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CSSA caseload for January

     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in January showed a drop of 663 cases, representing a decrease of 0.3 per cent, when compared to that in December 2013, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (February 19).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of January stood at 260 111 (see attached table), with a total of 394 510 recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, unemployment cases and low earnings cases registered month-to-month decreases of 1.1 per cent and 0.9 per cent to 20 916 cases and 8 808 cases respectively. Ill-health cases and old age cases also dropped by 0.2 per cent and 0.1 per cent to 25 118 cases and 151 151 cases respectively.

     Permanent disability cases remained steady at 18 389 cases. Single parent cases registered a slight increase of 0.6 per cent to 29 382 cases.

Ends/Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:01


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