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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    It's up to us all to bring about change in our lives

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by LAM WOON KWONG

    ... responsibility to sort out difficult issues, but we can, and should, help. The Old Age Living Allowance (OALA) has proved to be a welcome step in the right direction. More than 400,000 elderly people ... poverty, ageing and the environment. None of these steps can fully resolve the chronic problems being addressed. Yet they do represent a fundamental change in policy stance; the government is now ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Recipients of Old Age Living Allowance top 310,000

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Recipients of old-age subsidy top 310,000 More than 310,000 elderly residents have begun getting a new HK$2,200 allowance since the scheme started in April, the outgoing social welfare chief says. The Old Age Living Allowance is double the Old Age Allowance of HK$1,100 a month - known as fruit money as it buys so little. All recipients ...

  3. Coping with old age

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... of elderly people and the need to meet the demands of a diverse elderly age group, which spans from those in their mid-50s to 90 year olds. 'Our challenge is to simultaneously meet the needs of the up-and-coming group of ageing people and the very old,' Ms Li said. 'There used to be few people in their 90s, but with advances in medicine people are now living for much longer.' ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Oldest person in world turns 116 in Japan

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... by the mayor of his home city, Kyotango, in the west of the country. Kimura is one of 95 people aged 100 or more in the city's 60,000-strong population. He does not smoke, drinks only ... old people over 100 years old in the city," the official said. "We are interested in what they eat and how much. We are especially keen to look at how much salt they consume." ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Elderly allowance is welcome help for some, but others are not so lucky

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo and Jolie Ho

    ... the HK$193,000 assets cap by a little, she said. "You've got to understand us old folks; we're used to being frugal," Leung said. "I can't just use up that money quickly just so I can get [the allowance]." You've got to understand us old folks; we're used to being frugal. I can't just use up that money quickly just so I can get [the ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    New means-tested old age allowance to start in April

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 08:10pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The HK$2,200 new, means-tested old age living allowance will be made available to some 290,000 elderly people starting from April, the government said on Thursday. The new ... by the Social Welfare Department. The second phase will involve recipients of another old age allowance and the disability allowance applying directly for the new benefit. The third phase will allow ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Retirees on mainland will get allowance

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Benefit will be extended to Hongkongers in Guangdong The old-age living allowance to be introduced in April is expected to cover Hongkongers in Guangdong by the end of next year. Welfare ... for more than a year. The HK$1,090-a- month "fruit money" - means-tested for those aged 65 to 70 - is due to be extended to people living in Guangdong in September. But welfare groups ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers back plan to fast-track old age payments

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 10:01pm by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Lawmakers on Friday endorsed funding to open new posts to handle the proposed old age living allowance, a move that would likely make over-due payments to 290,000 senior ... Welfare Department to prepare for the launch of the old age living allowance as early as next April. The committee endorsed the funding requests, with a vote of 24-3. Three abstained. After ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    No concessions on old-age allowance, Leung insists

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 06:01pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The chief executive asserted yet again on Thursday that the proposed old-age allowance will have a means test, as legislators demanded further measures to help the poor ... that government resources can give the maximum assistance to the most needy,” Leung said. Funding for the old-age allowance scheme has yet to be approved, after legislators this week deferred a vote ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers move to delay old-age allowance scheme

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 07:56pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The row over the old-age allowance came to a head on Thursday afternoon, as opposition lawmakers sought to block its progress while the chief secretary offered them more time ... see no need for the meeting to adjourn and forgo the six hours [in Friday’s talks], which could be used by members and by the officials to further address all the issues relating to the old ...




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