Trade Adjustment Assistance 2011 (TAA)
(Certified Petitions filed on or after Feb. 15, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2013)
Trade Adjustment Assistance 2011 (TAA) is a Federal program that provides assistance to adversely affected workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports or whose firms, service industries, or public agencies have been affected by, or are threatened to be affected by, shifts in production of articles or the supply of services to foreign countries. It also provides assistance to workers whose firm is a supplier or downstream producer to a firm that received a certification of eligibility.
Benefits available under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (Trade Act of 2011) apply to Trade Act petitions filed on or after Feb. 15, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2013. The Trade Act of 2011 became law on Oct. 21, 2011 and retroactively covered petitions filed on or after Feb. 15, 2011. In accordance with this law, claimants who had already received certain Trade Act benefits and services under the previous Trade Act were offered a one time
election to continue receiving benefits under the Trade Act of 2002 or instead to begin receiving benefits under the new Trade Act of 2011. If you qualified for the election and chose to continue to receive benefits under the Trade Act of 2002 program, or you qualified under a petition filed before May 18, 2009, please refer to the Trade Act of 2002
web page. If you are covered under a petition filed on or after May 18, 2009, through Feb. 14, 2011, please read information on the Trade Act of 2009
. If you are covered under a petition filed on or after Jan. 1, 2014, please read information on Reversion 2014
TAA benefits include:
Reemployment services such as funded training, job search allowances, and relocation allowances
Weekly cash benefit payments known as Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA)
Each benefit has distinct eligibility requirements and must be applied for separately. To receive these benefits, you must file your applications or take certain actions within certain time limits. For example, to be eligible for any TRA benefits under a petition filed on or after under the 2011 program, you must:
Be enrolled in a training program by the end of the 26th week after the petition certification is issued by the US Department of Labor; or
Be enrolled in a training program by the end of the 26th week after your most recent qualifying separation; or
Be issued a waiver of the training program enrollment requirement by a TAA representative effective on or before the 26th week deadline.
More information on TAA benefits is available in the pamphlet, UCP-11C, Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011
. If you have any questions regarding this program or would like to apply for these benefits, please contact the UC service center at 1-888-313-7284 or visit your local Pennsylvania CareerLink® office.