HK$10,000 grant for unemployed will open for applications next Wednesday

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A temporary unemployment aid introduced in Hong Kong for the first time will be open for applications for three weeks starting next Wednesday, offering a one-time sum of HK$10,000 to people who have lost their jobs.

Adults who were employed full-time and part-time, as well as the self-employed, will be eligible for the subsidy.

Click on here to access the scheme’s official website.
(https://www.tur.gov.hk/en/)

Applicants must be inactive or unemployed for 30 consecutive days before applying. Their monthly salary before they become unemployed must be between 2,700 and 30,000 HK$.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Doris Ho Pui-ling, head of the Office of Innovation and Policy Coordination, said those who worked as casual workers for a day or two while they were unemployed will enjoy discretionary power when receiving their application. .

She said the government aims to disburse the grant three to four weeks after applications are received.

Applicants can choose to receive the HK$10,000 grant through the same bank account they previously used under the cashback program, or can submit supporting documents to opt for a different account.

She said most apps will be verified against their MPF account information. Candidates can also submit a self-declaration if they do not have an MPF ​​account.

Ho said those who made false statements could face criminal charges and have their grants revoked.

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