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HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s Social Welfare Department has launched the Guangdong Scheme, under which eligible Hong Kong elderly people aged 65 or above who live in Guangdong province will receive the monthly allowance of 1,135 HK dollars (about RM472) without the need to return to Hong Kong each year.
The department has received applications for the Scheme since Aug 1.
A spokesman from the department said if the applicant can provide all the necessary documents, the department will “generally be able to make the payment to an approved application within seven working days”.
A Guangdong Scheme recipient will be entitled to a full year allowance if he/she satisfies the minimum residence period of 60 days in Guangdong in a payment year. — China Daily / Asia News Network
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