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基層調查 低津60%申請失敗

Le 15 juin 2017, 09:24 dans Humeurs 0


 
低津申請不似預期,團體轟政府圖黑箱檢討,成「堅離地低津2.0」!一項調查發現,六成受訪基層過去未能成功申請低津,當中三成六是因為超出入息規定,其次是手續繁複或文件不足,有二成七;即使成功獲批,亦僅得四成六可獲高額津貼。調查團體不滿政府在低津檢討問題上一拖再拖,促降低工時門檻至劃一的七十二小時,毋須硬性提交工時證明,並擴大入息限額至家庭收入中位數的七成五。

孫女士(中)一家去年首次申請僅獲批兩個月的半額津貼,無助減輕生活困境。(馮穎瑜攝)
低收入在職家庭津貼自去年五月推出以來,僅得約三萬二戶家庭成功獲批津貼,隻佔預期申請人數的一成六。街工今年二月至六月以問卷訪問一百五十四位基層市民,發現僅得四成受訪者成功申請低津,剩下六成未能成功申請。不過即使成功申請,五成四人卻未能獲批高額津貼,六成四成功獲批者冀政府可提高入息限額,六成一則希望簡化申請表格。
手續繁複 難符規定
街坊孫女士為N無人士,一家四口蝸居於葵青區的劏房內,每月僅靠任職地盤散工的丈夫賺取約一萬五千元生活費,但「今個星期都唔知下星期有冇工開」,有時天氣欠佳,工時就不能達到一百四十四小時的基本要求,但如開足工,其入息就會超出規定,令孫女士一家去年首次申請僅獲批兩個月的半額津貼。她苦言,每月單計租金及水電費已高達七千多元,批評政府「做好事就做到底,真係畀我受益!」
另一街坊鍾女士則慨嘆,申請低津手續繁複,即使並非首次申請,仍需不斷重複提交入息、工時等相關證明文件,難關重重。即使最終成功申請,亦隻能獲半額津貼。
她又指,丈夫每天需由葵湧往返長洲工作,每日來回車費已有八十多元,炮轟政府不容許低津申請者同時申請「鼓勵就業交通津貼計劃」的做法,「得一個人做嘢,坐車又要錢,根本幫唔到啲乜!」
街工狠批低津計劃失敗,認為低津和交津的受惠對象不同,「交津係減輕開工負擔;低津係基層生活嘅保障網」,促政府聆聽民意徹底檢討。
原文地址:http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/news/20170612/00176_037.html

Cluny smiled at Ragear and Mangefur.

Le 5 août 2016, 11:01 dans Humeurs 0


Sweat dripped from Cluny's claws like stinging acid. He stumbled. The strange figure was closer; it had grown into a giant!

Cluny's lungs felt as if they were bursting. He realized that he had slowed up and the mouse was getting closer. He tried to put on an extra burst of speed, but his legs would not obey. They ran more and more slowly - more and more heavily. Cluny cursed aloud at his leaden limbs. He saw he was trapped in deep icy mud. For the first time he knew the meaning of mindless fear and panic.

He turned slowly. Too late. The enemy was upon him; he was rooted helpless to the spot. The avenging mouse swung the sword up high; a million lights flashed from its deadly blade as it struck.

The loud toll of the distant Joseph Bell brought Cluny whirling back from the realms of nightmare to cold reality. He shivered, wiping the sweat from his fur with a shaky daw. Saved by the bell.

He was puzzled. What did the fearful dream mean? Cluny had never been one to put his faith in omens, but this dream ... it had been so lifelike and vivid that he shuddered.

A timid paw tapping on the door snapped Cluny from his reverie with a start. It was Ragear and Mangefur, his scavengers. They slunk into the room, each trying to hide behind the other, knowing that the poor results of their search were likely to incur the Chiefs wrath. Their assumption was correct.

Cluny's baleful eye watched them as his long flexible tail sorted through the paltry offerings which had dropped from their claws. A few dead beetles, two large earthworms, some unidentifiable vegetation and the pitiful carcass of a long-dead sparrow.