What Is Trade Adjustment Assistance (Taa)?

TAA includes a variety of benefits and re­employment services to help unemployed workers prepare and obtain suitable employment. Workers may be eligible for training, a job search allowance, a relocation allowance, and other re­employment services. TAA is available to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced to 80% or less as a result of increased imports. You must first file a petition with the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance to establish group eligibility to apply for TAA. Petitions may be filed by a group of three or more workers, their union, or an authorized representative. You can obtain forms at the nearest local UC service provider.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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