2011 TAAEA Side by Side

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Side by side showing program benefits and services under the various versions of the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program.

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2011 TAAEA Side by Side

  1. 1. Trade Adjustment Assistance for WorkersAfter receiving a complete petition, the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance (OTAA) assigns the petition a five digit case number in the format of"TA-W-XX,XXX". If you dont already know your petition number, you may identify it by conducting a search using your company name. Thepetition number, with a few exceptions, corresponds with the law governing the TAA program at the time the TA-W number was assigned, and alsoindicates whether the benefits that may be available to you are those under the 2011 Law (Trade Act as amended by the TAA Extension Act), the 2009Law (Trade Act as amended by the TGAAA), or the 2002 Law (Trade Act in effect before the TGAAA, and after February 12, 2011 and beforeOctober 21, 2011, when the TAA Extension Act went into effect).Additionally, workers covered under certified petitions numbered TA-W-80,000 and above who are receiving TAA benefits and services have theoption between December 20, 2011 and March 19, 2012 to choose to receive those benefits and services available under the new program establishedby the TAA Extension Act of 2011. Petitions TA-W-80,000 to TA-W-80,999 for Petitions TA-W- Petitions TA-W-70,000 Petitions TA-W- workers who begin receiving benefits or 69,999 and below through TA-W-79,999 81,000 and above services on or before December 20, 2011 2002 Law Benefits 2009 Law Benefits 2002 Law Benefits OR 2011 Law Benefits 2011 Law Benefits Manufacturing sector Manufacturing sector workers Manufacturing sector Manufacturing sector Manufacturing sector workers ONLY workers ONLY workers workers Service sector workers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Service sector workers Service sector workers Public sector workers Workers who have lost their Workers who have lost their ITC workers (those who ITC workers (those who jobs because their company’s ITC workers (those who work jobs because their company’s work for a firm that has work for a firm that has decline in production and/or for a firm that has been decline in production and/or been identified by the been identified by the sales was due to increased identified by the International sales was due to increased International Trade International Trade imports or the outsourcing of Trade Commission as in a imports or the outsourcing of Commission as in a Commission as in a Group Eligibility: jobs to a country with which domestic industry that has jobs to a country with which domestic industry that has domestic industry that has Defines the worker group the US has a Free Trade been injured/is a party to a the US has a Free Trade been injured/is a party to a been injured/is a party to that is eligible to apply for Agreement market disruption) Agreement market disruption) a market disruption) and potentially receive ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ benefits through the TAA program Workers who have lost their Workers who have lost their Workers who have lost jobs because their company’s jobs because their their jobs because their decline in production and/or company’s decline in company’s decline in sales was due to increased production and/or sales production and/or sales imports or outsourcing to ANY was due to increased was due to increased country imports or outsourcing to imports or outsourcing to ANY country ANY country
  2. 2. Petitions TA-W-80,000 to TA-W-80,999 for Petitions TA-W- Petitions TA-W-70,000 Petitions TA-W- workers who begin receiving benefits or 69,999 and below through TA-W-79,999 81,000 and above services on or before December 20, 2011 2002 Law Benefits 2009 Law Benefits 2002 Law Benefits OR 2011 Law Benefits 2011 Law Benefits Up to 104 weeks of TRA Up to 130 weeks of TRA Up to 104 weeks of TRA Up to 130 weeks of TRA Up to 130 weeks of TRA available to workers enrolled available to workers enrolled available to workers enrolled available to workers available to workers in full-time training. in full-time training. in full-time training. enrolled in full-time enrolled in full-time training, the last 13 of training, the last 13 of OR OR OR which are only available if which are only available if Up to 130 weeks of TRA Up to 156 weeks of TRA Up to 130 weeks of TRA needed for completion of a needed for completion of Trade Readjustment available to workers enrolled available to workers enrolled available to workers enrolled training program and a training program and Allowances (TRA): in remedial training. in remedial or prerequisite in remedial training. training benchmarks are training benchmarks areA wage subsidy available in training. met. met. the form of weekly cash payments to workers who 52 Weeks Basic TRA 52 Weeks Basic TRA 52 Weeks Basic TRA 52 Weeks Basic TRA 52 Weeks Basic TRAare enrolled in a full-time 52 Weeks Additional TRA 78 Weeks Additional TRA 52 Weeks Additional TRA 65 Weeks Additional TRA 65 Weeks Additional TRA training course. 26 Weeks Remedial TRA 26 Weeks Remedial TRA 26 Weeks Remedial TRA 13 Weeks Completion TRA 13 Weeks Completion TRA Must enroll in training within Must enroll in training within Must enroll in training within Must enroll in training Must enroll in training 8 weeks of certification or 16 26 weeks of either 8 weeks of certification or 16 within 26 weeks of either within 26 weeks of either weeks of layoff certification or layoff weeks of layoff certification or layoff certification or layoff 1. The worker will be recalled 1. The worker will be recalled 1. The worker will be recalled 1. The worker is unable to 1. The worker is unable to to work reasonably soon to work reasonably soon to work reasonably soon participate in or complete participate in or complete training due to a health training due to a health 2. The worker has marketable 2. The worker has marketable 2. The worker has marketable condition condition skills for suitable employment skills for skills for suitable employment and a reasonable expectation suitable employment and a and a reasonable expectation 2. No training program is 2. No training program is of employment in the reasonable expectation of of employment in the Training Waivers available available foreseeable future employment in the foreseeable future Basic TRA is payable if an foreseeable future individual participates in 3. The worker is within two 3. The worker is within two 3. An enrollment date is 3. An enrollment date isTAA training OR is under a years of eligibility for a 3. The worker is within two years of eligibility for a not immediately available not immediately availablewaiver of the requirement pension or social security years of eligibility for a pension or social security to participate in training. pension or social security 4. The worker is unable to 4. The worker is unable to Training may be participate in or complete 4. The worker is unable to participate in or completedetermined not feasible or training due to a health participate in or complete training due to a healthappropriate and waived as condition training due to a health condition a requirement for basic condition TRA eligibility for the 5. No training program is 5. No training program is following reasons: available 5. No training program is available available 6. An enrollment date is not 6. An enrollment date is not immediately available 6. An enrollment date is not immediately available immediately available
