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Jakarta Post

Financial assistance program for elderly launched

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 8, 2018   /   04:35 pm
Financial assistance program for elderly launched A senior citizen holds a Kartu Lansia Jakarta following its launch by the Jakarta administration on May 8. ( Carina)

Hundreds of senior citizens gathered Tuesday at an integrated child-friendly public space (RPTRA) in Tanah Tinggi, Central Jakarta, to receive Kartu Lansia Jakarta (KLJ), cards for the Jakarta seniors program, which launched that morning.

The program, initiated by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, allows senior citizens to receive Rp 600,000 (US$43) in financial aid per month. The elderly can withdraw the funds at ATMs using the KLJ cards, issued by city-owned lender Bank DKI.

“We are happy to see you all happy,” Anies told program participants while handing them cards. “Please use the money wisely."

The administration plans to provide the cards to 12,141 elderly people across Jakarta. Around 321 card holders are from Tanah Tinggi, while the administration will distribute the remaining cards in other locations gradually, reported. (vny)