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CSSA caseload for March 2020
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in March showed a rise of 2 017 cases, representing an increase of 0.9 per cent compared with that of February, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department (SWD) today (April 22).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of March stood at 222 691 (see attached table), with a total of 310 153 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases were down by 0.4 per cent to 2 974 cases. Old age cases slipped slightly by 0.1 per cent to 135 239 cases.
     Unemployment cases edged up by 10.9 per cent to 14 647 cases. Single parent cases increased by 1.3 per cent to 24 030 cases. Ill-health cases rose by 1.1 per cent to 24 562 cases while permanent disability cases registered a slight increase of 0.5 per cent to 17 026 cases.
Ends/Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:00
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