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The Implementation and the Impact of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 January 27, 2012 1-2pm. Lindsay Webb, TAA Coordinator, National Employment Law Project Ragini Kapadia, Senior Economic Analyst, Working for America Institute
Lindsay Webb, TAA Coordinator, National Employment Law Project
Ragini Kapadia, Senior Economic Analyst, Working for America Institute
Moderated by Lynn Minick, National Employment Law Project
with Presentations by the IRS Health Coverage Tax Credit Program and
the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
RaginiKapadia, Senior Economic Analyst,
AFL-CIO Working for America Institute
Lindsay Webb, TAA Coordinator
National Employment Law Project
Two step TAA eligibility process
Note: Trade Adjustment Assistance participants must exhaust regular federal and state unemployment insurance benefits before starting TRA. The weeks of regular federal and state unemployment insurance benefits count toward the maximum number of weeks available. For example, in recent years, unemployed workers may have qualified for up to 99 weeks of federal and state unemployment benefits. Under the 2011 Act, a worker who received 99 weeks of regular benefits would, at most, be eligible for 31 weeks of TRA for a total of 130 weeks.
 Regular State Benefits: Most states offer 26 weeks of regular state benefits. Basic TRA: Income support available to all TAA-certified workers, even workers on a training waiver. However, the 2011 Amendments reduce reasons for a waiver. Additional TRA: Income support available to workers in approved training. Remedial TRA: Income support for workers in training who requires remedial training. Completion TRA: Income support for workers in active training and meeting performance benchmarks.
= 104 weeks
= 130 weeks
= 130 weeks BUT LAST
Completion of Degree or Credential
Six Conditions for Approval of TAA Training
Dropped after 2011 changes:
Remaining after 2011 changes:
No longer considered an entitlement
Subject to state funding availability and preapproval
January 27, 2012
2002: 130 potential weeks
2009: 156 potential weeks
2011: 130 potential weeks
The Minnesota TAA team was nominated for a 2011 Governor’s Continuous Improvement award.
The Health Coverage Tax CreditTrade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011
Last Update: December 2011
The National Employment Law Project
Lindsay Webb, TAA Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Minick, Dislocated Worker Specialist, email@example.com
The Working for America Institute
Ragini Kapadia, Sr. Economic Analyst,firstname.lastname@example.org
MN’s Department of Employment and Economic Development
Debra Schlekewy, Program Coordinator, Debra.Schlekewy@state.mn.us
IRS Health Coverage Tax Credit Stakeholder Engagement www.irs.gov/hctc
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