ITG FAQ #5 Answer-What is a "targeted group employee"?

A targeted group employee is any employee who has been certified by your State Employment Security Agency (SESA) as a:

  • Recipient of assistance under Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) or its successor program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF);
  • Veteran;
  • Ex-felon;
  • High-risk youth;
  • Vocational rehabilitation referral;
  • Summer youth employee;
  • Food stamp recipient;
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient;
  • Long-term family assistance recipient, or
  • Qualified long-term unemployment recipient.

The employee must meet the requirements explained in the instructions to Form 8850, Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Credit.

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