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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. ...

  2. Landmark reduction in welfare recipients forecast

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Quinton Chan

    ... of people receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance dropped slightly last month. The latest figures will be released today or tomorrow. The number of CSSA cases increased from 227,575 ... professor at the Chinese University, said people had started to leave the social security safety net as the economy improved. But Professor Wong also noted that eligibility requirements for CSSA had ...

  3. Reinvest the record surplus for a more secure future

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... gifts. They will probably include an extra month of Old Age Allowance, or an additional payment of HK$1,000 to HK$2,000 each; an extra monthly payment of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance ... (MPF) scheme, in general, is far from adequate to provide for a decent retirement. A pension scheme that pays little more than social security is obviously unsatisfactory. But a plan to raise ...

  4. 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 The model is 10 years out of date, says Wong Hung, assistant professor of social work at Chinese University, because it does not cover items that have become necessities today, such as a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 ...

  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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Traffic and security are priorities for Olympic city

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... to be given to the issues of traffic congestion and security. Along with construction of pavilions in the Olympic park and supporting infrastructure projects, the essential part of the comprehensive ... resources, he said. 'Learning from the painful lesson of the Miyun tragedy, we must rigorously implement a responsibility system for security, to investigate and root out the causes ...




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