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- Incentive Scheme to Further Encourage CSSA Recipients of the Integrated Employment Assistance Programme for Self-reliance (IEAPS) to Secure Employment


Community Care Fund’s Incentive Scheme to Further Encourage CSSA Recipients of the Integrated Employment Assistance Programme for Self-reliance to Secure Employment

Background and Objective
Participants
Operating Agencies
Content
Evaluation Study
Implementation Period
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Background and Objective

The Community Care Fund (CCF) has rolled out a three-year pilot  “Incentive Scheme to Further Encourage CSSA Recipients of the Integrated Employment Assistance Programme for Self-reliance (IEAPS) to Secure Employment” (the Incentive Scheme) with effect from 1 April 2014.  Administered by the Social Welfare Department (SWD), the Incentive Scheme aims to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of incentive payment as a means to further encourage able-bodied Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients to secure employment and ultimately to leave the CSSA net.

 
Participants
 
Around 2 050 able-bodied CSSA recipients of the IEAPS are randomly selected to participate in the Incentive Scheme.
        
   
   Operating Agencies
   
 

SWD has commissioned non-governmental organisations currently operating IEAPS projects to assist in implementing the Incentive Scheme. 

   
   
Content
   
 

Under the Incentive Scheme, CSSA recipients working not less than 120 hours and earning more than $4,200 a month will not only benefit from the existing disregarded earnings, but will also be provided with an incentive grant if their accumulative earnings above the prescribed disregarded earnings limit reach the incentive target (i.e. two times the asset limit of the household). The recipients will leave the CSSA net upon receipt of the full incentive grant from the CCF in one go.

   
   
Evaluation Study
   
 

To evaluate the effectiveness of the Incentive Scheme, SWD has commissioned the Chinese University of Hong Kong to conduct an evaluation study.

   
   
Implementation Period
   
 

The Incentive Scheme will last for three years from April 2014 to March 2017.

   
   
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Brief on CCF’s Incentive Scheme to Further Encourage CSSA Recipients of the Integrated Employment Assistance Programme for Self-reliance (IEAPS) to Secure Employment  
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Pamphlet on the IEAPS 
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List of NGOs operate the IEAPS 
(Acrobat PDF Document)
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Frequently Asked Questions (Chinese version only) 
(Acrobat PDF Document)
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