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  1. Welfare body report urges increase on earnings cap

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proposed. The Hong Kong Council of Social Service released a report yesterday suggesting people on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance might leave social welfare if they were allowed to earn ... to $1,200 a month. The council's chief executive, Christine Fang Meng-sang, said a sense of asset-building would encourage recipients to stand on their own feet and leave the social security ...

  2. Lack of help for poor children under fire

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... issues, including combating child labour, dealing with Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and for the lack of recreational facilities for students. It scored zero for failing to introduce a comprehensive policy on problems confronting children, neglect of their rights and failure to establish an independent children's ombudsman. The government scored two points for the present ...

  3. Discretion urged over aid for new arrivals

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... to work but I am too sick. 'My daughters are still studying and they are receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance [CSSA]. I have to eat up my children's welfare dole because ... Agnes Lam Legislators and social workers have urged the government to review its use of discretion when handling dole applications filed by new arrivals who do not meet the seven-year ...

  4. Jobless fit for work may get dole time limit

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... government review that could signal a major shift in welfare policy. The Social Welfare Department will later this year study whether a time limit should be imposed on people receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) who have the ability to work. Social activists oppose the proposal, saying that rather than encouraging people to work, the move would only harm ...

  5. Social work gives youngsters skills for a better future

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... children lived in families with incomes below the average Comprehensive Social Security Assistance payment level,' she wrote. Through Operation Santa Claus, the foundation is adding a new ... China Morning Post. The teenagers have fun through a scheme comprising basketball and social work the foundation runs. And through it, they learn the tools of giving and receiving ...

  6. Welfare cheat, 74, spared jail

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was unemployed while claiming the Comprehensive Social Security Allowance since 1995. But an investigation following an anonymous complaint letter showed that he had worked in a restaurant since November ... that all applicants had to honestly report their family and financial status when applying for any social assistance. He warned that the department would work with the police and other departments ...

  7. Dole not covering essentials, say critics

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... for other necessities not fully covered by welfare, according to a critic of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) payment model. The model is 10 years out of date, says Wong Hung, assistant professor of social work at Chinese University, because it does not cover items that have become necessities today, such as a telephone. Dr Wong has prepared a report on the basic needs ...

  8. Elderly struggle after dole cuts

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... conducted a survey on the impact of the 11.1 per cent reduction. More than 80 per cent of the 101 elderly welfare recipients surveyed by the Catholic charity Caritas said Comprehensive Social Security Assistance did not meet their basic living requirements. Half scrimp on food and clothing. Only 9 per cent used their savings to make up the shortfall. CSSA for single elderly people ...

  9. No excuse to shirk social responsibility

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In response to your editorial 'Greater effort needed to stop welfare abuse' (July 15), an increase in the number of people abusing Comprehensive Social Security Assistance does not mean that all young parents of working age should be deprived of social benefits, especially if they have offspring. Most recipients of social welfare are young and uneducated. They have ...

  10. Department admits dead can fall off the radar

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... outside Hong Kong; how would [the department] learn about it and stop the payment?' he asked. A spokeswoman said the 3,100 recipients of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance living across ... Anita Lam The Social Welfare Department may not immediately know if recipients of benefits who had moved to the mainland were still alive, it conceded yesterday. But it stressed ...




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