Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance 2011 (RTAA)
(Certified Petitions filed on or after Feb. 15, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2013)
RTAA provides assistance to eligible Trade-affected workers age 50 or older who obtain new employment that pays less than their Trade-affected employment.
: 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
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.