CSSA caseload for January 2024

     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in January showed a drop of 459 cases, representing a decrease of 0.2 per cent compared with that of December 2023, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (February 20).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of January stood at 199 941 (see attached table), with a total of 273 349 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 0.8 per cent to 1 568 cases. Unemployment cases decreased by 0.6 per cent to 17 075 cases. Single parent cases dropped by 0.5 per cent to 20 385 cases. Old age cases declined by 0.3 per cent to 112 032 cases.
     Ill-health cases registered an increase of 0.3 per cent to 27 817 cases. Permanent disability cases remained steady at 17 164 cases.

Ends/Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Issued at HKT 17:00