The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program offers a variety of benefits and services to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work are reduced as a result of increased imports. Workers whose company is an upstream supplier to the primary company or a downstream finisher may also apply. The goal of TAA is to help trade-affected workers return to suitable employment as quickly as possible.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) offers benefits and a variety of services to support workers seeking reemployment:
Income Support called Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) is available to provide income support to workers while participating in full-time training.
Under certain circumstances, TRA is also available to certified workers for whom training is not feasible or appropriate. There are three (3) categories of TRA Benefits: Basic TRA, Additional TRA, and Completion TRA. Each category has its own set of eligibility requirements.
For more information on TAA, contact the TAA representative at your local American Job Center.
If you are already approved and receiving TRA benefits and have a question, please call (844) 224-5818 and ask to speak to an agent in the Specialty Claims unit.
Tennessee Department of Labor/Unemployment/UI Specialty Claims-CWC, Federal, Military, TRA