CSSA caseload for February 2018

     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in February showed a drop of 602 cases, representing a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared with that of January, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (March 21).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of February stood at 231 431 (see attached table), with a total of 333 861 recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, all categories of cases recorded a decrease. Low earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.9 per cent to 4 229 cases while unemployment cases showed a drop of 0.7 per cent to 12 538 cases.

     Single parent cases fell by 0.5 per cent to 25 617 cases. Both old age cases and ill health cases dropped by 0.2 per cent to 144 095 cases and 23 619 cases respectively. Permanent disability cases slightly slipped by 0.1 per cent to 17 098 cases.

Ends/Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:00