In view of the latest situation of novel coronavirus outbreak, the Director of Social Welfare will give consideration to disregard absences from Hong Kong of applicants/recipients of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme and the Social Security Allowance Scheme (including Old Age Allowance, Old Age Living Allowance and Disability Allowance) who fail to satisfy the residence requirement or the permissible limit of absence from Hong Kong owing to the epidemic.
For those CSSA cases due for review while the recipients fail to return to Hong Kong, they should contact their respective Social Security Field Units (SSFUs) as soon as possible for appropriate arrangement.
In the light of the epidemic development, applicants for the Guangdong Scheme and Fujian Scheme can submit their applications by post, instead of doing so in person in Hong Kong.
For enquiry, please contact staff of the SSFUs during office hours.
Enquiry telephone numbers of the SSFUs