Students on CSSA to get one-off grant

     The Social Welfare Department (SWD) will make a one-off grant to students who are receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) starting from this Thursday (August 30).

     A spokesman for the SWD said today (August 28) that the arrangement is one of the measures announced in the 2018-19 Budget to share the fruits of economic success with the community. Students from child care centres, kindergartens and primary and secondary schools who are eligible for flat-rate grant for selected items of school-related expenses under the CSSA Scheme in the 2018/19 school year will each be provided a one-off grant of $2,000. 

     The grant will be paid through the existing CSSA payment method, i.e. through autopay to the designated bank accounts in general. Recipients are not required to make an application. 

     For enquiries, recipients may call the SWD hotline at 2343 2255 or contact the respective Social Security Field Unit.

Ends/Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Issued at HKT 11:23