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Income and asset limits of Work Incentive Transport Subsidy to be raised

     All income and asset limits of the Work Incentive Transport Subsidy (WITS) Scheme will be raised starting from the claim month of February this year. The new limits, detailed in the Annex, will be applicable to applications for subsidy for that month onwards. Applicants who become eligible under the new limits may apply in August 2014 at the earliest for the six-month subsidy from February to July.  

     Both individual-based and household-based applicants may apply for the subsidy for the previous six to 12 months. Applications for subsidy starting from January 2013 should be submitted before the end of this month (January 2014).

     Enquiries about the new limits and the application deadline of the WITS Scheme can be made at its 24-hour hotline 2717 1771 (handled by 1823) and enquiry counters of the WITS Division at G/F, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Details of the Scheme are also available at the Labour Department's homepage (

Ends/Sunday, January 12, 2014
Issued at HKT 10:30


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