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Integration of Trade Services for Dislocated Workers: A Comprehensive Guide

Part D: Post-Trade Certification

Part D-100 — Eligibility Determination

D-100.1:

When the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) completes its

Certified investigation of a petition, it certifies or denies the petition and e-

Petition

mails the determination to the Texas Workforce Commission

(TWC).

When TWC receives a certified petition, staff:notifies the

appropriate Local Workforce Development Board (Board);

• updates the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) petition status

in The Workforce Information System of Texas (TWIST);

• requests a list of all workers under this petition from the

employer, and enters the list into TWIST; and

• sends a letter of potential eligibility to each worker, with

instructions to contact the Texas Workforce Center (Workforce

Center).

Note: Receipt of a letter does not mean the worker is Trade

certified. Eligibility is documented under the Eligibility Criteria

tab in TWIST.

D-100.2:

TWIST

Petition

Information

TWIST contains the information on whether a dislocated worker is

Trade-certified. In TWIST, go to Customer Information>Program

Detail>TAA>Eligibility tab.

TWC requests certain information from the employer and makes an

eligibility determination based on the response.

The status must be “yes” for all criteria for a dislocated worker to

be Trade-certified and eligible to receive Trade benefits.

The dislocated worker is now Trade-certified but must still follow

the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Sequence of Services to

access Trade benefits.

If the dislocated worker disagrees with the eligibility

determination, the worker may file an appeal. (See Part C-300.1.5.)

Part D: Post-Trade Certification May 2006 Page D-1

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