Glossary

All A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Acronyms

  • T2W

    The Ticket to Work program is a voluntary program that offers SSDI and SSI beneficiaries with disabilities a variety of choices in obtaining the support and services they need to help them go to work and achieve their employment goals. If you are eligible and would like to work or increase your current earnings, this program can help you get vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals, and other ongoing support and services to help you do so.

  • TAA

    The Trade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2002 (as amended in 2002) provides Federal assistance for US workers whose jobs are lost as a result of increased imports or shifts in production to foreign countries. TAA is effective for all certifications dated prior to May 18, 2009 and after February 12, 2011 (with certifications number 0-69,999 and 80,000 and above.) TAA provides funding for training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA), Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA), and Health Coverage Tax Credits (HCTC).

  • TAAEA
    On October 21, 2011, President Obama signed the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Extension Act of 2011, which changes the group eligibility requirements, and individual benefits and services available under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, for some workers.
  • TAARA

    The Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TAARA 2015), title IV of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-27), was signed into law by President Barack Obama on June 29, 2015, and both amends and reauthorizes the TAA Program. The TAARA 2015 (see Attachment B) restores the worker group eligibility and benefits established by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (TAAEA). The TAARA 2015 also authorizes the operation of the 2015 Program and continuation of the 2002 Program, the 2009 Program, and the 2011 Program through June 30, 2021; provides a 90-day transition period for Reversion 2014 Program participants; expands coverage of certifications of petitions filed since January 1, 2014 for 90 days; requires reconsideration of negative determinations on petitions filed since that date and before the date of enactment under 2015 Act certification requirements; and reauthorizes the HCTC program benefit for eligible TAA participants. Additionally, new requirements are added by the TAARA 2015 to align performance reporting for the TAA Program with the requirements of the WIOA.

  • TACCCT

    Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program

  • TANF

    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a federal program providing cash, medical or food assistance for parents and children.

  • TAPR

    The Trade Act Participant Report (TAPR) is an exiter report that provides the outcome measures for the TAA program.

  • TAT

    Technical Assistance and Training

  • Technical Assistance and Training

    Technical Assistance and Training

  • TEGL
    Training and Employment Guidance Letter
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a federal program providing cash, medical or food assistance for parents and children.

  • TEN
    Training and Employment Notice
  • Tenure

    When a person has been employed for a duration sufficient to demonstrate attachment to the workforce (meaning the individual must have at least six months employment in the industry or occupation from which he/she was dislocated), but is not eligible for unemployment compensation due to insufficient earnings or having performed services for an employer that were not covered under a state unemployment compensation law.

  • TGAAA

    Included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009 (TGAAA) reauthorized the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2002 (as amended in 2002). TGAAA was effective for all certifications (numbered 70,000 to 79,999) dated on or after May 18, 2009 until its provisions expired on February 12, 2011 (at which point the TAA provisions were again placed in effect for all new petitions.) TGAAA provides Federal assistance for US workers whose jobs are lost as a result of increased imports or shifts in production to foreign countries. TGAAA provides funding for training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA), Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA), and Health Coverage Tax Credits (HCTC).

  • Ticket to Work

    The Ticket to Work program is a voluntary program that offers SSDI and SSI beneficiaries with disabilities a variety of choices in obtaining the support and services they need to help them go to work and achieve their employment goals. If you are eligible and would like to work or increase your current earnings, this program can help you get vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals, and other ongoing support and services to help you do so.

  • TLWTF
    Transportation Logistics and Warehousing Task Force
  • TORQ
    Transferrable Occupation Relationship Quotient
  • TRA

    The Trade Readjustment Allowance is a weekly allowance payable to an affected worker with respect to such worker's unemployment.

  • Trade Act Participant Report

    The Trade Act Participant Report (TAPR) is an exiter report that provides the outcome measures for the TAA program.

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance
    (See Trade Adjustment Assistance (Federal))
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Act

    The Trade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2002 (as amended in 2002) provides Federal assistance for US workers whose jobs are lost as a result of increased imports or shifts in production to foreign countries. TAA is effective for all certifications dated prior to May 18, 2009 and after February 12, 2011 (with certifications number 0-69,999 and 80,000 and above.) TAA provides funding for training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA), Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA), and Health Coverage Tax Credits (HCTC).

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training

    Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension (TAAEA)
    (see Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011)
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011
    On October 21, 2011, President Obama signed the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Extension Act of 2011, which changes the group eligibility requirements, and individual benefits and services available under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, for some workers.
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TAARA 2015)

    The Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TAARA 2015), title IV of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-27), was signed into law by President Barack Obama on June 29, 2015, and both amends and reauthorizes the TAA Program. The TAARA 2015 (see Attachment B) restores the worker group eligibility and benefits established by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (TAAEA). The TAARA 2015 also authorizes the operation of the 2015 Program and continuation of the 2002 Program, the 2009 Program, and the 2011 Program through June 30, 2021; provides a 90-day transition period for Reversion 2014 Program participants; expands coverage of certifications of petitions filed since January 1, 2014 for 90 days; requires reconsideration of negative determinations on petitions filed since that date and before the date of enactment under 2015 Act certification requirements; and reauthorizes the HCTC program benefit for eligible TAA participants. Additionally, new requirements are added by the TAARA 2015 to align performance reporting for the TAA Program with the requirements of the WIOA.

  • Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act (TGAAA)
    (See Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009 (Federal))
  • Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009

    Included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009 (TGAAA) reauthorized the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2002 (as amended in 2002). TGAAA was effective for all certifications (numbered 70,000 to 79,999) dated on or after May 18, 2009 until its provisions expired on February 12, 2011 (at which point the TAA provisions were again placed in effect for all new petitions.) TGAAA provides Federal assistance for US workers whose jobs are lost as a result of increased imports or shifts in production to foreign countries. TGAAA provides funding for training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA), Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA), and Health Coverage Tax Credits (HCTC).

  • Trade Readjustment Allowance

    The Trade Readjustment Allowance is a weekly allowance payable to an affected worker with respect to such worker's unemployment.

  • Training Services
    Means services described in section 134(b)(3), which are provided through an Individual Training Account (ITA) or through a training contract, that may be provided to eligible individuals if it is determined, after an interview, evaluation or assessment, and career planning, that the individual: is unlikely or unable to obtain or retain employment, that leads to economic self-sufficiency or wages comparable to or higher than wages from previous employment through career services alone; is in need of training services to obtain or retain employment that leads to economic self-sufficiency or wages comparable to or higher than wages from previous employment, through career services alone; and has the skills and qualifications to successfully participate in the selected program of training services.