Taiwan to raise poverty line in six cities, counties next year

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/10/28
By:  Central News Agency

The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Saturday that the minimum cost of living in six cities and counties of Taiwan will be raised next year, meaning that more low-income and lower-middle income households will be eligible for government subsidies.

The six cities and countries are Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung and the offshore Kinmen and Lienchiang counties.

Among Taiwan's six major municipalities, the poverty line for low-income households in Taipei will be raised by the largest amount from NT$16,580 (US$554) to NT$17,005, the ministry said.

For lower-middle income households, the poverty line in Taipei will be moved up to NT$24,293, the ministry said.    [FULL  STORY]

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