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Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA)

Workers in firms with a significant number of workers who are at least age 50, without easily transferable skills, may choose to receive a wage subsidy which is a payment of 50 percent of the difference between pre-layoff wages and their reemployment wages. The maximum allowable over a two-year period is $12,000.

  • The worker who applies for ATAA must be at least 50.
  • The new employment must be full-time, and cannot pay over $55,000 per year.
  • The worker may be eligible for training
  • The worker is eligible for HCTC.
  • The worker is eligible for relocation allowances.
  • If the worker has more than one job, the employment must meet the definition of full-time work as defined by state law.
  • Proof of reemployment wages must be sent to the TAA central office every 30 days.
  • Payments are made weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.