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CSSA caseload for May 2018
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in May showed a drop of 124 cases, representing a decrease of 0.1 per cent compared with that of April, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (June 20).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of May stood at 231 419 (see attached table), with a total of 333 241 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.4 per cent to 4 068 cases. Both unemployment cases and ill health cases dropped by 0.3 per cent to 12 580 cases and 23 517 cases respectively. Old age cases slightly slipped by 0.1 per cent to 144 151 cases.
     Single parent cases edged up by 0.4 per cent to 25 784 cases while permanent disability cases increased slightly by 0.1 per cent to 17 024 cases.
Ends/Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:00
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