The following is a list of social assistance that is still being disbursed and stopped in 2021

The following is a list of social assistance that is still being disbursed and stopped in 2021 – The government will continue several social assistance programs (social assistance) that have been disbursed in 2020. This method is to drive the National Economic Recovery. However, not all social assistance programs will continue in 2021. There are also programs that have been suspended.

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the budget allocation for the national economic recovery program (PEN) in 2021 would reach Rp 553.1 trillion. This figure has the potential to naturally increase if business incentives have been placed.

"So the opportunity for the 2021 PEN program is still higher than Rp 553 trillion if we report business stimulants in taxation," he said several Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

Sri Mulyani said that the tax sector business stimulant had not been included in the Rp 553.1 trillion allocation because her party was still in the process of making an initial estimate, which depended on the taxpayer (WP).

"We do not provide tax incentives even though the policy is still being continued for some. We will complain later because if we do the initial estimate, it will depend on the WP," he said.

At that time, he explained that there were four sector concentrations that had entered the budget allocation of Rp 553.1 trillion, namely health, social protection, priority programs, and MSMEs and corporate financing.

For social protection, here are the 2020 policies that will continue in 2021:

  • Family Hope Program (PKH)

The Family Hope Program is a program of providing conditional social assistance to Poor Families (KM) who are designated as PKH beneficiary families.

In 2021, PKH is distributed every 3 months, namely in January, April, July, and October 2021. Distribution is through HIMBARA member banks. PKH reaches 10 million beneficiary families (KPM) with a total budget of IDR 28.71 trillion.

  • Grocery Card

The staple food card or Non-Cash Food Assistance is food social assistance in the form of non-cash from the government that is given to KPM every month through an electronic account mechanism that is used only to buy food at food vendors/e-warongs in collaboration with banks.

  • Pre-Employment Card

The Pre-Employment Card Program is a work competency development program and entrepreneurship aimed at job seekers, workers or laborers who have been terminated, and/or workers or laborers who need to increase their competence, including micro and small business actors.

The program is designed as a product and packaged in such a way as to provide value to the user as well as to provide value to the private sector.

The digital path through the marketplace was chosen to make it easier for users to search, compare, select and evaluate. Only in this way can the product continue to be improved, grown and relevant.

In collaboration with private business actors, this program is a form of government and private cooperation in serving the community with the spirit of mutual cooperation for superior human resources, advanced Indonesia.

  • Village Fund BLT

The Village Fund Direct Cash Assistance (BLT-Dana Desa) is financial assistance to poor families in the village sourced from the Village Fund to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The value of BLT-Dana Desa is Rp. 600 thousand per month for each poor family who meets the criteria and is given for 3 (three) months and Rp. 300,000 every month for the next three months. The BLT-Dana Desa is tax free.

If the village needs exceed the maximum provisions that can be allocated by the village, the Village Head may submit a proposal to increase the allocation of Village Funds for Direct Cash Assistance to the Regent/Mayor. The proposal must be accompanied by reasons for the addition of the allocation according to the decision of the Special Village Deliberation (Musdesus).

  • Cash Assistance

The government again provides Social Assistance (Bansos) for residents affected by Covid-19 in 2021. However, unlike before, the social assistance provision is no longer in the form of basic necessities, but in the form of cash social assistance (BST) worth Rp. 300,000.

For information, the recipients of social assistance are entitled to receive those who have been registered in the Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS). The public can also visit the Social Welfare Integrated Data (DTKS) page at to check.

  • PJJ Quota Subsidy

The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) plans to continue the internet subsidy assistance program for students, students, teachers and lecturers in 2021. Secretary General of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Ainun Na'im said that his party is currently working on the plan to make it better than the previous year.

"In 2021 the allocation of internet quota will still be done, but of course we will try to take it in a better way. Therefore, now we are formulating the amount and also what the scope will be," explained Ainun.

According to Ainun, internet subsidy assistance from the Ministry of Education and Culture has so far received positive responses from many parties. This is what underlies the Ministry of Education and Culture to continue the internet quota assistance. Moreover, there are still many regions that feel that they are not ready to hold face-to-face learning in 2021 so that it will still be done online.

  • Electricity Discount

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has instructed PLN to implement the provision of electricity stimulus in 2021. There are two types of discounts given. First, a 100 percent electricity discount for postpaid customers with 450 VA power for households, 450 VA for small businesses, and 450 VA for small industries.

Second, a 50 percent discount for subsidized postpaid 900 VA household customers. Meanwhile, customers of the 900 VA prepaid household group get a 50 percent discount on electricity rates for token purchases. Both of these discounts will apply to postpaid customers for account calculations from January to March 2021.

Following are the 2020 policies that will be suspended in 2021:

The Minister of Manpower (Menaker) Ida Fauziyah admitted that there is no allocation for this year's wage subsidy (BSU) or salary subsidy in the 2021 APBN.

"Meanwhile, in the 2021 BSU APBN, it is not allocated. We'll see what the next economic condition is," he said on Sunday (31/1/2021).

He said it answered reporters' questions after he witnessed the signing of the MoU between the Medan Center for Job Training Development (BBPLK) of the Directorate General of Binalattas and partners, associations/industry at the Medan BBPLK.

To help workers beyond the provision of salary subsidies as was done in 2020, he said, the government has and continues to carry out various programs.

The Ministry of Manpower as one of the Ministries that has a central role in preparing superior human resources, for example, always strives to establish synergy and collaboration with the business world and the industrial world (DUDI). Synergy and collaboration with DUDI, for example, especially in the policy-making process in the field of vocational training.

"One form of synergy and collaboration carried out is the signing of an MoU of cooperation between the Directorate General of Binalattas and BBPLK Medan with partners such as PHRI (Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association)," he said.

Cooperation, he said, in terms of training and competency improvement as well as apprenticeship and job placement for prospective workers and workers.

“This collaboration is a very good step. Companies and associations also benefit from assistance to improve the competence of their workers so that they meet the required qualifications,” he said.

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