A controversial change to the age threshold for higher elderly welfare payments has drawn heavy fire from critics and society, and the government still faces pressure after putting up measures to address discontent. Photo: David Wong

Is Hong Kong’s government targeting the powerless in elderly welfare scheme change that has scandalised city?

  • Critics call out authorities over assumption that less welfare payments will lead to more incentive for older people to continue working
  • Former Legco president says Carrie Lam’s controversial stance is to defend report by population committee that she previously led
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A controversial change to the age threshold for higher elderly welfare payments has drawn heavy fire from critics and society, and the government still faces pressure after putting up measures to address discontent. Photo: David Wong
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