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CSSA caseload for October 2023
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     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in October showed a drop of 454 cases, representing a decrease of 0.2 per cent compared with that of September, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (November 16).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of October stood at 201 523 (see attached table), with a total of 275 522 recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, both low-earnings cases and single parent cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.0 per cent to 1 641 cases and 20 915 cases respectively. Unemployment cases decreased by 0.4 per cent to 17 403 cases. Both old age cases and permanent disability cases dropped by 0.2 per cent to 112 825 cases and 17 168 cases respectively.
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     Ill-health cases registered an increase of 0.2 per cent to 27 646 cases.
 
Ends/Thursday, November 16, 2023
Issued at HKT 17:00
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