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  1. Payments to low-income groups increase

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit People on social welfare will receive an extra 4.4 per cent a month from today. The increase in standard payments under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scheme was approved by the Legislative Council in June as part of efforts to help mitigate the impact of inflation on low-income groups and the jobless. The increase will cost HK$554 million a year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647391/payments-low-income-groups-increase
  2. Cultural highlights

    Posted Sep 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Credit card telephone booking: 2111 5999 Internet booking: www.urbtix.gov.hk Discounts: 50 per cent discount for senior citizens, the disabled, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. 10 per cent discount for Friends of LCSD performing venues. Group discounts: 10 per cent off for each purchase of 4-9 tickets 15 per cent off for 10-19 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/468845/cultural-highlights
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618983/inflation-may-spark-early-welfare-review
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608700/rising-costs-hit-poor-families-hardest
  5. More poor families are on welfare

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... show. A total of 292,134 people received Comprehensive Social Security Assistance payments last month, up 0.2 per cent from April. The number of jobless recipients fell 0.5 per cent to 47,889 ... jobs, their income remained low and they still needed welfare assistance, Director of Social Welfare Paul Tang Kwok-wai said yesterday. 'Whether low-income groups will be able to leave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458504/more-poor-families-are-welfare
  6. HK$7b extra enough for the elderly, says adviser

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to consider merging the old age allowance with the comprehensive social security assistance scheme for the elderly, as suggested by Wong. 'This can help destigmatise the poor,' Wong said. 'Some elderly people are loath to receive the comprehensive social security assistance as they fear being looked down on. 'But if the schemes are restructured in a way that allows most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999920/hk7b-extra-enough-elderly-says-adviser
  7. Cultural Highlights

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Credit card telephone booking: 2111 5999 Internet booking: www.urbtix.gov.hk Discounts: 50 per cent discount for senior citizens, the disabled, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. 10 per cent discount for Friends of LCSD performing venues. Group discounts (not applied to jazz quartet): 10 per cent off for each purchase of 4-9 tickets. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467878/cultural-highlights
  8. More new arrivals seeking help

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... on Wednesday by lawmakers reviewing the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme, government figures revealed a significant rise in applications involving people who did not meet the seven-year ... time, the number of approved cases rose from 230 to 843. The Health, Welfare and Food Bureau and the Social Welfare Department said one reason for approving the applications was a recognition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556676/more-new-arrivals-seeking-help
  9. Improve lot of elderly: activists

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Social activists have urged the government to review its welfare system for retirees after claiming that 40 per cent of them are living below the poverty line. In a poll commissioned by the Council of Social Service, 42 per cent of the 105 single retirees surveyed said they spent less than HK$3,740 a month, the average amount of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635300/improve-lot-elderly-activists
  10. Care fund injection set to be approved

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme. Working together? The Community Care Fund is a government-business partnership But business support for the scheme has fallen short of its HK$5 billion ... to be a matching fund. The government has only secured HK$1.8 billion from the private sector so far, so we should only approve an injection of HK$1.8 billion,' lawmaker Alan Leong Kah-kit said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967567/care-fund-injection-set-be-approved

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