Reemployment/Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance is available to workers covered by certified petitions filed on or after May 18, 2009 through February 14th 2011. This assistance program is designed to allow a wage subsidy for trade-affected workers when they become reemployed to help bridge the salary gap between their old and new employment.

The eligible worker may receive up to half of the difference between the worker’s old wage and the new wage. The subsidy may be paid up to a maximum of $12,000 during a two-year eligibility period.

Eligibility Requirements

Initial eligibility criteria for trade-affected workers is listed below.

Workers must be at least age 50 at time of reemployment.

  • Currently reemployed wages must be less than the wages earned at the trade-affected employer.
  • Workers must not be expected to earn more than $55,000 annually in gross wages (excluding overtime pay) from the new employer.
  • Workers must be employed full-time as defined by state law, or employed at least 20 hours per week as well as enrolled in Trade Adjustment Assistance-approved full-time training.
  • Workers must not be employed at the firm from which the worker was separated.
  • Workers must establish a valid Florida reemployment assistance claim.

Continuing eligibility criteria for trade-affected workers is listed below.

  • Workers must provide verification of employment and wage status on a biweekly basis. Types of verification must include paystubs that show hours worked and hourly wage.
  • Workers must remain employed full-time as defined by state law, or employed at least 20 hours per week as well as be enrolled in approved full-time training. Note:  Participants who work at least 20 hours per week while enrolled in TAA-approved full-time training must provide verification of enrollment and participation in training.

Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance is available to workers covered by certified petitions filed on or before May 17th 2009 and after February 15th 2011. This assistance program is designed to allow a wage subsidy for trade-affected workers when they become reemployed to help bridge the salary gap between their old and new employment.

The eligible worker may receive up to half of the difference between the worker’s old wage and the new wage. The subsidy may be paid up to a maximum of $10,000 during a two-year eligibility period.

Eligibility Requirements (2002 Amendments)

Initial eligibility criteria for trade-affected workers is listed below.

  • Requires full-time employment within 26 weeks of separation from trade employer.
  • Workers must be at least age 50 at time of reemployment.
  • Requires a separate certification of group eligibility.
  • Currently reemployed wages must be less than the wages earned at the trade-affected employer.
  • Workers must not be expected to earn more than $50,000 annually in gross wages (excluding overtime pay) from the new employer.
  • Workers must be employed full-time as defined by state law.
  • Workers must not be employed at the firm from which the worker was separated.
  • Workers must establish a valid Florida reemployment assistance claim.

Continuing eligibility criteria for trade-affected workers is listed below.

  • Workers must provide verification of employment and wage status on a biweekly basis. Types of verification must include paystubs that show hours worked and hourly wage.
  • Workers must remain employed full-time as defined by state law.
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