CSSA caseload for March 2019

     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in March showed a drop of 736 cases, representing a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared with that of February, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (April 24).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of March stood at 224 603 (see attached table), with a total of 319 801 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 2 per cent to 3 422 cases. Both unemployment cases and old age cases decreased by 0.4 per cent to 11 696 cases and 141 280 cases respectively.

     Permanent disability cases dropped by 0.3 per cent to 16 621 cases while single parent cases fell by 0.2 per cent to 24 382 cases. Ill health cases remained steady at 23 043 cases.

Ends/Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:00