6.36 mn citizens to get consumption vouchers on Sunday
The Hong Kong government has announced that about 6.36 million eligible people will receive the first installment of the consumption vouchers under phase two of the 2022 Consumption Voucher Scheme on Sunday (August 7).
Among them, about 6.21 million people will receive vouchers worth HK$5,000 by instalments under phase two of the scheme.
They included existing registrants who received vouchers under phase one in April this year and meet the relevant eligibility criteria under phase two; and new eligible registrants who have come to live in Hong Kong through different admission schemes for talent, professionals and entrepreneurs, etc, and to study in Hong Kong.
These people will receive a HK$2,000 voucher on August 7.
As for about 150,000 new eligible registrants who are Hong Kong permanent residents or new arrivals, they will receive vouchers worth HK$10,000 by instalments, the first HK$3,000 of which will also be disbursed on August 7.
The government has issued SMS messages to registrants whose eligibility checking has been completed via the designated phone number 6059 1120.
People can also enquire about their eligibility checking result and entitled voucher value through the interactive voice response system of the hotline 18 5000.
Registrants who have been notified of their failure to meet the scheme's eligibility but disagree with the result, may apply for review in writing within 14 days after receiving the SMS notification.