CSSA caseload for May

     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in May showed a decrease of 228 cases over April, representing a decrease of 0.1%, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (June 22).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of May stood at 282 123 (see attached table), with a total of 460 983 recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, unemployment cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 0.3% to 29 131 cases, while low-earning cases recorded a decrease of 1.3% to 13 804. Single-parent cases registered a decrease of 0.1% to 34 149.

     Permanent disability cases registered an increase of 0.4% to 18 567.

     Both old age and ill-health cases remained steady at 153 982 and 25 195 cases respectively.

Ends/Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Issued at HKT 16:08