Any individual who:

  • Has received Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or a successor program, for at least 18 consecutive months ending on the hiring date.
  • Has received TANF for a total of at least 18 months, whether or not the months are consecutive, beginning after August 5, 1997, and whose hiring date is not more than two years after the end of the earliest 18-month period.
  • Whose TANF eligibility expired, and has a hiring date within two years of the TANF eligibility expiration date, but after August 5, 1997.

2-Year Certification: $4,000 Max Credit first year, $5,000 Max Credit second year