According to the Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 ‘OKU’ or ‘People with Disabilities’ include those who have long term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society.

Malaysians with disabilities are registered under these seven categories

When a Malaysian with one of these seven categories of disability registers with the Social welfare Department, he is provided with a OKU card which entitles him to the following benefits.

OKU is the  Bahasa Melayu acronym for persons with disabilities (Orang Kurang Upaya).

OKU Cardholder Benefits

 

Benefits for children with disabilities

Learn about the benefits and programmes for  children with disabilities and and how you can get them.

 

Benefits for students with disabilities

Learn about the benefits and programmes for  students with disabilities and and how you can get them.

 

Benefits for students pursuing higher  education

Learn about different higher education options, your rights as a student with a disability, benefits, and more

 

Skills training schemes

Young people who are finishing or have recently finished high school have to make some big decisions as they become adults. These decisions include whether to continue going to school, what type of school to go to, where to go to school, and how to pay for school