How to petition
A group of three workers, their authorized representative, One-Stop operators or partners or the Idaho Department of Labor may file a Trade Adjustment Assistance petition for certification. The petition must be filed simultaneously with the Idaho Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor. Petitions are available at any Idaho Department of Labor local office.
The Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance at the U.S. Department of Labor must determine if increased imports contributed to a company's decreased sales and production. It must decide if a significant number of workers have been laid off or if there is a strong indication that layoffs will occur. Approved certifications carry an impact date and generally are valid for two years from the date issued. If the petition is certified as eligible, affected workers may then apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance services.
If a petition is denied
Petitioners are notified in writing if their petition was denied. Those determinations, which must also be published in the Federal Register, can be appealed in writing through the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Older worker alternative
Workers over 50 who were employed by a company that is eligible for coverage under the Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance program may choose to receive services under this program rather than the regular Trade Adjustment Assistance program. Ask your local office representative if your former employer was certified for this program and if you are eligible for these benefits.
For more information, please contact your local office, or call:
Idaho Department of Labor, Workforce Development Division
317 W. Main St. Boise, ID 83735-0590
Phone: (208) 332-3570
Fax: (208) 334-6400