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  1. News - China - WELFARE

    Partially-paralysed woman dies 'after protest at Chinese government office'

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:01pm by Zhang Hong

    ... medical treatment, which cost the family nearly 70,000 yuan (HK$88,000). Her husband decided to claim government welfare payments for low-income families. If approved, it would have entitled them ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Poor children say government has not met needs for housing, education

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Ernest Kao

    ... to be done in terms of housing, education and medical care for low-income families. In its top 10 concerns for this year, the group urged the government to do more to help immigrant mothers ... Low-income-family subsidies and housing-rental subsidies should be provided to all working-poor families, said Leung, who shares a subdivided flat in Sham Shui Po with her father and new immigrant mother. ...

  3. News - World - WELFARE

    Welfare in Nordic countries reduced amid economic blues, ideology shift

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... In Sweden, visitors are sometimes surprised to learn about year-long waiting times for cancer patients, rioting in low-income suburbs and train derailments amid lagging infrastructure investment. ... conservative Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's government accelerated the pace of reform, tightening the criteria for unemployment benefits and sick pay while lowering taxes. Income tax in Sweden ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Expansion of nursing services under fire

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by Olga Wong

    ... address, that would pay an allowance to the caregivers for elderly people from low-income families. The scheme was criticised as too "mean", as carers who are already receiving the Old ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Tackling poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao, Jennifer Ngo

    ... set at half of the median household income. More than 1.3 million Hongkongers live in households that fall below it. The decision to set a formal definition of poverty is expected to place ... supplement for low-income families. The aim would be to help the working poor - those employed on incomes that leave them either below or just slightly above the poverty line. Lam also acknowledged ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Set target for poverty relief, say Labour Party lawmakers

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Government's refusal to lay out plan to reduce number defeats purpose of defining an income level in the first place, Labour Party claims Set target ... the city's first official poverty line at half of the median household income, or HK$3,600 for a single person and HK$14,300 for a family of four. But the government ruled out setting a target ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    1.3 million Hongkongers live in poverty, government says, but offers no solution

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 05:03pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... income measurement used by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, assets and debts are not counted. Compared to places such as Britain, the US, France and Korea, who use ... among [commission] members." Lam said future efforts will target the most needy groups- the working poor and families with children, for whom a low income supplement will be considered. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Fresh aid for the needy to be put to the test, Matthew Cheung says

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... a disincentive to find jobs because the CSSA scheme reduces the handouts given to households earning more than HK$2,500. In the trial programme, earnings above that income will go into a savings account, ... of official, permanent and ongoing services, Cheung said. The schemes subsidise low-income families living in substandard housing, such as cubicle units, and provide lunch money for children.   ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Relatives' cash for elderly to be treated as assets in allowance plan

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Financial support from relatives will not be counted as part of an elderly person's income, but will be considered assets when assessing his eligibility for a new government allowance, ... investment stocks, commercial vehicles, business licences, and gold bars and coins. Items considered income include wages from work, retirement pensions and benefits, and rent collected. An applicant ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Most families wait over four years for public housing, says Oxfam

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... households interviewed have been waiting for 4.4 years on average, with no offers. The so-called n-nothings are low-income people who receive no government assistance, not even Comprehensive Social ... the poor, Oxfam said. One woman in the survey, who appeared at Oxfam's press conference yesterday, said that more than half of her family's income goes into rent. They pay HK$6,800 a month ...




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