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CSSA caseload for October 2018
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in October showed a drop of 718 cases, representing a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared with that of September, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (November 21).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of October stood at 228 550 (see attached table), with a total of 325 347 recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, all categories of cases recorded a decrease. Low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 2.3 per cent to 3 752 cases while unemployment cases showed a drop of 0.9 per cent to 12 202 cases.

     Single parent cases and permanent disability cases fell by 0.8 per cent and 0.6 per cent to 25 054 cases and 16 859 cases respectively. Ill health cases dropped by 0.3 per cent to 23 257 cases while old age cases slightly slipped by 0.1 per cent to 143 232 cases.
Ends/Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:00
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