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Income and asset limits of Working Family Allowance Scheme to be raised
     The Government announced today (March 30) that the income and asset limits of the Working Family Allowance (WFA) Scheme would be raised from April 1, 2023 (details in the Annex).
     The WFA Scheme aims to support lower-income working families which are not on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and have longer working hours. The Scheme is designed to reward hard work, with the allowance assessed on a monthly basis according to the household's income and working hours. Each eligible child will also be granted a Child Allowance.
     Under the WFA Scheme, the claim period of an application covers the six calendar months immediately before the submission of the application, and an eligible household has to submit an application for every claim period. The raised income and asset limits will be applicable to the claim months from April 2023 to March 2024.
     For enquiries, applicants may visit the website (www.wfsfaa.gov.hk) or call the 24-hour hotline (2558 3000) of the Working Family Allowance Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency.
Ends/Thursday, March 30, 2023
Issued at HKT 14:30
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