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CSSA caseload for December 2018
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in December 2018 showed a drop of 1 052 cases, representing a decrease of 0.5 per cent compared with that of November, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (January 23).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of December stood at 226 437 (see attached table), with a total of 323 023 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, all categories of cases recorded a decrease. Low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 2.2 per cent to 3 589 cases while unemployment cases showed a drop of 1.9 per cent to 11 818 cases.
     Single parent cases fell by 0.6 per cent to 24 697 cases. Both ill health cases and permanent disability cases dropped by 0.4 per cent to 23 103 cases and 16 739 cases respectively. Old age cases slipped by 0.3 per cent to 142 364 cases.
Ends/Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:55
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