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.
The Trade Act Assistance (TAA) program, known as the "Trade Act", provides benefits and support to workers who become unemployed, or are threatened with job loss, due to the impact of international trade. If you are eligible, you can receive benefits and services such as:
- Job training
- Income support payments
- Job search and moving allowances
- A tax credit to help pay for health insurance
- A wage supplement if you are age 50 or older
More information can be found in this Fact Sheet
To learn more, please call 278-8179 and ask to speak to a TAA Case Manager.