Providing Fuel Cash Aid to 98.1% of Beneficiaries in Yogyakarta

YOGYAKARTA (ANTARA) – The disbursement rate for Phase 1 of the Fuel Cash Assistance (BLT BBM) disbursement in Yogyakarta has reached 98.1%, with only about 7,000 households in the province still not receiving assistance.

“At the moment, we have not finished disbursing the cash assistance. We are looking for beneficiaries who have not yet received assistance,” said Fadian, general secretary of the head office of the state-owned postal company Pos Indonesia in Yogyakarta. Hasibuan said. Will be notified here on Thursday.

According to the data, the number of BLT BBM recipients in Yogyakarta is 374,761. To date, 367,698 of his eligible beneficiary households have received assistance.

According to Hasibuan, there are several possible reasons why many residents have not yet received assistance. For example, they may no longer live in Yogyakarta. Alternatively, the listed beneficiary may have died.

There are also a few residents who are no longer considered eligible for assistance because their socio-economic conditions have improved.

So far, there has been no policy by relevant ministries from the central government to end the first phase of BLT BBM spending, he added.

“If it is closed later and there is still some (funds) left, the funds will be returned to the state treasury,” he informed.

Fuel Cash Assistance is one of the social assistance packages that the government has diverted from fuel subsidies.

The government has prepared a total budget of Rp 12.4 trillion to provide fuel cash assistance to 20.65 million household beneficiaries being distributed through PT Pos Indonesia.

Under the aid program, each beneficiary’s family will be provided with Rp150,000 monthly aid for four months in a two-step payment. Therefore, each beneficiary family will receive her Rp300,000 in the first phase launched in September and another Rp300,000 in the second phase in December.

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