Members of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) below 55 years may apply for the i-Citra withdrawal starting tomorrow, July 12, via icitra.kwsp.gov.my.
The application is opened three days earlier than scheduled.
According to the EPF, members must ensure that their mobile phone number matches the one in EPF’s record to receive a One-Time Password (OTP), in addition to having an active bank account to receive the payment.
Through i-Citra, eligible members are allowed to withdraw up to a maximum of RM5,000 subject to the total combined balance in both Accounts 1 and 2.
“The approved withdrawal amount will be paid for a period of up to five months, with a fixed monthly payment of RM1,000 per month subject to savings balance,” the fund said.
The first payment is expected to be credited into the respective members’ bank accounts from August 2021.
The i-Citra withdrawal was introduced following the announcement of the “Pakej Perlindungan Rakyat dan Pemulihan Ekonomi” (Pemulih) by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on June 28, as a temporary relief measure to help EPF members tide over the economic impact from the pandemic, balancing today’s demands against future needs.
For further information on i-Citra and its application guideline, members may refer to the EPF’s official communication channels, its website at www.kwsp.gov.my, or call the i-Citra Hotline at 03-8922 4848.