My Take by Alex Lo
Aged lose out in welfare payment fine print
- A new supplement gave the impression that those aged between 60 and 64 would not lose money due to the increased minimum age for the elderly welfare payment
- Yet one in three new applicants could lose up to 14 types of subsidies which could potentially amount to a few thousand dollars per month
Alex Lo has been a Post columnist since 2012, covering major issues affecting Hong Kong and the rest of China. A journalist for 25 years, he has worked for various publications in Hong Kong and Toronto as a news reporter and editor. He has also lectured in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.