Understanding WOTC’s Target Groups: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipient

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit, known as #WOTC, is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from disadvantaged groups of workers. Including WOTC Screening can save an employer significant amounts of money.

WOTC Screening is used to determine if a new hire is a member of one of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit’s ten target groups that would make the employer eligible to receive a tax credit for hiring the individual.

New hires who fall under one or more of WOTC’s Target Groups may make you eligible for a WOTC Tax Credit. Target Group #8 is the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipient. 60,948  individuals were hired with certification from this group in 2020, 3.76% of the total, making it the sixth overall certified category.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipient

An individual is a “qualified SSI recipient” if a month for which this person received SSI benefits is within 60 days of the date this person is hired.

The maximum tax credit available for hiring a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipient is $2,400.


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