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SOCIAL SECURITY


1. COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE SCHEME
   
 
(i)

Asset Limits (Limits from 1.2.2022)

The total value of the capital assets *(including land/properties, cash, bank savings, cash value of insurance policies, pre-surrender/surrender value of annuity schemes, 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 34,000
Child, elderly person, disabled person or person medically certified to be in ill-health 51,000
    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 22,500 1 51,000
2 45,000 2 76,500
3 67,500 3 102,000
4 or above 90,000 4 127,500
  5 153,000
6 178,500

[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 $166,500 (i.e. $90,000+ $76,500)]
 

    (b) Cases involving no able-bodied adult
No. of such members# Asset limit (HK$)
2 76,500
3 102,000
4 127,500
5 153,000
6 178,500

# (As regards the asset limits for families with 7 or more members, please contact the social security field unit.)
     
(ii) Standard rates (Rates from 1.2.2022)
     
   
Category Amount of standard rates per month (HK$)
Single person Family member
Elderly person aged 65 or above
Able-bodied/50% disabled 3,915 3,685
100% disabled 4,730 4,180
Requiring constant attendance 6,655 6,100
 
Ill-health/Disabled adult aged under 65
Ill-health/50% disabled 3,915

3,685

100% disabled 4,730 4,180
Requiring constant attendance 6,655 6,100
 
Disabled child
50% disabled

4,400

3,830
100% disabled 5,215 4,665
Requiring constant attendance 7,135 6,585
 
  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 - 2,990 2,705 2,395
Other adult 2,755 2,455 2,215 1,975
 
Able-bodied child 3,315 2,745 2,460 2,200

[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 1.2.2022)
 
  Rate per year (HK$)
Single person 2,445
Family comprising 2 or more members who are old, disabled or medically certified to be in ill-health 4,890
     
(iv) Single Parent Supplement : HK$390 per month (with effect from 1.2.2022)
 

(v)

Community Living Supplement : HK$370 per month (with effect from 1.2.2022)
 

  (vi) Transport Supplement: HK$315 per month (with effect from 1.2.2022)
 
 
(vii)

Residential Care Supplement: HK$370 per month (with effect from 1.2.2022)

 

 (viii) Employment Support Supplement: HK$1,160 per month (with effect from 1.2.2022)
     

2. SOCIAL SECURITY ALLOWANCE SCHEME
     

(i)

Asset and income limits for Old Age Living Allowance (including Old Age Living Allowance under the Guangdong Scheme and Fujian Scheme)

 

Asset Limit

Monthly Income Limit

 

(effective from
1 September 2022) 
(HK$)

(effective from 1 February 2022)
(HK$)

For a single person 

 374,000

10,430

For a married couple

568,000

15,810

(ii)

Level of Allowance (with effect from 1.2.2022)
 
Type of allowance Amount per month (HK$)
Old Age Allowance 1,515
Old Age Living Allowance^ 3,915
Old Age Allowance under Guangdong Scheme 1,515
Old Age Living Allowance^ under Guangdong Scheme 3,915
Old Age Allowance under Fujian Scheme  1,515
Old Age Living Allowance^ under Fujian Scheme 3,915
Normal Disability Allowance 1,935
Higher Disability Allowance 3,870

^With effect from 1 September 2022, the Normal OALA and the Higher OALA merge as the “Old Age Living Allowance”
 
   
(iii)

 Supplement (with effect from 1.2.2022)

Type of supplement Amount per month (HK$)
Transport Supplement 315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Last update on : 1.9.2022

 

 


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