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CSSA caseload for January 2020
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in January showed a drop of 498 cases, representing a decrease of 0.2 per cent compared with that of December 2019, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (February 19).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of January stood at 219 677 (see attached table), with a total of 310 714  recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1 per cent to 2 973 cases. Old age cases were down by 0.4 per cent to 135 507 cases. Single parent cases fell slightly by 0.2 per cent to 23 640 cases while permanent disability cases slightly slipped by 0.1 per cent to 16 908 cases.

     Ill-health cases rose by 0.5 per cent to 24 047 cases. Unemployment cases increased slightly by 0.2 per cent to 12 589 cases.
Ends/Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:00
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