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Government to start next phase of Scheme $6,000

Through this scheme, a sum of HK$6,000 will be given to each holder of a valid Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card, aged 18 or above.

The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau reminded the public that Scheme $6,000 will accept from tomorrow (September 25) registrations from holders of a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card born in 1957 to 1966. Those eligible persons born in 1956 or before who have not yet registered may still register.

Since its commencement on August 28, the overall operation of Scheme $6,000 has been smooth. As at September 22, over 1.45 million registration forms had been received. To ensure successful registration, registrants must sign the registration form. Those who register through banks have to provide a local Hong Kong dollar bank account in their sole name (a joint bank account cannot be used for receiving payment under the Scheme), and submit the form to the bank specified for receiving payment.

A spokesman for the Bureau said the registration process is simple and convenient. Whether people register through banks or through Hongkong Post, there is no need to queue up for obtaining or submitting the forms in person. They may ask someone they trust to submit the form for them, or mail it to Hong Kong General Post Office Box No. 186000. Those who are e-banking users of the 14 banks concerned may also submit their registration via e-banking.

 

Read more about the scheme here.

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