i-Sayang is an initiative introduced by the government that allows the husband (contributor) to transfer the 2% employee share contribution received from the employer to the wife's (recipient) EPF account.​

Who Can Apply

Eligibility Of The Husband (Contributor)

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Malaysian or non-Malaysian​
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EPF Member​
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Below 75 years of age​
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Marriage that has been registered under Malaysian Law​

Eligibility Of The Wife (Recipient)

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Malaysian​
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EPF Member​
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Below 75 years of age​
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Marriage that has been registered under Malaysian Law​
Features
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Transfer of 2% employee share contribution received from the employer to the wife’s EPF account.​
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The application is made voluntarily by the husband, and the transfer occurs automatically each month when an employer contribution is credited to the husband's EPF account.​
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The transfer of this contribution cannot be cancelled unless the wife divorces or dies.​
How To Register For i-Sayang?
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 i-Akaun (Member)​
The husband can register i-Sayang via i-Akaun (Member) by following the i-Sayang Registration User Guide.​
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EPF Offices
Visit any EPF office. Fill in and bring i-Sayang Application Form – KWSP 16G (SY).​

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Frequently Asked Question

i-Sayang (General FAQ Accordion)

Are there any supporting documents I need to provide for i‑Sayang registration?​

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No. If you and your wife meet all the requirements, then you're eligible to register.​


Can The husband (contributor) apply more than 2% of the i-Sayang contribution to the wife's (recipient) account?

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Unfortunately, no. Currently, i-Sayang contribution transfer is limited to 2% only.​


Can the wife apply to transfer her EPF contribution to the husband’s EPF account?

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No, the wife cannot transfer her EPF contributions to the husband’s (contributor) EPF account because i-Sayang initiative only allows the transfer of contribution from the husband’s (contributor) EPF account to the wife’s (recipient) EPF account.


Can I cancel my i-Sayang registration?​

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i-Sayang registration which has already been approved regrettably cannot be canceled without any reason. Husband can only cancel it if divorce occurs, or the wife passes on.​

Note: In the event of divorce or wife’s passing, the husband has to go to the nearest EPF branch to cancel the registration. Any delay in informing this matter to the EPF will result in the continuous transfer of the husband’s contribution to the wife’s EPF account.​


How is the 2% i-Sayang contribution from employee share calculated?​

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The formula for calculating the transfer of 2% from employee share contributions is calculated as follows:


 

Example:

a) Husband's wages: RM2000.00

b) Employee share statutory rate: 11%

c) Employee share contribution amount: RM220.00. (RM2,000 x 11%)

The transfer amount is: RM 40.00


How is the 2% transfer amount from the husband to the wife calculated when the husband contributes more than the statutory rate (Voluntary Excess)?​

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The 11% employee share contribution amount will include the Voluntary Excess amount (additional (%) contribution chosen by the member). Therefore, the amount transferred to the wife's account will also include the husband's Voluntary Excess amount.

Example:


 

a) Husband's wages : RM2000.00

b) Employee share statutory rate : 11%

c) Additional Contribution Rate (VE) : 3%

d) Total share of husband's employees : 11%+3% = 14%

e) The employee share contribution amount is RM280.00 (RM2000.00 x 14%)

f) The transfer amount is : RM 51.00


Is the contributor (husband) of i-Sayang eligible to receive any special incentives?​

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Not eligible.


Is the recipient of i-Sayang (wife) eligible to receive any special incentives? ​

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There is no special incentive given to the contributor (husband) and recipient (wife).


Questions Related To Registration

Frequently Asked Question

i-Sayang (Registration FAQ Accordion)

How is the i-Sayang registration application performed?

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The i-Sayang registration application is performed voluntarily by the husband (contributor) through 2 channels:
i. i-Akaun (Member); OR
ii. Nearest EPF with the completed i-Sayang Registration Application Form - KWSP 16G (SY)


How can the husband (contributor) register i-Sayang online?

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The husband (contributor) can register i-Sayang via i-Akaun (Member) by following the i-Sayang Registration User Guide.


