While there was no fixed time-frame for the payment, the disbursement would be made in stages from January onwards, he said.
"The disbursement will take effect from January next year," he told a media conferece after opening a national taxation seminar here.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the one-off payment when tabling the 2012 Budget in Parliament on Friday.
Awang Adek said the government had identified the probable agencies to be entrusted with the payment, with the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) being the lead agency.
Other agencies listed are Bank Negara Malaysia, Bank Simpanan Nasional Bhd and POS Malaysia Bhd, he said. - Bernama