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Integration of Services for Dislocated Workers: A Comprehensive Guide

E-200.3:

Alternative

Trade

Adjustment

Assistance

Certification

Criteria for ATAA certification:

• A significant number of a company’s Trade-certified workers

are age 50 or older, equaling:

Q

five percent of the affected workforce;

Q

Q

fifty workers; or

at least three workers are age 50 or older in a firm with less

than 50 workers.

Trade-certified older worker possesses job skills that are not

easily transferable.

• Adversely competitive conditions exist within the Tradecertified

older worker’s industry.

Note: ATAA-certified workers may receive relocation and

HCTC benefits, but are ineligible to receive any other benefits,

including training and job search allowances.

E-200.4:

Alternative

Trade

Adjustment

Assistance

Application

Requirement

From the date of work separation, the ATAA-certified worker has

26 weeks to obtain employment. The worker’s application must be

completed and submitted to TWC’s UI and Regulation Division in

Austin after the worker obtains employment. After approval by

TWC UI staff, the Workforce Center and the ATAA-certified

worker are notified, and payments begin.

Page E-4 May 2006 Part E: Additional Trade Programs

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