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separation counts as that one training program and the training plan should be designed to meet your long-term needs based on the expectation that you will be laid off.

Part Time Training You are allowed to choose either part-time or full-time training, although if you are enrolled in part-time training you are not eligible for TRA.  The training approval criteria above that applies to the approval of full-time training also applies to the approval of part-time training.  Since the part-time training will not be accompanied by TRA, training may be approved for a period longer than your period of eligibility for TRA if you can demonstrate a financial ability to complete the training after the eligibility period. Additionally, participation in part-time training can allow you to participate in full-time work, even if that work is not suitable employment.   

Additional Training Requirements All absences must be reported to the case manager prior to the start of the training class anticipated to be missed. Unjustified absences may result in the loss of a full week of benefits and are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Training must be full-time as defined by the training institution unless you are attending part-time training with no TRA benefits. If you drop out of training completely or below the level considered full-time without justifiable cause, you may be liable for repayment of any or all TRA benefits and training costs. If you cease participation without justifiable cause you may not be eligible for Out-of-Area Job Search Assistance and Relocation Assistance.

The cost of your training includes tuition, fees, books, the usual and customary tools, equipment, supplies and uniforms. All fees, books, the usual and customary tools, equipment, supplies and uniforms must be listed in the syllabus as a requirement for all students in the training program.  Request for tools and equipment, supplies and uniforms for electives will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If your training commute is greater than 25 miles one way, you may be eligible for transportation assistance to and from the training institution.  Subsistence in lieu of transportation assistance may be available if the approved training is outside the commuting distance.       

You must ensure the case manager has provided all class schedules, grades, progress reports, attendance reports, billing information, program outcome documentation (diploma, certificate), and any other training related documentation requested by the case manager. These may be provided by either the training institution or by you.

Prior to the approval of any training program, you are required to enter into a written agreement with the State under which TGAAA funds will not be applied for or used to pay any portion of the costs of the training you have reason to believe will be paid by any other Governmental or Private source.

NOTE:  If you are in training and receive a recall notice from your former employer, you have the right to complete the training program in which you are enrolled.


If you have a job interview outside the commuting area of a 25 mile radius, 100% of the cost of necessary job search expenses may be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $1,500 per worker. The application for Job Search Allowances must be made in advance.  Criteria established by the Federal government for which the approval of job search allowances can be made include:

A timely filed DCEO/TGAAA Form # 012 Application for TGAAA Out-of-Area Job Search Assistance. The time limitations for applying for job search allowances are:  365 days (one year) after the petition certification date or your last total separation from work (whichever is later); or 182 days (6 months) after the completion of your training.  

Total separation from adversely affected employment at the time the job search commences;

Registration with the LWIA;

A determination by the LWIA that you have no reasonable expectation of securing suitable employment in the commuting area of 25 miles, and have a reasonable expectation of obtaining suitable employment of long-term duration outside the commuting area and in the area where the job interview will be conducted.  The term "suitable employment" is defined in Unemployment Insurance Law;

February 2011 Page 3 of 6DCEO/TGAAA Form # 001


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