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Trade Adjustment Assistance 2009 (TAA)

(Certified Petitions filed on or after May 18, 2009 and no later than Feb. 14, 2011)
Trade Adjustment Assistance 2009 (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.
IMPORTANT: Benefits available under the Trade Act of 2009 apply to Trade Act petitions filed on or after May 18, 2009, and no later than Feb. 14, 2011. For petitions filed prior to May 18, 2009, please refer to the Trade Act of 2002. If you are covered under a petition filed on or after Feb. 15, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2013, please read the information on Trade Act of 2011. 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 2009 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-11B, Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009. 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.
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