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Local govts urged to stop withdrawing one-child allowances

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-11-28 09:26

Local govts urged to stop withdrawing one-child allowances

A man displays a birth permit for a second child he just received in Zhengzhou, Henan province on June 17,2014.[Photo/CFP]

BEIJING - China's local family-planning departments have been urged to stop withdrawing allowances previously issued to one-child parents who later had another child.

The government has adjusted its family planning policy and allows more couples to have two children.

Under current family-planning policy, a couple with one child can receive an annual allowance until the child reaches 14 years old.

The National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) on Thursday specified in a statement that couples having another child after their firstborn will be no longer eligible to the country's allowances for one-child families, but the fund they have already received need not be returned.

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