Tay (right) handing over the receipt of the submitted form to Kueh, witnessed by a Welfare Department officer.

KUCHING: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Youth Central has successfully assisted a resident here to apply for the Death Compassionate Assistance (BIK).

The recipient, Kueh, was granted the aid following the passing of her brother who was a Kenyalang Gold Card (KGC) holder last month.

“Kueh’s brother passed away last month and she was nominated by her late brother (as the beneficiary) to receive the grant,” said SUPP in a statement issued on yesterday.

Representing SUPP Youth Central in assisting Kueh was its SME Bureau chief Eric Tay Tze Kok.

Tay assisted Kueh in claiming the BIK through the Sarawak Social Welfare Department.

Tay, who is also SUPP Kuching Youth assistant publicity officer and his team, accompanied Kueh to the department.

“The completed documents were duly compiled and submitted alongside the BIK application form today (Aug 12),” it added.

The BIK assistance is one of the benefits of the KGC; a one-off RM3,000 grant is given to beneficiaries of dead KGC holders to  help cover funeral expenses.

Documents needed to make the claim include the BIK application form, the deceased’s KGC, certified documents from community leaders, a copy of the beneficiaries’ bank details, a copy of the beneficiaries’ identity cards, relevant documents  and an original copy of the deceased’s death certificate in addition to a copied version.