6)REEMPLOYMENT TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE (RTAA)
RTAA is an alternative assistance program for older workers certified eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance. RTAA is designed to allow TGAAA eligible workers who find reemployment, to receive a wage subsidy of 50% of the difference to help bridge the salary gap between their old and new employment. You may be eligible for the RTAA subsidy for a period of up to two years or total payments of up to $12,000, whichever comes first.
To be eligible for RTAA you must meet the following conditions at the time of reemployment:
You must be at least 50 years of age;
You earn not more than $55,000 each year in wages from reemployment;
You must be employed on a full-time basis as defined by the law of the State in which you are employed and are not enrolled in a training program approved under section 236; OR
You must be employed at least 20 hours per week and enrolled in a full time TGAAA approved training program approved under section 236; and
You can't be employed at the firm from which you were separated. Accordingly, this requirement means that, if the certification is issued for a worker group in an appropriate subdivision of a firm, you may not return to employment with that subdivision, but may return to work at another subdivision of the firm. If, however, the certification is issued for workers in the entire firm, you may not return to employment in any subdivision of that firm.
You may collect RTAA after a period of TRA but the amount of RTAA will be reduced by the amount of TRA received. Qualifying employment that was commenced prior to separation from adversely affected employment may be considered RTAA qualifying employment.
You understand that you must report all information accurately to the best of your knowledge and that you do so with no intent to commit fraud. Furthermore, you understand that falsifying information or using the funds other than for the intended purpose is felony theft, and is punishable under state law by up to 7 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000. Violators may also face federal felony charges.
I HAVE DISCUSSED THE POINTS OF THIS BENEFITS RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS STATEMENT WITH THE CUSTOMER LISTED BELOW.
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I HAVE RECEIVED A BENEFITS RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS STATEMENT AND I UNDERSTAND ALL POINTS HEREIN LISTED. THE ADDRESS ON RECORD WILL BE USED TO NOTIFY ME OF IMPORTANT DETAILS CONCERNING MY BENEFITS AND SERVICES. .
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February 2011 Page 5 of 6DCEO/TGAAA Form # 001