In Iowa we consider OJT to be work training/work relief and excluded from UC so the individual is eligible for TAA and UC. "Pomerantz, Jane C. (GC-LI)" <jpomerantz@xxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: wiaattorneys-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 04/12/2005 10:11 AM Please respond to jpomerantz@xxxxxxxxxxx To <wiaattorneys@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> cc "Sauder, Lisa M. (GC-LI)" <lsauder@xxxxxxxxxxx> Subject [wiaattorneys] Trade Act training Question Have any of you who are involved with Trade Act dealt with the following issue? We are getting questions, from the field relating to individuals in TAA approved training programs that include periods of time of paid "work experience" embedded in the training. Are these claimants eligible for UC and/or TRA during these weeks of paid work experience? Is this part of the "training" or "other scheduled activities", or would these individuals be ineligible for these weeks (even if only working a limited number of hours) for the week under the prohibition of payments while on OJT? Do you see any other issues and solutions? Thanks JP Jane C. Pomerantz Deputy Chief Counsel Department of Labor & Industry Phone: 717-787-4186 Fax: 717-787-1303 Wisdom is knowing the right road to take. Integrity is taking it. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.