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SOCIAL SECURITY


1. COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE SCHEME
   
 
(i)

Asset Limits (Limits from 1.2.2019)

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 32,000
Child, elderly person, disabled person or person medically certified to be in ill-health 48,500
    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 21,500 1 48,500
2 43,000 2 72,500
3 64,500 3 96,500
4 or above 86,000 4 120,500
  5 144,500
6 168,500

[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 $158,500 (i.e. $86,000+ $72,500)]

    (b) Cases involving no able-bodied adult
No. of such members# Asset limit (HK$)
2 72,500
3 96,500
4 120,500
5 144,500
6 168,500

# (As regards the asset limits for families with 7 or more members, please contact the social security field unit.)
     
(ii) Standard rates (Rates from 1.2.2019)
     
   
Category Amount of standard rates per month (HK$)
Single person Family member
Elderly person aged 65 or above
Able-bodied/50% disabled 3,585 3,375
100% disabled 4,335 3,830
Requiring constant attendance 6,095 5,590
 
Ill-health/Disabled adult aged under 65
Ill-health/50% disabled 3,585

3,375

100% disabled 4,335 3,830
Requiring constant attendance 6,095 5,590
 
Disabled child
50% disabled

4,030

3,510
100% disabled 4,780 4,270
Requiring constant attendance 6,535 6,035
 
  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 65
Single parent/Family carer - 2,740 2,475 2,195
Other adult 2,525 2,250 2,030 1,810
 
Able-bodied child 3,035 2,515 2,255 2,015

[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)
- an ill-health or disabled person must obtain medical certification on his/her health condition from a doctor of a public hospital or clinic
-an elderly person is defined as one aged 65 or above, or aged between 60 and 64 who have received elderly CSSA before 1 February 2019]
     
(iii) Long-term Supplement (Rates from 1.2.2019)
 
  Rate per year (HK$)
Single person 2,240
Family comprising 2 or more members who are old, disabled or medically certified to be in ill-health 4,480
     
(iv) Single Parent Supplement : HK$355 per month (with effect from 1.2.2019)
 

(v)

Community Living Supplement : HK$340 per month (with effect from 1.2.2019)
 

  (vi) Transport Supplement: HK$285 per month (with effect from 1.2.2019)
 
 
(vii)

Residential Care Supplement: HK$340 per month (with effect from 1.2.2019)

 

(viii) Employment Support Supplement: HK$1,060 per month (with effect from 1.2.2019)
   
 

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 2019) (HK$)

 (effective from 1 February 2019) (HK$)

For a single person 

 343,000

 7,970

For a married couple

520,000

 13,050

 

(ii)















 

Asset and income limits for Higher Old Age Living Allowance
 

 
 Asset Limit  
Monthly Income Limit

 

 

(effective from 1 February 2019) (HK$)
 

 (effective from 1 February 2019) (HK$)
 

For a single person
 
 150,000  7,970

For a married couple
 
 227,000  13,050

(iii)

Level of Allowance (with effect from 1.2.2019)
 
Type of allowance Amount per month (HK$)
Old Age Allowance 1,385
Normal Old Age Living Allowance 2,675
Higher Old Age Living Allowance 3,585
Guangdong Scheme 1,385
Fujian Scheme 1,385
Normal Disability Allowance 1,770
Higher Disability Allowance 3,540
  
   
(iv)

 Supplement (with effect from 1.2.2019)

Type of supplement Amount per month (HK$)
Transport Supplement 285

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Last update on : 1.2.2019