Trade Adjustment Assistance: Trade adjustment assistance is available to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports
Under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, workers whose employment is adversely affected by increased imports may apply for TAA. TAA includes a variety of benefits and reemployment services to help unemployed workers prepare for and obtain suitable employment. Workers may be eligible for training, a job search allowance, a relocation allowance, and other reemployment services. Additionally, trade readjustment allowances (TRA) may be payable to eligible workers following their exhaustion of unemployment benefits.
Facts For NRCC Students
- TRA students must complete the bi-weekly forms; these forms prove whether or not the student has been attending classes and has made progress in the classes.
- TAA pays for tuition, fees, necessary supplies, needed books.
- TRA will also pay for a student to get bi-weekly benefits when unemployment is exhausted.
- As long as a student has tuition, fees, etc. paid for by TRA the student must fill out the bi-weekly TRA forms and turn them in on the due date.
- Students who receive the Pell Grant, SEOG, or Veteran's Benefits must report these funds.
- TAA will only pay for those classes that are necessary for the one curriculum in which you plan to receive a degree or certificate. If DE course is available in a regular classroom setting, the Trade Act student must enroll in that class.
- A student may be on Unemployment Insurance (UI) and TAA at the same time. This means that the student is receiving bi-weekly benefits from UI and that tuition/fees and books/supplies are being paid by TAA.
- TRA students do have a limit on the amount of money that each student can charge for books and supplies for the total time they attend college.
NRCC TRA Forms - Before filling out any TRA forms for the first time, please contact the Financial Aid Office