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Trade Adjustment Assistance

What is Trade Adjustment Assistance?
Helping Workers Affected by Foreign Trade

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federal entitlement program that assists U.S. workers who have lost or may lose their jobs as a result of foreign trade. This program provides adversely affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to become reemployed.

If you are eligible for this program, TAA assistance may include help finding and training for a new job, transportation and subsistence payments, job search allowances, relocation allowances, trade adjustment allowance, alternate or re-employment trade adjustment allowances.

Do you think this program could help you or someone you know?

If so, explore this page to learn more and get started.


PLEASE NOTE: As of June 30, 2022, the federal TAA program expired and is currently pending a decision by Congress to reauthorize continuation of the program.

  • If you were certified from a petition and separated from your job on/or before June 30, 2022, you may still be eligible for benefits and services under the TAA program.
  • If you were separated from employment after June 30, 2022, please contact your nearest NYSDOL career center to learn about job seeker services available to you.
  • If you have any questions regarding petition filing or program eligibility, please send a note to the TAA mailbox. ([email protected])
Benefits and Services: An Overview
Supporting Your Search For Reemployment

Classroom training, on-the-job training, and customized training designed to meet the needs of a specific business or group of businesses.


Trade readjustment allowances, job search allowances, and job relocation allowances may be available to help support you in your search for reemployment.

Fact Sheets and Resources
Language Access
Trade Adjustment Assistance Benefits (P820)

English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Laos, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

On-The-Job Training Services (P819)

English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Laos, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

Help for Trade-Affected Older Workers In New Careers (P493)

English, Haitian Creole, Laos, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese