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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

232 people receive honours

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today presented honours and awards to 232 people on the second day of the 2021 Honours & Awards Presentation Ceremony at Government House.   Among the recipients, 80 received the Medal of Honour and 152 received the Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service.   The 2021 Honours List was issued on July 1 and November 15.
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