A veteran who is:
Please note that to be considered a veteran eligible for WOTC, an individual must meet these two standards:
Long-term Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Recipient:
A member of a family that meets one of the following circumstances:
Received TANF benefits for at least 18 consecutive months ending on the hiring date.
Received TANF benefits for at least 18 consecutive or non-consecutive months after August 5, 1997, and has a hiring date that is not more than 2 years after the end of the earliest 18-month period after August 5, 1997.
Stopped being eligible for TANF payments during the past 2 years because a Federal or state law limited the maximum time those payments could be made.
Short-term Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Recipient:
A member of a family that received TANF benefits for any 9-month period during the 18-month period ending on the hiring date.
SNAP (food stamp) Recipient:
An 18 – 39 year old member of a family that received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for the 6 months ending of the hiring date or received SNAP benefits for at least 3 of the 5 months ending on the hiring date.
Designated Community Resident:
An 18 – 39 year old who lives within one of the federally designated Rural Renewal Counties or Empowerment Zones.
(Delaware has no Empowerment Zones *For more information about EZ/EC/RC’s visit their website: https://www.hud.gov/hudprograms/empowerment_zones or https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/19170_TAXINCENTIVESQA.PDF or call 1-800-998-9999)
Vocational Rehabilitation Referral:
An individual with a disability who completed or is completing rehabilitative services from a state-certified agency, an Employment Network under the Ticket to Work program, or the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
An individual who has been convicted of a felony and has a hiring date that is not more than 1 year after the conviction or release from prison.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient:
A recipient of SSI benefits for any month ending during the past 60-day period ending on the hire date.
Summer Youth Employee:
A 16 or 17 year-old youth who works for the employer between May 1 and September 15 and lives in an Empowerment Zone.
Related Topics: Employment & Training, Veterans, Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)