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ATTENTION! We are currently providing benefits & services under the TAA Reversion 2021 Law for petitions that were filed on or after 07/01/2021 and that are assigned a petition number of 98,000 or above. For information on how to determine which law your petition falls under, please refer to the program's FAQ page.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program

Am I eligible for TAA?

To be eligible for the TAA Program, you must:

  1. Be a worker who lost your job at a company and location that has been certified by the U.S. Department of Labor as a trade-affected employer.
  2. Apply for the TAA program, to determine your individual eligibility for benefits and services.
To find out more information on how to start the process for your company or to check if your company was certified, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's website and search for your company’s name.

How do I apply for the TAA program?

See Application Process.

What should I do if I have not received my TRA payment?

Payment processing can take up to Wednesday of the current week, depending on when you submitted your claim. If you have not been paid by Wednesday, please call (888) 258-9966.

I received a document regarding TRA that I don't understand.

Please call (888) 258-9966.

My TRA claim is on hold or suspended, but I’m not sure why?

Please call (888) 258-9966.

I have a general question about my unemployment claim?

Access your claim information online or contact a claims specialist to get information or assistance.

I’m thinking about dropping my classes. Who do I contact?

Any changes to your training plan must be discussed with your TAA Career Planner before any action is taken, including dropping classes. Making changes to your training plan could result in loss of benefits, including your TRA payments. Please contact your TAA Career Planner as soon as possible or call (888) 258-9966 before taking any action.

Can I quit or refuse a job to focus on training?

It is important that you do not quit or refuse any job without discussing your options with your TAA Career Planner. Quitting or refusing work could result in loss of benefits, including your TRA payments. Please contact your TAA Career Planner as soon as possible or call (888) 258-9966 before you quit or refuse a job.

How do I know which TAA law my petition falls under?

Search for your company's name on the United States Department of Labor's website. In the search results, look for your company's location under the "Location" column. Make note of the petition number that is listed in the "TAW number" column.

The petition number indicates whether the benefits that may be available to you are those under the Reversion 2021, 2015, 2011, 2009 and 2002 Law. Using the petition number that you've obtained in the step above, read the following bullet points below to see which law your petition falls under:

  • If your 5-digit petition # is 98000 or above, you're potentially eligible under Reversion 2021 Law.
  • If your 5-digit petition # is 85000 to 97999, you're potentially eligible under 2015 Law.
  • If your 5-digit petition # begins with 8, you're potentially eligible under 2011 Law.
  • If your 5-digit petition # begins with 7, you're potentially eligible under 2009 Law.
  • If your 5-digit petition # begins with 6 or below, you're potentially eligible under 2002 Law.

Department of Labor's Side-by-Side Comparison of TAA Program Benefits available under each law.

How do I look up my petition details?

If you don’t know your petition number, you may identify it by conducting a search on the United States Department of Labor's website using your company's name. The petition number corresponds with the law governing the TAA program at the time the TA-W number was assigned.

What is TAA Reversion 2021 Law?

TAA Reversion 2021 Law applies to petitions that were filed on or after 07/01/2021 and that are assigned a petition number of 98,000 or above. For specific information on the benefits & services that are available under this law, please visit our TAA Reversion 2021 Law information page.