A low-income worker in Jordan. Underprivileged families are currently eligible for a family allowance if the household works at least 144 hours a month. Photo: Nora Tam A low-income worker in Jordan. Underprivileged families are currently eligible for a family allowance if the household works at least 144 hours a month. Photo: Nora Tam
A low-income worker in Jordan. Underprivileged families are currently eligible for a family allowance if the household works at least 144 hours a month. Photo: Nora Tam

Welfare help for more than 140,000 residents in Hong Kong after government eases eligibility criteria

  • About 24,000 more households will be able to claim working family allowance after required hours on the job cut in half
  • Another 120,000 residents can use government-run food bank programme after asset ceiling raised

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A low-income worker in Jordan. Underprivileged families are currently eligible for a family allowance if the household works at least 144 hours a month. Photo: Nora Tam A low-income worker in Jordan. Underprivileged families are currently eligible for a family allowance if the household works at least 144 hours a month. Photo: Nora Tam
A low-income worker in Jordan. Underprivileged families are currently eligible for a family allowance if the household works at least 144 hours a month. Photo: Nora Tam
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