Where can the husband (contributor) obtain the i-Sayang Registration Application Form - EPF Form 16G (SY)?

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The i-Sayang Registration Application Form - KWSP 16G (SY) can be found on the KWSP website.


Can the wife register i-Sayang or represent the husband to register i-Sayang?​

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Unfortunately, no. i-Sayang registration can only be done voluntarily by the husband.​


Can the husband and wife check the i-Sayang registration status?​

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Only the husband can check i-Sayang registration through i-Akaun (Member).​


Can the i-Sayang registration be made for other than the wife?​

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Registration is for legal wives registered under Malaysian law only. The husband is responsible for any inaccuracy of the wife's (recipient) information.​


Questions related to Cancellation

Frequently Asked Question

i-Sayang (Cancellation FAQ Accordion)

Can the husband (contributor) cancel i-Sayang contribution via i-Akaun?

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Unfortunately, no. i-Sayang contribution cancellation process can only be done at the EPF Counter as the husband (contributor) has to submit supporting documents.​


How long does the cancellation of the i-Sayang contribution take?

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The i-Sayang contribution cancellation takes a month after the request is made.


What are the supporting documents required during i-Sayang cancellation process?

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Supporting documents required for the i-Sayang cancelation process are as follows:​
i. Divorce Certificate; OR
ii. Wife's (recipient) Death Certificate​


Other Questions

Frequently Asked Question

i-Sayang (Other FAQ Accordion)

When will i-Sayang contributions transfer be credited to the EPF wife’s EPF account?

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i-Sayang contributions transfer will be credited to the wife’s (recipient) EPF account within one (1) day after the husband (contributor) receives his employee share contribution. The transfer also depends on the latest balance of the husband’s (contributor) account according to the sub account when the contributions transfer is made.


Can the husband reclaim i-Sayang contributions credited to the wife's EPF account if there's a delay in reporting the divorce or wife's passing to the EPF?

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No. The husband must report to the EPF about the divorce or wife's passing immediately.


Can the husband reclaim the contributions that have been transferred to the wife’s EPF account?

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No, the husband cannot reclaim the contributions that have been transferred to the wife's EPF account.


Does the husband have to get consent from the wife to register i-Sayang?

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No, because this initiative is for the husband to voluntarily transfer the 2% contribution to the wife's EPF account.


How does the EPF divide the i-Sayang contribution of 2% into the wife's Akaun Persaraan, Akaun Sejahtera, and Akaun Fleksibel?

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The EPF divides the i-Sayang contribution of 2% into the wife's accounts by crediting 75% into Akaun Persaraan, 15% into Akaun Sejahtera, and 10% into Akaun Fleksibel.


Can civil servant husbands or wives in the retirement service scheme register for i-Sayang without risking government shares that must be returned later?

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Yes, because no risk will occur as the transfer is based on the employee's shares and does not involve the employer's shares.


Is it allowed to have different account types (Shariah or Conventional) for the husband and wife in the i-Sayang contribution transfer?

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Yes. The difference in the account type (Shariah Savings or Conventional Savings) between the husband and wife does not have any implication to the transfer of the i-Sayang contribution.


Why is the i-Sayang contribution limited to 2% only?

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Over 80% of EPF members have a salary of RM5,000 or less. The starting rate of 2% allows for majority of husbands, who are EPF members, the opportunity to provide their wives with long-term savings and income security that is currently enjoyed by EPF members. However, the husband can make additional contributions to the wife’s EPF account through the voluntary contribution channel.


Do the employers need to separate the contribution for the employees who register i-Sayang?

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No. The employers just need to make contributions as usual. The separation of contributions will be done by the EPF through the transfer of contributions from the husband's account to the wife's account.


Is the i-Sayang contribution transfer amount displayed in the husband's and wife's annual EPF statement?

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Yes, the i-Sayang contribution transfer amount is displayed in the husband's and wife's EPF statement which can be checked through i-Akaun (Member).