  3. 3. Petitions TA-W-80,000 to TA-W-80,999 for Petitions TA-W- Petitions TA-W-70,000 Petitions TA-W- workers who begin receiving benefits or 69,999 and below through TA-W-79,999 81,000 and above services on or before December 20, 2011 2002 Law Benefits 2009 Law Benefits 2002 Law Benefits OR 2011 Law Benefits 2011 Law Benefits $220 Million $575 Million $220 Million $575 Million $575 Million Cap Applies to Training Funds Cap Applies to Training Funds Cap Applies to Training Funds Cap Applies to training, job Cap Applies to training, Only Only Only search and relocation job search and relocation ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ allowances, case allowances, case management and management and Training Funding: Annual funding cap for An additional 15% above the An additional 15% above the An additional 15% above the employment services, and employment services, andtraining funding that goes amount provided for training amount provided for training is amount provided for training associated administration. associated administration. to the states each year. is available for available for administration, is available for  No more than 10% of  No more than 10% of administration. Additional and case management and administration. Additional the amount provided the amount provided funds are available for job employment services. At least funds are available for job may be spent for may be spent for search and relocation 1/3 of these funds must be search and relocation administration; administration; Case Management Funding: allowances. No funds are used for case management and allowances. No funds are  No less than 5% or the  No less than 5% or theFunds that are provided to available for case employment services. States available for case amount provided may amount provided may states for case management and employment also receive $350,000/year for management and employment be spent for case be spent for case management and services. case management and services. management and management and employment services. employment services. employment services. employment services. Additional funds are available  DOL may recapture  DOL may recapture for job search and relocation from the states funds from the states funds allowances. remaining unobligated remaining unobligated after two or three after two or three years and distribute years and distribute such funds to states in such funds to states in need of funds. need of funds. Job Search Allowances: 90% of allowable job search 100% of allowable job search 90% of allowable job search Up to 90% of allowable job Up to 90% of allowable jobA cash allowance provided costs, up to a maximum of costs, up to a maximum of costs, up to a maximum of search costs, up to a search costs, up to a to workers who cannot $1,250 $1,500 $1,250 maximum of $1,250, maximum of $1,250, find an available job available at state discretion available at statewithin the commuting area discretion (e.g. 50 miles). Used tocover transportation costs, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 90% of allowable relocation 100% of allowable relocation 90% of allowable relocation ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Relocation Allowances: costs, plus an additional lump costs, plus an additional lump costs, plus an additional lump Up to 90% of allowableA cash allowance provided sum payment of up to $1,250 sum payment of up to $1,500 sum payment of up to $1,250 relocation costs, plus an Up to 90% of allowable to workers who have to additional lump sum relocation costs, plus an accept a job outside of payment of up to $1,250, additional lump sumtheir commuting area and available at state discretion payment of up to $1,250, relocate available at state discretion Health Coverage Tax Credit:A tax credit offered to TAA 72.5% of qualifying health 72.5% of qualifying health 72.5% of qualifying health 72.5% of qualifying health 72.5% of qualifying health participants to help pay insurance premium costs insurance premium costs insurance premium costs insurance premium costs insurance premium costs for the health insurance premiums of the worker and their family
  4. 4. Petitions TA-W-80,000 to TA-W-80,999 for Petitions TA-W- Petitions TA-W-70,000 Petitions TA-W- workers who begin receiving benefits or 69,999 and below through TA-W-79,999 81,000 and above services on or before December 20, 2011. 2002 Law Benefits 2009 Law Benefits 2002 Law Benefits OR 2011 Law Benefits 2011 Law Benefits Alternative Trade Reemployment Trade Alternative Trade Reemployment Trade Reemployment Trade Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance Adjustment Assistance Adjustment Assistance Adjustment Assistance Adjustment Assistance AdjustmentAssistance/Reemployment Requires a separate group Does not require a separate Requires a separate group Does not require a Does not require a Trade Adjustment certification group certification certification separate group certification separate group Assistance certificationA wage subsidy provided to Available to workers earning Available to workers earning Available to workers earning Available to workers eligible workers over the less than an annual salary of less than an annual salary of less than an annual salary of earning less than an annual Available to workersage of 50 that subsidizes a $50,000 $55,000 $50,000 salary of $50,000 earning less than an portion of the wage annual salary of $50,000 difference between their Maximum total benefit of up Maximum total benefit of up to Maximum total benefit of up Maximum total benefit of new wage and their old to $10,000 $12,000 to $10,000 up to $10,000 Maximum total benefit of wage(up to a specified up to $10,000 maximum amount) Training benefit NOT Training benefit is also Training benefit NOT Training benefit is also available available available available Training benefit is also available

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