is an income support paid to an eligible trade affected worker who is enrolled in full-time approved training or has obtained a waiver from training. TRA payments are issued on a weekly basis after entitlement to regular unemployment compensation, (including state and federal extensions) has exhausted. If otherwise eligible, the number of TRA weeks available to a worker will depend upon the participant’s training participation.
There are three types of TRA available to trade affected workers –
will generally be paid for 36 weeks as workers are allowed to receive a total of 52 weeks minus their maximum entitlement to regular unemployment insurance on the unemployment insurance claim.
may pay up to an additional 65 weeks of TRA payments while participating in TAA approved training.
may pay up to 13 more weeks of in order to complete TAA training, but only when the following five criteria are met:
The requested weeks are necessary to complete a training program that leads to completion of a degree or industry-recognized credential; and
You are participating in training in each such week; and
You have substantially met the performance benchmarks established in your approved training plan (you have maintained satisfactory academic standing and are scheduled to complete training within your training plan’s specified timeframe); and
You are expected to continue to make progress toward the completion of the approved training; and
You will be able to complete the training during the period authorized for receipt of Completion TRA.
For more specific information regarding Trade Readjustment Allowances or the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program, please visit https://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/Benefits.cfm or contact your local Arkansas Workforce Center.
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