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CSSA caseload for July 2019
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in July showed a drop of 675 cases, representing a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared with that of June, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (August 21).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of July stood at 222 331 (see attached table), with a total of 317 071 recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.4 per cent to 3 241 cases. Old age cases dropped by 0.5 per cent to 138 951 cases while single parent cases slipped by 0.2 per cent to 24 246 cases.

     Ill-health cases, permanent disability cases and unemployment cases all increased by 0.2 per cent to 23 314 cases, 16 695 cases and 11 733 cases respectively.
Ends/Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:00
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