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CSSA caseload for May 2019
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in May showed a drop of 427 cases, representing a decrease of 0.2 per cent compared with that of April, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (June 26).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of May stood at 223 568 (see attached table), with a total of 318 281 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.1 per cent to 3 345 cases. Old age cases dropped by 0.3 per cent to 140 187 cases while unemployment cases slightly slipped by 0.1 per cent to 11 725 cases.
     Ill-health cases edged up by 0.3 per cent to 23 175 cases. Permanent disability cases rose by 0.2 per cent to 16 642 cases while single parent cases slightly increased by 0.1 per cent to 24 330 cases.
Ends/Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:00
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