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CSSA caseload for April

     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in April showed a drop of 663 cases, representing a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared to that of March, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (May 20).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of April stood at 250 436 (see attached table), with a total of 376 990 recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.7 per cent to 7 181 cases; unemployment cases also dropped by 0.8 per cent to 17 870 cases. Old age and ill health cases registered month-to-month decreases of 0.3 per cent and 0.1 per cent to 148 262 cases and 24 739 cases respectively.

     Permanent disability cases remained steady at 18 216 cases. Single parent cases showed a slight increase of 0.1 per cent to 29 317 cases.

Ends/Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:00


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