Old TAA Program

(Available to Workers Covered by

Petitions with Numbers Below 70,000)

New TAA Program

(Available to Workers Covered by

Petitions with Numbers Above 70,000)

 

Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA)

Up to 104 weeks of cash payments for workers enrolled in full-time training.

 

Up to 130 weeks of cash payments if the

Worker was also enrolled in remedial

training.

 

Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA)

Up to 130 weeks of cash payments for

workers enrolled in full-time training

 

Up to 156 weeks of cash payments if the

Worker was also enrolled in remedial training

 

Training Enrollment Deadlines

Workers must be enrolled in training 8

weeks after certification or16 weeks after

layoff, whichever is later, in order to receive TRA.

 

Training Enrollment Deadlines

Workers must be enrolled in training 26

weeks after certification or layoff, whichever

is later, in order to receive TRA.

 

 

Job Search Allowances

 

90% of allowable costs, up to $1,250

 

Job Search Allowances

 

100% of allowable costs, up to $1,500

 

Relocation Allowances

90% of costs, up to the statutory limit

for Federal Employees

Provides an additional lump sum payment

of up to $1,250.

 

 

Relocation Allowances

100% of costs, up to the statutory limit

for Federal Employees

Provides an additional lump sum payment

of up to $1,500.

 

 

Training Services

Training may only be approved on a full-time

basis.

 

Certified workers may not begin approved

training until they have been totally or

partially separated from adversely affected

employment.

 

Training Services

Training may be approved on a full-time

Or part-time basis, although full-time

Training is required for TRA eligibility.

 

Certified workers may begin approved

training when threatened with separation

from adversely affected employment.

 

Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)

 

Prior to May 2009, a tax credit covering

up to 65% of an eligible participants

monthly qualifying health insurance premium

 

Beginning May 2009, the tax credit will be

raised for all participants to cover 80% of

an eligible participantís monthly qualifying

health insurance premium.

 

Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)

 

A tax credit covering 80% of an eligible

participantís monthly qualifying health

Insurance premium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

 

Available to workers 50 years of age or older.

 

Requires a separate certification of group

eligibility.

 

Workers may not participate in TAA-approved

training.

 

Requires full-time employment within 26

weeks of separation.

 

Available only for workers earning less than

$50,000 per year in reemployment.

 

Maximum benefit of $10,000 over a period of

up to two years.

 

Participants are eligible for the HCTC.

 

Reemployment Trade Adjust. Assistance

 

Available to workers 50 years of age or older.

 

Does not require a separate certification

of group eligibility.

 

Workers may participate in TAA-approved training.

 

Requiresfull-time employment, unless

The worker is also enrolled in TAA-approved

Training and employed at least 20 hours per

Week, and does not set a deadline for

reemployment.

 

Available only for workers earning less

than $55,000 per year in reemployment.

 

Maximum benefit of $12,000 over a period of

up to two years.

 

Participants are eligible for the HCTC.

 

Source: U.S. Department of Labor http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/ChangesFAQ.cfm#3.