In 2005, relevant government departments focused on preparation to implement the minimum subsistence guarantee system for urban and rural residents.
I. Current Situation
In the first three quarters of 2005, 9.75 million families, or 21.86 million people, were eligible for the minimum subsistence guarantee allowance. A total of RMB 13.88 billion was distributed, a monthly average of RMB 70 per person.
During this period, the number of people eligible for the allowance decreased continuousl…