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  1. Photos of welfare recipients speak volumes about prejudice

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA). 'I tried to find jobs as a supermarket worker and waitress, but employers didn't hire me because of my age,' said the 54-year-old widow. ... under Social Security, at the Cultural Centre to show the lives of welfare recipients in an effort to break down prejudices. Au Yeung Tat-chor, a social worker with the Concerning CSSA Review ...

  2. No lack of social issues for candidates in 'town of sadness'

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to make ends meet. These conditions are what makes Tin Shui Wai a 'town of sadness'. Luk Wing-chuen, 42, has been living on comprehensive social security assistance for two years ... of lack of social cohesion. He suggested that enhancing neighbour networks was most important in solving the region's problems. He is running in the most hotly contested constituency in Yuen ...

  3. Elderly services body gets to work

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung The subcommittee on elderly services under the Legislative Council's welfare services panel held its first meeting yesterday. Members said its work would focus on the economic needs of underprivileged elderly people, including reviewing and revising criteria for old age Comprehensive Social Security Assistance applicants. The subcommittee will serve for eight ...

  4. Question of the week: Should the government implement 12 years of free education?

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... low-income families with financial support through the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, which covers education costs until the end of secondary school. The new policy is mainly aimed ...

  5. Tougher checks needed to catch welfare cheats

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Research Centre, the number of cases under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme increased by more than 130 per cent between 1995 and 2005 to about 300,000 cases, while the number ... reputations in their twilight years. Our social security scheme is aimed as a safety net for those who are genuinely unable to sustain themselves. The benefits are not substantial, and social workers ...

  6. Means test may be used for all old-age grants

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Some elderly people depend entirely on their 'fruit money' because their assets exceed the limit set for receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA). The source said ... Wong Hung, assistant professor of social work at Chinese University, said the government should keep the old-age allowance as a universal scheme without a means test. 'The scheme ...

  7. Inflation may spark early welfare review

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government will review welfare payments earlier than scheduled next year if inflation persists. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday the annual review of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scheme, normally held in November, could be brought forward to the middle of next year. His comment came after the government last ...

  8. We must ease the plight of children in poverty

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA), and a similar number from low-income families. Not all of them suffer from privations, but a fair number do. Though the unemployment rate is at a record ... In this sense, working to relieve poverty-stricken children is not charity, but necessary work. At a time when government officials show a new willingness to invest more in social programmes, ...

  9. Rising costs hit poor families the hardest

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. It excludes rent, and the weighting given to food is 55.3 per cent, compared with 26.9 per cent in the composite CPI. Sze Lai-shan of the Society ... of prices is used to reflect the impact of price changes on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. It excludes rent and the weighting to food is 55.26 per cent, compared with 26.94 per ...

  10. HK$15,000 boost for needy youngsters

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on activities to boost the teenagers' potential and employability. The scheme targets two groups of students. Full subsidies will come from either the Student Financial Assistance Agency or, if they are from low-income families, the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scheme. The government's proposal includes a targeted savings programme for all participants, which encourages ...




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