CSSA caseload for April 2020

     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in April showed a rise of 4 819 cases, representing an increase of 2.2 per cent compared with that of March, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department (SWD) today (May 20).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of April stood at 227 510 (see attached table), with a total of 311 404 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, old age cases remained steady at 135 219 cases.
     Unemployment cases rose by 24 per cent to 18 165 cases. Single parent cases increased by 2.4 per cent to 24 612 cases. Low-earnings cases increased by 2.2 per cent to 3 039 cases. Ill-health cases edged up by 1.8 per cent to 25 004 cases while permanent disability cases registered a slight increase of 0.5 per cent to 17 117 cases.

Ends/Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:00