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Criteria for "Qualified Employees"

A qualified employee is an employee who immediately before starting to work for you, is any of the following:

1. An employee who qualified for the former Program Area hiring credit;

2. A person receiving or eligible to receive subsidized employment, training, or services funded by the federal Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), or its successor;

3. A person eligible to be a voluntary or mandatory registrant under the Greater Avenues for Independence Act of 1985 (GAIN), or its successor;

4. An economically disadvantaged individual 14 years of age or older;

5. A qualified dislocated worker;

6. A disabled individual eligible for, enrolled in, or who has completed a state rehabilitation plan;

7. A service-connected disabled veteran;

8. A veteran of the Vietnam era;

9. A veteran who recently separated from military service;

10. An ex-offender;

11. A person eligible for, or a recipient of:

• Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits;
• Aid to Families with dependent Children (AFDC);
• Food stamps; or
• State and local general assistance;

12. A Native American;

13. A resident of a Targeted Employment Area (TEA); or for employees hired during taxable years beginning on or after 1/1/1998, a member of a targeted group as defined in the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (as in effect January 1, 2001, in Internal Revenue Code Section 51)

Please note: Supporting documentation for each criteria claimed should be provided with each submitted application. For a list of acceptable documentation, click here.