You may be eligible for TAA if your job is lost or threatened due to trade-related circumstances such as:
- Increased imports
- Shift in production to any foreign country by your company
- Your employer’s loss of business from a customer with TAA certified workers
- Your employer is identified as trade-injured by the International Trade Commission
The first step to receiving TAA benefits and services is to submit a petition to the U.S. Department of Labor. Petitions may be submitted by three or more workers, union official, or One Stop Operator. After investigating the petition, DOL certifies or denies group eligibility to apply for TAA. Workers in a certified group apply for benefits and services through their local One-Stop Career Center.
Benefits and Services
- Employment and Case Management Services – skills assessment, career counseling
- Training – in an occupation that meets local area labor demands
- Trade Readjustment Allowance – cash payments for workers enrolled in full time training
- Health Coverage Tax Credit – a tax credit covering a portion of the worker’s monthly premium for qualified health insurance
- Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) – Wage subsidy for workers age 50 or over who become employed at a reduced salary.
- Job Search Allowance – for costs of a job search outside the local area.
- Relocation Allowance - for costs of relocating to a job outside the local area.
To learn more, please call 278-8148 and ask to speak to a TAA Case Manager.