Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance 2011 (RTAA)
RTAA provides assistance to eligible Trade-affected workers age 50 or older who obtain new employment that pays less than their Trade-affected employment.
RTAA benefits and requirements under the Trade Act of 2011 apply to Trade Act petitions filed on or after Feb. 15, 2011. The 2011 Trade Act became law on Oct. 21, 2011 and retroactively covered petitions filed on or after Feb. 15, 2011. Claimants who had already received certain Trade Act benefits and services under the previous Trade Act are to be offered a one time election to continue receiving benefits under the 2002 Trade Act or to begin receiving benefits under the new 2011 Trade Act. If you qualified for the election and chose to continue to receive benefits under the Trade Act of 2002 please read the information on ATAA 2002
To qualify, the worker:
Must apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and receive a determination entitling the worker to TAA from the UC service center
Must be at least 50 years of age at time of reemployment
a. If not enrolled in Trade Act approved training, must be reemployed full time as defined by the state; or b. If enrolled in Trade Act approved training (full-time), must be employed at least 20 hours per week
May not be employed by the certified employer
Cannot be projected to earn more than $50,000 each year in the new employment
Benefits of RTAA for qualified workers:
For more information, please call the UC service center at 1-888-313-7284 or visit your local PA CareerLink® office.