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CSSA caseload for August 2018
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in August showed a drop of 437 cases, representing a decrease of 0.2 per cent compared with that of July, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (September 19).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of August stood at 230 228 (see attached table), with a total of 332 018 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.2 per cent to 3 907 cases. Both unemployment cases and single parent cases dropped by 0.7 per cent to 12 389 cases and 25 595 cases respectively. Old age cases slipped by 0.1 per cent to 143 651 cases.
     Both ill-health cases and permanent disability cases increased slightly by 0.1 per cent to 23 398 cases and 17 013 cases respectively.
Ends/Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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