What's New
                                                               
                                                               

                                                              Self-employed (MPF)

                                                              • MPF accounts should have been set up on or before 31 March 2020 (cannot be backdated to that date or any earlier dates), which have not been terminated as of 31 March 2020
                                                              • One-off lump-sum subsidy of $7,500

                                                               


                                                              Application Procedure

                                                              Self-employed Person
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                                                              Please prepare the following information prior to application:

                                                              • MPF scheme name ("BCT (MPF) Pro Choice" / "BCT (MPF) Industry Choice") and participating plan number (11 digits, e.g. 00012345678)
                                                              • Scanned copy of bank statement
                                                              Gov't Appointed Processing Agent
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                                                              • SEPs are required to submit online application via the official ESS portal
                                                              • Authorise the processing agent to receive data directly from BCT to verify the information
                                                              BCT
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                                                              • Send an "MPF record certificate" to the processing agent directly
                                                              • Applicants may request BCT to provide the relevant ESS information for reference
                                                              Gov't Appointed Processing Agent
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                                                              Perform vetting of the application

                                                              Self-employed Person

                                                              The government will disburse the subsidy to eligible SEPs

                                                               


                                                              Timeline

                                                              Application of the first tranche
                                                              25 May 2020 - 14 June 2020 Via the ESS portal provided by gov't appointed processing agent
                                                              From the end of June 2020* The government will disburse the subsidy
                                                              (to subsidise payment of staff wages from June to August)
                                                              Application for the second tranche
                                                              (Details will be released later)
                                                              Expected from August to September Via the ESS portal provided by gov't appointed processing agent
                                                              Expected from the end of September 2020* The government will disburse the subsidy
                                                              (to subsidise payment of staff wages from September to November)
                                                              * According to government's information, subsidies will be disbursed in around 3 to 4 weeks after application

                                                               

                                                              @BCT

                                                              Please ensure that you have the PIN to BCT employer / member website, so that you can check contribution records and information any time

                                                               

                                                              The Government's ESS Enquiry Channels
                                                              Website : www.ess.gov.hk
                                                              Hotline:1836-122
                                                              Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
                                                              Help Desks (You may call the above hotline to make an appointment, starting from 25 May 2020):
                                                              • Rm 1701, A T Tower, 180 Electric Road, North Point, Hong Kong Island
                                                              • Room 2507, Prosperity Center, 25 Chong Yip Street, Kwun Tong
                                                              • Room 1206, Chinachem Tsuen Wan Plaza, 455 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan