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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Finance chief lukewarm to lawmakers' handout proposals

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proposal, however, to allow travel agencies to claim a commission when they collected airport departure taxes. 'There are low-income people who are neither receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance nor living in public housing,' Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan said. 'Can you give them some aid equivalent to what others will benefit from? For example, ...

  4. Flexible approach can enable HK residents on the mainland to vote

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the 2011-12 policy address, under which senior citizens who have retired to the mainland can still receive so-called 'fruit money' or Comprehensive Social Security Assistance payments. ...

  5. Bill to soar if residency rule scrapped, minister warns

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'because they won't be getting Comprehensive Social Security Assistance like those in Hong Kong'. It is estimated that 40,000 recipients of the allowance live on the mainland. 'The ... to evaluate the grant on rents under the CSSA, saying the present grant was not keeping pace with increasing rents. The Social Security Assistance Index, which the CSSA rate is based on, saw ...

  6. Winners and losers over welfare rules

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of residents who could receive social welfare benefit by the way of [Comprehensive Social Security Assistance],' Lam wrote in his judgment. He dismissed an appeal brought by a mainland immigrant ... it stated all residents enjoyed the right to social welfare. Kong, who was supported by the Society for Community Organisation, is considering taking the case to the top court. Meanwhile, ...

  7. Tsang warned over relief delay

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government more than HK$3 billion, are likely to include suspending the maids' levy, easier applications for the School Textbook Assistance Scheme, a one-month rent waiver for public housing tenants, and an extra month's payment of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance. After a visit to Sha Tin last week, Mr Tsang said he understood the difficulties the grass roots faced ...

  8. Legislators reject security probe and support police

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Efforts by pan-democrat lawmakers to set up an independent Legislative Council committee to investigate the police security operation for the visit of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang in August have been rejected. Instead, at a special meeting of the Legco security panel yesterday, members endorsed a motion that supported the police. It also condemned ...

  9. Marchers will come from all walks of life

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... they wanted to march for the next generation, and to urge the government not to cut Comprehensive Social Security Assistance payments. 'We hope that our next generation will have a better future. ...

  10. Older and poorer

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the elderly under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scheme. Wong, an associate professor at Chinese University's Department of Social Work, said funding could also be made up by half ... circumstances are by no means unique. According to the Council of Social Service, some 290,000 people aged 65 or above, or about one in every three elderly people, are struggling with poverty- a record ...




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