- 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).
Income and Asset Limits
- To learn more about the asset limit, please press here.
- Household assets include:
- landed properties (excluding self-occupied properties);
- taxi/public light bus licences;
- shares/business undertakings; and
- bank deposits/cash, etc.
- To learn more about the income limit, please press here.
- Monthly Household Income Upper Limits for Full-rate Allowances are set at 50% of the Median Monthly Domestic Household Income of economically active households. Monthly Household Income Upper Limits for 3/4-rate Allowances are set at a level exceeding 50% but not higher than 60% of the Median Monthly Domestic Household Income of economically active households. Monthly Household Income Upper Limits for Half-rate Allowances are set at a level exceeding 60% but not higher than 70% of the Median Monthly Domestic Household Income of economically active households.
- Household income includes:
- wages (deducting employees’ mandatory contribution to Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes);
- fees received for services rendered;
- profits from business;
- rental income, etc.; and
- the following assistance provided by the Government:
- allowances received by household members from the individual-based Work Incentive Transport Subsidy (I-WITS)
- allowances received under the Pilot Scheme on Living Allowance for Carers of Elderly Persons from Low-income Families
- allowances received under the Pilot Scheme on Living Allowance for Low-income Carers of Persons with Disabilities
Working Hour Requirements
- Working hours include:
- Hours of paid work performed by the applicant and other working members of the household whose working hours are aggregated for the WFA application (employed or self-employed).
- Hours derived from paid holidays and absence such as sick leave and maternity leave.
The applicants of non-single-parent households and single-parent households* meeting the following total monthly working hour requirements can apply for the following allowance:
Total Monthly Working Hours (Hours) Monthly Allowance for Each Household 144 to less than 168
36 to less than 54
Full-rate Basic Allowance: $800
3/4-rate Basic Allowance: $600
Half-rate Basic Allowance: $400
168 to less than 192
54 to less than 72
Full-rate Medium Allowance: $1,000
3/4-rate Medium Allowance: $750
Half-rate Medium Allowance: $500
192 or more
72 or more
Full-rate Higher Allowance: $1,200
3/4-rate Higher Allowance: $900
Half-rate Higher Allowance: $600
*For single-parent applications, an applicant who is a working, single parent has to live with at least one child aged below 15.
- Each member in an eligible household must be living in Hong Kong. A household generally refers to a unit with persons having close economic ties and living on the same premises.