This program was recently extended through 2020; with retroactive application to January 1, 2015.
To qualify for LTFA, the individual must meet the following criteria:
- They must have received Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), for a total of at least 18 months anytime after August 1997,or
- They must have received TANF or AFDC for at least the 18 consecutive months before the date of hire, or
- They were hired within two years after their TANF or AFDC eligibility expired under federal or state law.
The added benefits of receiving LTFA are as follows:
- The employer can claim the benefits for 24 months (WOTC patron can only be claimed for the initial 12 months).
The employer can claim benefits up to 50% of the first $10,000 during the second 12 months.
Under LTFA, employers are therefore eligible for up to $4,000 of benefits in the first year and an additional $5,000 in the second year, for a total savings of $9,000 per qualified employee.
LTFA is processed as part of the WOTC.
For more information, contact:
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: (866) 487-2365
TTY: (877) 889-5627