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Learn about the program

Lost your job due to foreign trade?

You may be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance Program benefits.
The federally funded Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program helps workers who have lost their jobs due
to foreign trade and provides them with resources to help them obtain the skills they need to advance their career
goals. By providing support in training, job search, relocation assistance, and income support, the program helps
countless people every year find rewarding work.

Are you eligible?

To find out if you are eligible for the program, contact the State of Colorado TAA office at 303-318-8940 or 1-888-641-9406 if you are outside the Denver metro area.
Email the office at or contact your local Workforce Center for more information. You can find your local workforce center online on the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment website.

Services available under TAA

Training Assistance:  Made possible through financial assistance, can help further your education through classroom instruction, on-the-job training, apprenticeship programs, and more.

Case Management Services: Can help you advance your career goals through skills assessments, career counseling, resume writing assistance, and individual employment plans.

Trade Adjustment Allowance: Provides income support as weekly payments to eligible workers who are enrolled in full-time training courses and have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits.

Job Search and Relocation Assistance: Reimbursement for costs of seeking employment outside of
the worker’s commuting area. Reimbursement for relocation costs for employment outside of the worker’s commuting area.

Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance: Helps workers aged 50 and older who have found jobs in which they make less than their previous job by providing a wage supplement for up to two years.

Health Coverage Tax Credit: This is a tax credit for eligible TAA recipients. It pays 72.5% of qualifying health insurance premiums for the worker and their family. The tax credit expires on January 1, 2021.