Welfare cases drop 0.2%

May 20, 2024

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload dropped by 365 cases to 198,840 in April, down 0.2% from March, the Social Welfare Department announced today.


The total number of recipients was 270,618.


Low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.1% to 1,513. Unemployment cases fell 0.4% to 16,879.


Single parent cases dropped 0.2% to 20,148. Both old age cases and permanent disability cases also dipped 0.2%, to 111,425 and 17,072 respectively.


Meanwhile, ill-health cases remained steady at 27,862.

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