Elderly people receiving government allowances set to get more money in September. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Elderly people receiving government allowances set to get more money in September. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong government to give eligible elderly receiving allowances an extra HK$995 a month from September 1

  • All eligible elderly single people with assets of no more than HK$374,000 and couples with no more than HK$568,000 will get HK$3,915 a month
  • Lawmakers and social workers welcome new allowances but say they should be implemented earlier

Elderly people receiving government allowances set to get more money in September. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Elderly people receiving government allowances set to get more money in September. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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