A household (including singleton household) meeting the working hour requirements, income and asset limits.
To qualify for a Child Allowance under the WFA Scheme, a household must have a child/children aged below 15, or aged between 15 and 21 receiving full-time education (but not post-secondary education).
|Number of Household Members||Monthly Household Income Upper Limits for Full-rate Allowances1||Monthly Household Income Upper Limits for 3/4-rate Allowances2||Monthly Household Income Upper Limits for Half-rate Allowances3||Household Asset Limits for Various Allowances|
|1 person||$10,600||$ 12,700||$14,800||$278,000|
|10 persons or more||$917,000|
Household assets include:#
landed properties (excluding self-occupied properties);
taxi/public light bus licences;
shares/business undertakings; and
bank deposits/cash, etc.
The income limit is calculated based on the MMDHIEA. For details, please refer to the footnote of the above “Income and Asset Limits” Table.
Household income includes:#
wages (deducting employees’ mandatory contribution to Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes);
fees received for services rendered;
profits from business; and
rental income, etc.
Working hours include:
The applicants of non-single-parent households and single-parent households1 meeting the following total monthly working hour requirements can apply for the following allowance:
Hours of paid work performed by the applicant/household members (employed or self-employed)
Hours of paid work performed by household members (employed or self-employed) whose working hours are aggregated
Hours derived from paid holidays and absence such as sick leave and maternity leave
Total Monthly Working Hours (Hours) Monthly Allowance for Each Household
144 to less than 168
(non-single-parent households)36 to less than 54
Full-rate Basic Allowance: $1,000
3/4-rate Basic Allowance: $750
Half-rate Basic Allowance: $500
168 to less than 192
(non-single-parent households)54 to less than 72
Full-rate Medium Allowance: $1,200
3/4-rate Medium Allowance: $900
Half-rate Medium Allowance: $600
192 or more
(non-single-parent households)72 or more
Full-rate Higher Allowance: $1,400
3/4-rate Higher Allowance: $1,050
Half-rate Higher Allowance: $700
A household generally refers to a unit with persons having close economic ties (but excluding economic ties arising from employment relationships) and living on the same premises (in Hong Kong). Members must be Hong Kong residents, normally including husband and wife and those who live on the same premises and share or are obliged to share provisions for a living. For the definition of household member(s), please refer to Section 3.1 of the WFA Guidance Notes for details.