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Welfare cases dip 0.2%

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload dropped by 459 cases to 199,941 in January, down 0.2% from December last year, the Social Welfare Department announced today.   The total number of recipients was 273,349.   Low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month reduction of 0.8% to 1,568. Unemployment cases fell 0.6% to 17,075.   Single parent cases dropped 0.5% to 20,385. Old age cases dipped 0.3% to 112,032.   Meanwhile, ill-health cases increased 0.3% to 27,817, and permanent disability cases remained steady at 17,164. http://dlvr.it/T32R7Z

1977-79 smart ID replacement set

Hong Kong residents born in 1977, 1978 or 1979 should apply for a new smart identity card at a smart identity card replacement centre from September 20 to November 18, the Immigration Department announced today.   Bookings can be made online, on the department’s mobile application or by calling the 24-hour hotline at 2121 1234.   Applicants may take up to two disabled people and two family members or two friends aged 65 or above to replace their identity cards together.   Residents who are absent from Hong Kong during their call-up period can apply within 30 days of their return to the city.   Click here or call 2824 6111 for details.
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