112,000 handed checks from Caring and Sharing schemeLocal | 15 May 2019 1:38 pm
As of May 10, about 112,000 successful applicants to the Caring and Sharing scheme, which hands out HK$4,000, have been issued with checks by the Working Family Allowance Office, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, James Lau, said today.
He was responding to an inquiry by lawmaker Paul Tse.
So far 3.39 million applications have been acknowledged, Lau said.
The scheme is implemented by the Working Family Allowance Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency. The applications closed on April 30.
The office received about 3.44 million applications, Lau said.