Critics of a new change in the age threshold for qualifying for welfare payments say thousands will be left with not enough income to meet daily needs. Photo: Fung Chang

Hong Kong lawmakers united against government’s ‘heartless’ decision to raise age threshold for elderly welfare payments

  • Welfare secretary Law Chi-kwong stands firm but suggests possible measures to ease process for those most affected
  • Government again accused of being out of touch, days after city’s leader Carrie Lam had defended policy and drawn criticism
Topic |   Ageing society

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Critics of a new change in the age threshold for qualifying for welfare payments say thousands will be left with not enough income to meet daily needs. Photo: Fung Chang
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