai Rakyat incentive; with the total disbursement of RM 66 million. This incentive is eligible for all Malaysians above 18 years old.
But for those who do not have smartphones to claim their RM 30 incentive might be able to get them via bank deposits instead. This statement was said by Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng.
380,000 applications made on the first day itself for e-Tunai Rakyat incentive
According to him, if there are many complaints requesting to bank in the RM 30, the government will consider them. He also assured that all eligible Malaysians will receive the RM 30 E-Tunai Rakyat as long as they apply within the initiative period (March 9, 2020) and must be utilised before March 14, 2020.
The E-Tunai Rakyat is currently disbursing its RM 30 to eligible Malaysians through Touch ‘n Go eWallet, GrabPay and Boost, where each e-wallet provider offers extra bonuses for users.
What would happen to any unclaimed RM 30 digital credit?
Since the launch of e-Tunai Rakyat programme, many have questioned what would happen to any unclaimed RM 30 digital credit.
To answer this matter, Senator Alan Ling said that any e-Tunai Rakyat incentive not claimed by the registration deadline of March 9, 2020 will be returned to the federal government. Any forfeited e-Tunai that are not utilised by March 14 also will be returned to the government. Any unused balance will be forfeited and removed from the users’s e-wallet account.
The e-Tunai Rakyat is a government initiative to promote the digital payments system in moving towards a cashless society.
If you haven’t claim your RM 30 incentive, you can do so by following this steps. Firstly, you must have an eWallet account with a supported provider (Touch ‘n Go eWallet, GrabPay or Boost) and the account must be verified with your IC number. You can choose to receive your RM30 credit from any one of these eWallets.
Once you have received the RM30 incentive, you may spend it on goods and services within Malaysia. However, you will not be able to transfer it to any other users or withdraw the incentive from your eWallet.