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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 28.2.2019)

Number of applications
(1.4.2018 - 28.2.2019)

Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme

 225 339

33 615

Portable CSSA Scheme

 1 217

 79

Social Security Allowance (SSA) Scheme Old Age Allowance

249 566

29 642

Higher Old Age Living Allowance

486 285

30 944


Normal Old Age Living Allowance
 
             53 538                    18 606
Guangdong Scheme

 16 699

 1 566


Fujian Scheme
 
              1 556                      1 389
Disability Allowance

146 024

 27 909

Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Scheme

431

193

Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Scheme

6 031

7 734

   

2.

Number of CSSA cases by nature of case (February 2019)

 

 Nature of case

 Number of cases

 Old Age

 141 834

 Permanent Disability

 16 663

 Ill Health

 23 038

 Single Parent

 24 435

 Low Earnings

 3 491

 Unemployment

 11 742

 Others

 4 136

 Total

 225 339

   

3.

Number of SSA cases by type of allowance (February 2019)

 

 Type of allowance

 Number of cases

 Old Age Allowance

 249 566

   
 Higher Old Age Living Allowance

 486 285

 
 Normal Old Age Living Allowance
 
           53 538
 
Sub-total for Old Age Living Allowance
 
          539 823
   
 Guangdong Scheme

 16 699

 
 Fujian Scheme
 
            1 556
  
 Higher Disability Allowance

 17 282

 Normal Disability Allowance

 128 742

 Sub-total for Disability Allowance

 146 024

  

 Total

953 668