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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), 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
TAA Unit
200 Folly Brook Blvd.
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Fax (860) 263-6631

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 appointments.

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

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