Gov’t suspends HK$200 penalty for elderly recipients of welfare who fail to actively job hunt

The government has announced it will suspend a HK$200 penalty – imposed upon welfare recipients aged between 60 and 64 – if they fail to seek employment. From Friday, the eligibility age for elderly Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) payments will be increased from 60 to 65. But, following an outcry from lawmakers, the government […]