The Sunset Provisions of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 will be implemented on January 1, 2014. These provisions, called "Reversion 2014," will result in a change of benefits and services for workers certified after 11:59 PM EST, Tuesday, December 31, 2013. A petition filed before this time is covered under the 2011 Program only if OTAA receives it on or before 11:59 PM EST, Tuesday, December 31, 2013. The date and time in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone controls whether a petition is filed by that deadline. Note that, due to security protocols, mail to the Department may be delayed, so it is recommended that all mailed petitions are submitted early to meet the above deadline. The Department strongly recommends that petitioners consider using the on-line petition filing or fax the petition to ensure receipt by the Department before the statutory deadline. Below are the options mentioned for filing a petition:
Via mail at the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20210 (must have a postmarked date of Tuesday, December 31, 2013);
Via fax to (202) 693-3585 on or before 11:59 PM EST, Tuesday, December 31, 2013. The Department strongly suggests that petitioners retain the fax cover sheet with the date and time stamp.
Via online petition processing located on OTAA's website. A confirmation email generated by the system is sent to the worker that indicates the petition was received in OTAA on or before 11:59 PM EST, Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
Health Coverage Tax Credit Notice:
The Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC), a Federal tax credit administered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), expires on January 1, 2014. Beginning January 1, 2014, every eligible TAA recipient will be responsible for paying their full health coverage premiums without HCTC. For more information about the expiration of HCTC and additional resources available to TAA recipients, please see the related Training and Employment Notice 15-13. For inquiries about HCTC, please contact the HCTC Customer Contact Center administered by the IRS at 1-866-626-HCTC (4282) or visit their website. For additional contact information, please review TEN No. 15-13.
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