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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Census to seek insight into extra income

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Commissioner for Census and Statistics Fung Hing-wang said examples of extra earnings were from investments, leased properties, comprehensive social security assistance and elderly allowance. Lawmaker ... a questionnaire with 43 questions on social-economic issues. The remainder will be asked to answer 13 basic questions. After 15 July, those who have not responded to the questionnaire will be interviewed ...

  4. Union backs retirees

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance. Mr Wong estimated there were about 30,000 Hong Kong people aged 55 or above living on the mainland. A large number of them led a hard life without ... Unions chairman Wong Kwok-kin said the present policy was unreasonable and unfair to retirees living across the border as it deprived them of the social welfare to which they were entitled. ...

  5. Drawing the poverty line

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to university. The Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) scheme provides cash grants to help the poor pay for food, rent, transport and other basic needs. Children on welfare also receive ... C.K. Lau The Hong Kong Council of Social Service considers a family poor if its total income is less than half of the median household income. An individual earning less than $3,000 ...

  6. Exercise your mind at this year's G-Generation camp

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 2007, discrimination, closing of Primary One classes, self-censorship, public hygiene, comprehensive social security assistance, use of land, unemployment and economic agreements ...

  7. UN rights group to hear plea on poll

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... assistance that meets basic living standards. But our Comprehensive Social Security Assistance in Hong Kong fails to do so,' he said yesterday. ... to the Swiss city. They will attend hearings of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which began on Monday and ends on May 13. Representatives will report on measures ...

  8. Low-income windfalls

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... food bank to help low-income earners to tackle inflation. The government will pay two months' rent for around 700,000 public housing tenants. People under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, Social Security Allowance, and Disability Allowance schemes will receive a double allowance. The government is expected to spend a total of HK$3.8 billion on the two one-off measures. ...

  9. Group for elderly asks government to do more

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... for failing to map out a comprehensive policy for elderly people. 'The government focuses on medical services and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance but has ignored the needs of those who ... a social life but were prevented from doing so by the cost involved. The inability to pay for travel and meals out was cited as the main reason for the elderly not wanting to work as volunteers, ...

  10. Group to press Tung on children's rights

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... comprehensive social security assistance to families. According to the Census and Statistics Department, about 30,000 children live in inadequate housing. Of those, about 30 went to the Housing ... says it will submit an official request to Mr Tung after the Housing Department declined to provide financial assistance and priority in public housing to a group of families with children ...




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