The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program helps workers by providing services and benefits to help them find employment. It is a federal program that operates at no cost to employers.
TAA expired on July 1, 2022. Although the program has ended, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) continues to help eligible customers.
TAA helps workers by providing new skills, certifications and resources to find employment. To qualify, you must be laid off from a job covered under a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certification.
The Trade rules determine benefits and services, listed in the table below.
|Benefits & Services||Description|
|Employment and Case Management Services||Offers skills assessments, career counseling, job search assistance, information on training and more|
|Training||Provides vocational and remedial training for a new occupation|
|Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA)||Pays benefits if enrolled in an approved training by your waiver/in training deadline date|
|Alternative/Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (A/RTAA)||Supplements wages if you are at least 50 and returned to work earning less in your new job|
|Job Search Allowance||Covers costs of an out-of-area job search|
|Relocation Allowance||Pays out-of-area moving costs|
Additional information on benefits and services is available on the DOL website.
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