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Number of disabled persons receiving Disability Allowance (DA) or Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA)

Statistics
Year 1986 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
No. 61704 125464 147451 161741 163217 175351 187467 193782
Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
No. 199310 206859 213911 219502 223582 231373 239374 247609
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
No. 255251 260614 238003 243125 249099 257450
Operational Definitions
The number of disabled persons receiving Disability Allowance or Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA). Number of CSSA recipients with disability refers to CSSA recipients receiveing standard rates for disabled persons.
Footnote
All figures are collected from Social Welfare Department since 1986. Number of disabled CSSA recipients is an estimate only. All figures refer to financial year, e.g., figure for 1981/82 is used for 1981.

Further to SWD (13Mar 2008), The SSA and the CSSA Schemes were introduced in July 1993 to replace the former SNA and PA Scheme respectively. Statistics for 1981/82, 86/87 and 91/92 refer to the corresponding figures in the SNA and PA Schemes. 50% disabled elderly aged 60+ are ground under "Able-bodied/ 50% disabled" are not covered in this indicator from 2001/02.

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