Rural Needs Impact Assessment - Steps 2 Success Employment Programme

Date published: 14 November 2018

The Steps 2 Success programme aims to provide appropriate support to people who are disabled or have a health condition, including those who are claiming Employment and Support Allowance. Participation criteria changed on 30 April to require Employment and Support Work Related Activity Group claimants to participate on a mandatory basis. The Department has carried out a Rural Impact Assessment to ensure the introduction of mandatory participation of Employment and Support Allowance claimants does not have a detrimental impact on those claimants who live in a rural area.

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