City to give allowances to its senior residents
Senior citizens will have something to rejoice about, the city civil affairs bureau is planning to give the amount of 200 yuan a month as allowances to senior residents with ages ranging from 80 to 99 years old. Those you aged over 100 will also be receiving an allowance worth 500 yuan a month.
Residents that meet the requirements can apply at their nearest community office where their hukou is registered at least a month before their 80th birthday. The allowance will the be deposited into a bank account under the resident name, and would not be counted as income for those families who are applying for other subsidies. Residents who are planning to relocate their hukou to a new city or office, or having no contact with their community office will lose their allowances. Any recipient death must be reported to their community office, failure to do so will result in prosecution.
The city is also planning to rebuild at least two of the care centers for the elderly and disabled residents. This centers will cater to the health care and leisure activities of the elderly or people who need day care that gets around using walking aids and wheelchairs.