Benefits under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TRA) program are available for workers who were laid off or had hours reduced because their employer was negatively affected by increased imports from other countries. TRA benefits include paid training for a new job, financial help in making a job search in other areas, or relocation to an area where jobs are more plentiful.
Filing A Claim for Trade Readjustment Allowances Benefits
For information on eligiblity and filing a claim, check with your State Unemployment Office or One-Stop Employment Service office and ask for information about filing a Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
The Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance must be filed with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). If DOL approves and certifies the petition, the affected workers will be entitled to file a claim under the TAA program.