Welfare cases dip 0.2%

April 18, 2024

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload dropped by 457 cases to 199,205 in March, down 0.2% from February, the Social Welfare Department announced today.


The total number of recipients was 271,440.


Low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1% to 1,530. Unemployment cases fell 0.6% to 16,943.


Single parent cases dropped 0.5% to 20,192. Old age cases and permanent disability cases both dipped 0.2%, to 111,633 and 17,104 respectively.


Meanwhile, ill-health cases remained steady at 27,855.

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