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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Immigrant welfare claim totals uncover 'shocking' bias: lawmaker

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the pre-2004 criterion of one year would trigger a flood of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) applications, the Legislative Council's subcommittee on poverty heard yesterday. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Big turnout at Legco for welfare panel

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... figures on the number of people living in poverty. The government was also urged to better track the number of ethnic minority residents and immigrant families in the city. "It is because we ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    'There's no free lunch,' says Chan of universal pension

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... by the Commission on Poverty. Chan said asking the workforce to contribute to a pension fund for all "would mean a de facto tax increase". "Maybe they can't afford to sustain [the ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Welfare test faces hurdle in Legco

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Phila Siu, Tony Cheung

    ... a month. Therefore, the increase will only be about HK$1,100. Cheung insisted the new allowance was aimed at "easing poverty" and so a means test was justified. If the test were adopted, ...



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