“Mama Kerja” is an initiative introduced by the Selangor state government in 2023. It provides incentives and financial aid, or “bantuan”, to eligible working mothers in Selangor. Under this program, individuals who apply for the Mama Kerja incentive will receive a one-time payment of RM1,000 from the state government.
The disbursement is within 14 days of submitting their application. From November 1, 2023, up to 5,000 eligible working mothers in Selangor can apply for this Child Care Incentive for Working Women (Mama Kerja) to alleviate the financial burden of childcare costs.
Mama Kerja is State Government Aid Program to Help Economy of Working Mothers
The Mama Kerja initiative is a program launched by the Selangor state government in Malaysia to financially assist working mothers. In particular, financial assistance is to offset child care costs. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the program:
Aim and Benefit
The initiative provides a one-time cash incentive of RM1,000 to ease the financial burden of child care for working mothers in Selangor.
- The applicant must be a working woman and an employer.
- Must be a citizen of Selangor (either born in Selangor or have been residing in Selangor for over 10 years).
- Must be a voter in Selangor.
- Must have a household income of RM8,000 and below.
- Must have an account with the Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) or have contributions to the Employees Provident Fund (KWSP).
- Must have at least three (3) children aged 12 years and below.
- Must not be a recipient of ASUH PINTAR, TUNAS, and BINGKAS assistance.
Mama Kerja Application Process
Applications for Mama Kerja opened on November 1, 2023, from 10.00 am onwards. Eligible individuals can apply through the Selangkah app or the official MamaKerja website.
- The following documents are required for the application:
- Applicant’s Identification Card.
- Spouse’s Identification Card.
- MyKid or Birth Certificate of the child/Adoption Certificate.
- Latest salary statement of the applicant.
- Latest salary statement of the spouse or income verification if there is no pay slip.
- Latest EPF statement of the applicant or EA statement.
- Bank statement copy.
- Selangor voter verification document.
Mama Kerja Disbursement
The outcome of the application will be released after a working period of 21 days from the date the application is submitted. Eligible recipients will receive the cash aid in their respective accounts within 14 working days after the application status is successful.
This initiative aligns with the Selangor state government’s aspiration to support working mothers and alleviate their financial burdens, especially in child care.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mama Kerja Government Aid
“Mama Kerja” financial assistance program has established a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section to guide applicants through the process. The FAQs cover many aspects, including clarifying eligibility criteria, application procedures, required documentation, and incentive disbursement.
This section provides details to ensure that eligible working women who intend to receive financial support for child care can go through the application process easily.
What is the objective of the Mama Kerja Program?
This program is created to appreciate and support working women by providing financial assistance to alleviate the burden of child care.
What incentives will be given to the selected applicants?
Each eligible applicant will receive an incentive of RM1,000, one-off.
What are the criteria for individuals eligible to receive this MAMA KERJA incentive?
- Working women who have employers.
- Citizens of Selangor (born in Selangor or have been residing in Selangor for more than 10 years).
- Having a household income of RM8,000 and below.
- Having an account with the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) or Employees Provident Fund (EPF).
- Having at least three (3) children aged 12 and below.
- Not a recipient of Skim Bantuan Asuh Pintar, Bantuan Kehidupan Sejahtera (BINKAS) or Skim Bantuan Tadika (TUNAS).
What is the quota for this program?
The Mama Kerja incentive will be given to the first 5,000 applicants who meet the eligibility criteria.
How to apply for the Mama Kerja Incentive?
Interested individuals can apply through the Selangkah application.
What important documents do I need to upload for the application?
- Applicant’s identification card.
- Spouse’s identification card.
- MyKid or Child’s Adoption Certificate.
- Latest payslip of the applicant and spouse.
- EPF statement or EA form.
Can I replace the documents I have uploaded if they are found to be inaccurate or incomplete?
For any objections, please contact the Selcare hotline at 1800-22-6600.
I reside in Selangor but not a voter in Selangor. Am I eligible to apply?
No. Only voters in Selangor are eligible to receive this incentive.
I do not have biological children, but I am a legal guardian of adopted children. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes. You just need to submit a valid Legal Guardianship Certificate as proof.
How to verify my husband’s income who is self-employed?
Confirmation of his income needs to be verified through Members of Parliament / Headmen / Village Chiefs / Government Officials Grade 41 and above / Community Leaders.
What if I can’t use the Selangkah app to apply?
Applications can also be made through the MAMA KERJA official website (https://mamakerja.selangkah.my/).
How can I check the status of my application?
It can be checked in the Selangkah application in the Mama Kerja button section.
When will the results of my application be announced?
The results of the application will be announced within 21 working days from the date of application.
If my application is successful, when will the Mama Kerja incentive be disbursed?
Payment will be made within 14 working days from the date the application status is confirmed.
If I have any questions, who can I contact?
For assistance, please contact the Selcare hotline at 1800-22-6600.