Getting Back to Work After a Trade Related Layoff
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a federal reemployment program that assists workers who have lost or may lose their jobs, through no fault of their own, as a result of foreign trade. Benefits and services available to TAA-eligible workers include:
Employment and case management services
Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA)
Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA)
Job Search Allowance
To be eligible for benefits and services through the TAA program you must meet strict eligibility requirements. Even if your employer is TAA certified it does not mean that every worker is eligible for TAA benefits and services. If eligible, you will receive a letter from the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development – TAA Office. To apply for any of the services or benefits offered through the TAA program you must enroll in the Dislocated Worker Program and have approval from your vocational counselor.