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Individual Application After TAA Petition Certification
Notification and Application
  • After a worker group has been certified as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL), Unemployment Insurance Technical Unit (UI Tech) contacts the employer to identify workers who must be notified about applying for TAA benefits.  The employer is advised to continue providing information about worker separations throughout the certification period.

    To be covered by a Trade Act certification, a worker of the facility or division specified by the certification must totally or partially separate due to lack of work during the certification period.  For petition numbers greater than 70,000, incumbent workers individually threatened with total or partial layoff through the end of the certification period may also apply for TAA to access training benefits.

  • UI Tech sends the TAA application (TAA-855), Benefit Rights Information (BRI) notice (TAA-228), and, if applicable, the ATAA BRI supplement (TAA-228A) to each adversely affected worker identified by the employer. For petition numbers greater than 70,000, incumbent workers potentially eligible for early training access are so notified.
  • The worker completes and returns the TAA-855 to UI Tech for processing at the following address:

CT Department of Labor
UI Technical Unit
200 Folly Brook Blvd.
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Fax (860) 263-6039

  • The worker is then notified by mail about eligibility. If eligible for benefits, the worker is typically scheduled for a Benefit Rights Information (BRI) session in the American Job Center office nearest to the trade-impacted employer. An individual assessment of employment and training needs will follow the session at a subsequent, scheduled appointment.  The BRI session includes benefit information contained in presentations available online at:

How to Apply for TAA

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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