Rapid Response team or the workers themselves can file a trade petition with the United States Department of Labor. For more information on the Trade Act Program and its benefits, contact your state's Rapid Response team.
Benefits and Services: If a worker is a member of a worker group certified by DOL, that worker may be eligible to receive the following benefits and services at a local American Job Center:
Employment and Case Management Services: Skills assessments, individual employment plans, career counseling, supportive services, and information on training, labor markets, and more (through TAA or other American Job Center programs).
Training: Classroom training, on the-job training, customized training designed to meet the needs of a specific employer or group of employers, apprenticeship programs, and more.
Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA): Income support available in the form of weekly cash payments to workers who are enrolled in a full-time training course and have exhausted their unemployment insurance.
Job Search Allowance: Reimbursement for costs of seeking employment outside of the worker’s commuting area.
Relocation Allowance: Reimbursement for relocation costs for employment outside of the worker’s commuting area.
Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) and Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA): A wage subsidy for up to two years that is available to reemployed older workers and covers a portion of the difference between a worker’s new wage and their old wage (up to a specified maximum amount).