CSSA caseload for January 2019

     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in January showed a drop of 567 cases, representing a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared with that of December 2018, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (February 27).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of January stood at 225 870 (see attached table), with a total of 322 349 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, all categories of cases recorded a decrease. Low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.6 per cent to 3 533 cases while unemployment cases showed a drop of 1.1 per cent to 11 691 cases.
     Single parent cases fell by 0.6 per cent to 24 543 cases while permanent disability cases dropped by 0.4 per cent to 16 670 cases. Both old age cases and ill health cases slightly slipped by 0.1 per cent to 142 211 cases and 23 085 cases respectively.

Ends/Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:00