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Number of Social Assistance Cases

Number of Social Assistance Cases by Schemes

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ComCare Schemes1 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
(I) ComCare Long Term Assistance
Number of Public Assistance (PA) Cases 2,965 2,954 2,928 2,890 2,920 2,929 3,034 3,047 3,164 3,421
(II) ComCare Short to Medium Term Assistance
Number of Short to Medium Term Assistance Cases2 NA 3,492 3,915 4,159 5,997 4,595 6,571 10,432 12,535 15,763
(III) ComCare Assistance for Children
Number of Centre-based Financial Assistance Scheme for Childcare (CFAC) cases3 4,720 3,523 3,111 2,914 3,657 3,725 5,708 6,997 6,879 NA
Number of Kindergarten Financial Assistance Scheme (KiFAS) cases 6,586 8,081 7,504 8,526 9,162 8,555 9,693 9,845 9,499 8,227
Number of Student Care Fee Assistance Scheme (SCFA) cases 3,877 3,425 4,071 3,826 5,295 2,598 2,549 3,797 5,030 5,723
Other Schemes 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Number of Home Ownership Plus Education Scheme (HOPE) Approvals4 461 609 1,266 1,675 2,128 2,342 2,566 2,967 3,166 3,218

Notes:

  1. Refers to number of active cases receiving assistance under ComCare schemes as at 31 December of the year.
  2. ComCare Short-to-Medium Term Assistance was previously known as Work Support and ComCare Transition schemes. With effect from 1 July 2014, they were merged into 1 scheme- ComCare Short-to-Medium Term Assistance.
  3. The number of CFAC cases in 2013 refers to the number of active individual beneficiaries under the scheme as at 31 March 2013 as subsidies for childcare ceased to be funded under ComCare with effect from 1 April 2013.
  4. Refers to cumulative number of cases approved for Home Ownership Plus Education (HOPE) Scheme since the HOPE Scheme started in 2004.
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Last Reviewed On Tue, Dec 20, 2016

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