Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance Recipient Law and Legal Definition

Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) benefit is a wage subsidy designed by the Department of Labor for workers with hard-to-transfer skills. To be eligible for this, workers must meet certain eligibility criteria. An ATAA recipient:

a. should be at least 50 years old;

b. should have lost a job at a trade-affected company;

c. should have another job where they make less money; and

d. should get a wage supplement from their state to make up for their lower income.