The Hong Kong government recently announced the CSSA elderly payment threshold will rise from 60 to 65 years old. Photo: Sam Tsang

One-third of new applicants for Hong Kong elderly welfare payments stand to lose out on thousands per month because of rise in age threshold

  • Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong tells Legco up to 30 per cent of new recipients will lose out because they are able-bodied
  • Social Welfare Department admits it does not know how many eligible people aged 60 to 64 there are and will have to rely on applications to determine the number
Topic |   Ageing society

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The Hong Kong government recently announced the CSSA elderly payment threshold will rise from 60 to 65 years old. Photo: Sam Tsang
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