Trade Adjustment Assistance. Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). Through the Trade Act of 1974 as Amended by the Trade Act of 2002 Effective November 04, 2002. Trade Adjustment Assistance. Is available to workers who lose their jobs as the result of: increased foreign imports, or
Trade Adjustment Assistance
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
Through the Trade Act of 1974 as Amended by the Trade Act of 2002
Effective November 04, 2002
Is available to workers who lose their jobs as the result of:
To provide assistance to workers affected by foreign imports to return to suitable employment as quickly as possible.
adversely affected by foreign imports, or
having shifted production to certain countries.
Take action in a timely way in order to make the most of your benefits.
Income SupportTrade Readjustment Allowance (TRA)
Is income support for eligible Trade-Impacted workers that immediately follows unemployment insurance
Many program benefits have deadlines.
whichever is later
The waiver form will be discussed with you immediately following this presentation.
Training enrollment (training application accepted by CT Dept. of Labor & you are accepted into the approved program which begins within 30 days of such approval) occurs no later than the latest of:
1. The last day of the 8th week after the week in which the certification was issued
2. The last day of the 16th week after the worker’s most recent total separation
3. 45 days after the later of the dates specified in (1) or (2), if it is determined that there are extenuating circumstances that justify an extension in the enrollment period, or
4. The Monday following the week in which a waiver is terminated.
accompanied by an additional document.
worker’s name, Social Security number, and dates of week being claimed.
the date of contact.
person contacted (a name or title is required).
type of work sought.
Result (not hired, not qualified, pending).
CONNECTICUT LABOR DEPARTMENT
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DIVISION
UC-230 (REV.1/95)REPORT OF WORK-SEEKING ACTIVITIESSOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
In order to be eligible for TRA benefits, the law requires that you make a thorough work search for each week claimed.
You must (a) actively seek work throughout each week, (b) make efforts to find work on at least two (2) days during the
week and (c) contact a minimum of three (3) employers each week. The signature of prospective employers is NOT
I AM CLAIMING BENEFITS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING _______________________________ AND ENDING __________________________
DATENAME OF EMPLOYER EMPLOYER’S ADDRESS PERSON CONTACTED HOW CONTACTED TYPE OF WORK SOUGHT RESULTS
PLEASE NOTE: EFFORTS LISTED ABOVE MUST CORRESPOND WITH SUN.-SAT. DATES OF CLAIM FILED.
UC-230 Job Search Efforts Sheet
Health Coverage Tax Credit
HCTC Information for You
The HCTC QUALIFYING HEALTH PLANS LISTED ON THE PREVIOUS SLIDE ARE PROVIDED FOR YOU TO CONTACT AND EVALUATE
How Does HCTC Work?
Eligible individuals with qualifying health insurance:
Can apply to take the tax credit at the end of the year on their income tax return (even if they did not owe any taxes); or
Effective August 1, 2003 can receive Advance HCTC each month.
ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE DIRECTED TO THE IRS HCTC CALL CENTER AT
1 - 866 - 628- 4282
If suitable employment is not available.
Obsolete skills may mean it’s time for a new career.
While attending TAA-approved training, you do not have to look for work.
Training should be of the shortest duration necessary to enable you to return to work.
Skill training must be full time and completed within 104 weeks (130 weeks if remedial instruction is needed).
Meet with your TAA rep. Early for planning.
If work for which you are qualified is not
available in your area, you may apply for a
Job Search Allowance which would pay for:
90% of the cost of necessary job search expenses e.g., transportation costs up to $1,250.
TAA Benefits are unique and are not available to most job seekers.
Use yours wisely!