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CSSA caseload for April 2019
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in April showed a drop of 608 cases, representing a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared with that of March, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (May 22).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of April stood at 223 995 (see attached table), with a total of 318 774 recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.2 per cent to 3 382 cases. Old age cases dropped by 0.4 per cent to 140 664 cases while single parent cases decreased by 0.3 per cent to 24 311 cases. Permanent disability cases slightly slipped by 0.1 per cent to 16 602 cases.

     Both ill-health cases and unemployment cases increased by 0.3 per cent to 23 103 cases and 11 734 cases respectively.
Ends/Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:45
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