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Students on CSSA to get one-off grant
     The Social Welfare Department (SWD) will make a one-off grant to students who are receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) starting from this Friday (August 23).
     A spokesman for the SWD said today (August 21) that the arrangement was one of a series of relief measures announced by the Financial Secretary in the 2019-20 Budget on February 27 this year. Students from child care centres, kindergartens, and primary and secondary schools who are eligible for a flat-rate grant for selected items of school-related expenses under the CSSA Scheme in the 2019/20 school year will each be provided a one-off grant of $2,500. 
     The grant will be paid through the existing CSSA payment method, i.e. through autopay to the designated bank accounts in general. Recipients are not required to make an application. 
     For enquiries, recipients may call the SWD hotline at 2343 2255 or contact the respective Social Security Field Unit.
Ends/Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Issued at HKT 10:50
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