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Hong Kong permanent residents above the age of 65 are automatically eligible for some of the following allowances or subsides, so as to alleviate financial pressures caused by a lack of a stable income; one can also receive help in an extraordinary or emergency situation.
 
Additionally, Hong Kong residents above the age of 65 can apply for a Senior Citizen Card. With it, cardholders can enjoy a $2 special fare for transportations, as well as benefits or priority treatment by selected shops or organizations. They may also receive certain subsidized vaccines for free.
 

(Last updated: 10.10.2018)

Overview of Allowance and Subsidies for the Elderly
  • Government Subsidy
Senior Citizen Card
It provides a generally recognized proof of age to elders so as to facilitate their access to concessions, discounts or priority services offered by Government departments, public companies, private and commercial establishments.
Eligible Applicants : Hong Kong residents aged 65 or above.
Supporting Documents Required: Completed application form,full-faced photograph and copy of HK Smart Identity Card.
Application Fee: Issue of the first Card is free. However, a nominal fee will be charged for replacement.
Latest Concession:  Government DepartmentTransportPublic UtilitiesBankingChinese MedicineClinicContinuing EducationDental clinicEntertainmentRehabilitative EquipmentRestaurantShoppingSupermarketTourismOrganisation and companies by districts and Others
Senior Citizen Card Office:
Address: Room 2204, 22/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Tel : 3583 2959
CSSA (Rates from 1st February 2016)
Category Amount of standard rates per month (HK$)
Single person Family member
Elderly person aged 60 or above
Able-bodied/50% disabled $3,340 $3,150
100% disabled $4,040 $3,575
Requiring constant attendance $5,690 $5,220
Social Security Allowance Scheme
Types of Allowance Amount per month (HK$)
Old Age Allowance (Fruit Money) $1,290
Normal Disability Allowance $1,650
Higher Disability Allowance $3,300
Higher Old Age Living Allowance

Normal Old Age Living Allowance

$3,485


$2,600
 
Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme $2,000
Community Care Service Voucher (Second Phase of the Pilot Scheme) According to the 2016-17 price level, the five service package values are $9,390, $7,970, $7,100, $5,680 and $3,930
$2 concessionary fare per trip scheme $2 per trip
Pilot Scheme on Living Allowance for Carers of Elderly Persons from Low Income Families Phase II  
Community Care Fund Elderly Dental Assistance Free of charge
Government Vaccination Programme (GVP) Free of charge
Building Maintenance Grant Scheme for Elderly Owners Maximum grant $40,000
Subsidy for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Recipients Living in Rented Private Housing $2,000(1 person)
$4,000(families of 2 persons or above)
  • Organizational Subsidies
Po Leung Kuk Medical Assistant Fund
 
The maximum amount to be granted to an applicant within 12 months is $60,000
Po Leung Kuk Charity Fund for the Disadvantaged
 
The maximum amount of grant by the Fund for each application would be HK$6,000
Po Leung Kuk Raymond Siu Memorial Medical Assistance Fund
 
Cancer patients can be granted $4,000 once in their lifetime
Samaritan Fund
 
Amount granted depends on applicant's financial situation
Yan Chai Emergency Assistance Fund Areas covered by the Fund include: funeral assistance, living assistance, rent assistance, tuition fee assistance, rehabilitation assistance, home assistance, medical assistance and disaster relief
Yan Chai Tetraplegic Fund
 
Categories of assistance include: purchase of medical/rehabilitation appliances, personal helper subsidy, subsidy for medical consumable items etc.