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Eligibility criteria for the Caring and Sharing Scheme
     A Government spokesman today (April 21) announced that the eligibility criteria for the Caring and Sharing Scheme and a set of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Scheme have been made available on the website of the Working Family Allowance Office (WFAO) (www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/careandshare/en/index.htm).  The public is welcome to visit the website to learn more about the Scheme. 
     The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, announced on March 23, 2018 the Caring and Sharing Scheme of the 2018-19 Budget. A person who meets the relevant eligibility criteria may apply for $4,000 or the balance after deducting the relevant tax concession and/or rates concession.  The WFAO is responsible for implementing the Scheme.  WFAO expects the Scheme to be open for applications on February 1, 2019 at the earliest, and will announce the application arrangements before end 2018.
     For further enquiries, please contact WFAO by phone (hotline 3897 1088) or by email (careandshare@wfsfaa.gov.hk).
Ends/Saturday, April 21, 2018
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