INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION AFTER TAA PETITION
After a worker group has been certified as eligible to apply for
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), the Connecticut Department of
Labor (CTDOL), 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.
The TAA Unit sends a TAA application and a Benefit Rights
Information (BRI) notice to each adversely affected worker
identified by the employer.
The worker completes and returns the application (TAA-855, see
forms page) for processing at the following address:
CT Department of Labor
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
200 Folly Brook Blvd.
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Fax (860) 263-6631
Trade Adjustment Assistance home page