Benefits and Services Technical Assistance for TAA Practitioners
This benefits and services technical assistance page is intended to provide details on how benefits and services operate for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) practitioners. For information of the benefits and services available, including comparisons between versions of the program, see the Benefits and Services page.
Special TAA Benefit and Service Topics
The TAA Brochure can be used in electronic or print form to introduce the TAA Program.
When 20 CFR 618 Applies
The tables in this document provide the various regulatory and administrative guidance references to be used by states in determining what rules apply to which workers.
The TAA Program can provide work-based learning opportunities including on-the-job training (OJT), customized training, and apprenticeships. Here are a few resources to help states address common questions regarding TAA and work-based learning.
Co-enrollment of TAA participants with other applicable workforce programs such as WIOA Dislocated Worker and WIOA Adult are critical to integrated service delivery and ensuring participants have access to the services needed. Here are some resources that you might find helpful in improving program coordination and co-enrollment.
Information on how to report co-enrollment with the TAA Program can be found on our Participant Reporting page.
Efforts to Improve Outcomes
As stipulated in Sec. 239(j)(1)(C) of TAARA 2015, states must provide "a description of efforts made to improve outcomes for workers under the trade adjustment assistance program that promote efficiency and effectiveness."
The Job Search Allowance is an under-utilized benefit available to adversely affected workers (AAW) under the TAA Program. This document reviews the allowable activities and provides examples.
Getting Back to Work After a Trade-Related Layoff
Review these results of analysis on the TAA Program. They answer the questions: