Services FAQ

Employment FAQ

  • Yes. Employers hiring people with disabilities qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). WOTC tax credit is a tax incentive program that motivates employers to hire and retain employees. For each eligible new hire, your business can qualify for a corporate tax credit of up to $2,400 during the first year of employment.

  • No. Our services are funded through Pierce County Human Services or through private pay. There is not a fee to the employer for Job Coaches assisting individuals at their worksite or for the Keystone liaison.

  • Job Coaches are Keystone employees not the employee of the employer. Once the individual is hired by an employer, the employer has the same liability as with any other employee.

  • Yes. Depending on how many hours a client works and the wages earned, there is a possibility that employment will have an effect on the individual’s Social Security Benefits. It is the parent/guardians responsibility to contact Social Security Administration with earned income information. You can gain more information by going to the Social Security Administration’s website; you can also download the Red Book which has answers to many commonly asked questions.

  • Yes. A Keystone representative will visit the work site periodically, and/or inquire with the manager via email or phone call. Any questions or concerns will be addressed immediately.

  • Keystone appreciates referrals from employers! We encourage networking to promote gainful employment for DD individuals. If you know of a business looking to hire, please contact us!