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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.