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- Statistics and Figures on Social Security

 

Statistics and Figures on Social Security

1.

Number of cases and applications by type of social security scheme

 Type of Scheme

Number of cases
(as at 31.8.2014)

Number of applications
(1.4.2014 - 31.8.2014)

Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme

 256 438

16 986

Portable CSSA Scheme

 1 900

 63

Social Security Allowance (SSA) Scheme Old Age Allowance

 193 734

 8 081

Old Age Living Allowance

 422 338

 14 866

Guangdong Scheme

 17 366

  1 568

Disability Allowance

 125 899

 10 465

Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Scheme

 413

 91

Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Scheme

7 311

 3 564

 

2.

Number of CSSA cases by nature of case (August 2014)

 Nature of case

 Number of cases

 Old Age

 149 749

 Permanent Disability

 18 370

 Ill Health

 25 160

 Single Parent

 30 205

 Low Earnings

 8 161

 Unemployment

 19 531

 Others

 5 262

 Total

 256 438

 

3.

Number of SSA cases by type of allowance (August 2014)

 Type of payment

 Number of cases

 Old Age Allowance

 193 734

 Old Age Living Allowance

 422 338

 Guangdong Scheme

 17 366 

  
 Higher Disability Allowance

 19 560

 Normal Disability Allowance

 106 339

 Sub-total for Disability Allowance

 125 899

  

 SSA Total

 759 337