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  1. Handling of disability payments inconsistent

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Was the man who was seeking a disability allowance from the Social Welfare Department blind or not? Was it his right hand's functions or his left's that he had lost? ... November after the watchdog said it had received complaints showing 'apparent inconsistency' in the handling of disability cases. In its report yesterday it said the man with the injured ...

  2. Board split over assessment plan for disabled

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Employers' and employees' representatives on the Labour Advisory Board are split over whether an assessment scheme to examine disabled workers' productivity should ... disabled workers' productivity would be tested and a minimum-wage rate calculated accordingly. 'If some well-defined and safeguarded flexibility on the wage rate, taking into account ...

  3. Parents of disabled call for more hostel care in face of 12-year wait

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Parents of children with physical and mental disabilities have urged the government to increase hostel facilities, saying they were being driven to desperation by a wait ... disabilities. Her wheelchair-bound son, Man Ka-kai, has been waiting for a hostel place since 1999. 'My son stayed in a school for children with special needs until he was 15, and he had to move ...

  4. Special wage sought for disabled workers

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam, Martin Wong The government should look into a discounted minimum wage for disabled workers to protect them from being forced out of the market if Hong Kong establishes ... minimum wage would affect disabled workers. Ng Wai-yee, an employee representative on the board, said it ought first to collect views from disabled workers' concern groups. 'It seems ...

  5. Disabled cleaner with musical talent to make concert debut

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam During the day he is a cleaner who sweeps floors in offices. At night he plays the piano and dreams of performing at a concert. Lau Chi-ming, a 32-year-old mentally handicapped man, will get a chance to realise his dream next month when he gives ...

  6. Families must repay disability allowances

    Posted Oct 18th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Patsy Moy

    ... Agnes Lam and Patsy Moy Welfare department paid them up to $160,000 more than it should have Families with disabled children are being asked to pay for a mistake made by welfare officers ... the allowances. According to Social Security Allowance Scheme guidelines, a disabled person who is boarding in a special school under the Education and Manpower Bureau is only eligible to apply for normal ...

  7. Live-in maids, student interns not covered by minimum wage bill

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... the legal framework has been completed, the government has still to conduct more studies on setting up an assessment system for disabled workers, who will be protected by the law. 'Physiotherapists or social workers might be assigned to assess disabled workers' productivity, which will be used as a reference to calculate a discounted minimum wage rate,' Mr Cheung said. ...

  8. Data sought for minimum wage

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... discussing issues related to data collection, members would meet disabled workers' concern groups. 'Concern has been raised about whether disabled workers should be covered by the statutory ...

  9. Poor need quick fix for inflation, officials told

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee

    ... introduce other relief measures in the face of fierce inflation, such as extra allowances for the elderly, the poor and disabled. A one-off extra month's allowance will be given to Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and people on the disability allowance. Elderly people living on the old-age allowance will also get an extra two months' payment. People ...

  10. Elderly set to benefit from injury prevention plan

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Medical Foundation. 'Hip fractures are one of the major causes of disability and long- term hospitalisation of old people,' the chairman of the university's department ...




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