|Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
is available to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and
wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. Under the Trade
Act of 1974, workers whose employment is adversely affected by increased
imports may apply for TAA, which includes a variety of benefits and reemployment
services to help unemployed workers prepare for and obtain suitable employment.
Workers may be eligible for:
||Job Search Allowance
||Other Reemployment Services
||Additional weeks of unemployment
insurance benefits following the exhaustion of regular benefits
(Trade Readjustment Allowance, TRA)
and eligibility criteria for the Trade Adjustment Assistance change frequently. For latest information, visit the U.S.
Department of Labor web site at www.doleta.gov/tradeact
Eligibility for TAA - You must file a
petition with the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance to establish group
eligibility to apply for TAA. Petitions many be filled by a group
of three or more workers, their union, or an authorized representative.
You can obtain forms from your nearest netWORKri
Click here to view active Rhode Island trade determinations