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SOCIAL SECURITY


1. COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE SCHEME
   
 
(i)

Asset Limits (Limits from 1.2.2018)

The total value of the capital assets *(including land/properties, cash, bank savings, cash value of insurance policy, investments in stocks and shares, and other readily realizable assets) of the applicant and his/her family members must not exceed the prescribed limit:


* including those in Hong Kong, Macao, the Mainland or overseas
 

    Single person cases
  Asset Limit (HK$)
Able-bodied adult 31,000
Child, elderly person, disabled person or person medically certified to be in ill-health 47,500
    Family cases

(a) Cases involving any able-bodied adult

Able-bodied adults/children

Elderly persons, disabled persons or persons medically certified to be in ill-health

No. of such members Asset limit (HK$) No. of such members# Asset limit (HK$)
1 21,000 1 47,500
2 42,000 2 71,000
3 63,000 3 94,500
4 or above 84,000 4 118,000
  5 141,500
6 165,000

[For example, the asset limit of a 7-member family, including two able-bodied adults, three able-bodied children, one disabled child and one elderly person, is $155,000 (i.e. $84,000+ $71,000)]

    (b) Cases involving no able-bodied adult
No. of such members# Asset limit (HK$)
2 71,000
3 94,500
4 118,000
5 141,500
6 165,000

# (As regards the asset limits for families with 7 or more members, please contact the social security field unit.)
     
(ii) Standard rates (Rates from 1.2.2018)
     
   
Category Amount of standard rates per month (HK$)
Single person Family member
Elderly person aged 60 or above
Able-bodied/50% disabled 3,485 3,285
100% disabled 4,215 3,725
Requiring constant attendance 5,930 5,440
 
Ill-health/Disabled adult aged under 60
Ill-health/50% disabled 3,485

3,285

100% disabled 4,215 3,725
Requiring constant attendance 5,930 5,440
 
Disabled child
50% disabled

3,920

3,415
100% disabled 4,650 4,155
Requiring constant attendance 6,355 5,870
 
  Single
person
In a family comprising
not more than 2 able-bodied adults/
children
3 able-bodied adults/
children
4 or more able-bodied adults/
children

Able-bodied adult aged under 60
Single parent/Family carer - 2,665 2,410 2,135
Other adult 2,455 2,190 1,975 1,760
 
Able-bodied child 2,950 2,445 2,195 1,960

[Note : For the purpose of payment of standard rates, a child is defined as one aged below 15 or aged 15-21 receiving full-time education (students receiving post-secondary education are normally not eligible under the Scheme), while an ill-health or disabled person must obtain medical certification on his/her health condition from a doctor of a public hospital or clinic.]
     
(iii) Long-term Supplement (Rates from 1.2.2018)
 
  Rate per year (HK$)
Single person 2,180
Family comprising 2 or more members who are old, disabled or medically certified to be in ill-health 4,360
     
(iv) Single Parent Supplement : HK$345 per month (with effect from 1.2.2018)
 

(v)

Community Living Supplement : HK$330 per month (with effect from 1.2.2018)
 

  (vi) Transport Supplement: HK$275 per month (with effect from 1.2.2018)
 
 
(vii)

Residential Care Supplement: HK$330 per month (with effect from 1.2.2018)

 


2. SOCIAL SECURITY ALLOWANCE SCHEME
     

(i)

Asset and income limits for Normal Old Age Living Allowance, Guangdong Scheme (applicable to applicants aged 65 to 69 of Guangdong Scheme) and Fujian Scheme# (applicable to applicants aged 65 to 69 of Fujian Scheme)

 

 Asset Limit

 Monthly Income Limit

 

(effective from 1 February 2018) (HK$)

 (effective from 1 February 2018) (HK$)

For a single person 

 334,000

 7,820

For a married couple

506,000

 12,770

 

(ii)















 

Asset and income limits for Higher Old Age Living Allowance##
 

 
 Asset Limit  
Monthly Income Limit

 

 

(effective from 1 February 2018) (HK$)
 

 (effective from 1 February 2018) (HK$)
 

For a single person
 
 146,000  7,820

For a married couple
 
 221,000  12,770

(iii)

Level of Allowance (with effect from 1.2.2018)
 
Type of allowance Amount per month (HK$)
Old Age Allowance 1,345
Normal Old Age Living Allowance 2,600
Higher Old Age Living Allowance## 3,485
Guangdong Scheme 1,345
Fujian Scheme# 1,345
Normal Disability Allowance 1,720
Higher Disability Allowance 3,440
 
#Fujian Scheme is implemented on 1 April 2018.
##Higher Old Age Living Allowance is implemented on 1 June 2018.
   
(iv)

 Supplement (with effect from 1.2.2018)

Type of supplement Amount per month (HK$)
Transport Supplement 275

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Last update on : 1.2.2018