Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 2.djvu/163

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PUBLIC LAW 107-210—AUG. 6, 2002 116 STAT. 945 "(ii) the wages received by the worker at the time of separation. "(B) HEALTH INSURANCE. — A worker described in paragraph (3)(B) participating in the program established under paragraph (1) is eligible to receive, for a period not to exceed 2 years, a credit for health insurance costs under section 35 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as added by section 201 of the Trade Act of 2002. "(3) ELIGIBILITY.— "(A) FIRM ELIGIBILITY. — "(i) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall provide the opportunity for a group of workers on whose behalf a petition is filed under section 221 to request that the group of workers be certified for the alternative trade adjustment assistance program under this section at the time the petition is filed. "(ii) CRITERIA.— In determining whether to certify a group of workers as eligible for the alternative trade adjustment assistance program, the Secretary shall consider the following criteria: "(I) Whether a significant number of workers in the workers' firm are 50 years of age or older. "(II) Whether the workers in the workers' firm possess skills that are not easily transferable. "(Ill) The competitive conditions within the workers' industry. "(iii) DEADLINE.— The Secretary shall determine whether the workers in the group are eligible for the alternative trade adjustment assistance program by the date specified in section 223(a). "(B) INDIVIDUAL ELIGIBILITY.— A worker in the group that the Secretary has certified as eligible for the alternative trade adjustment assistance program may elect to receive benefits under the alternative trade adjustment assistance program if the worker— "(i) is covered by a certification under subchapter A of this chapter; "(ii) obtains reemployment not more than 26 weeks after the date of separation from the adversely affected employment; "(iii) is at least 50 years of age; and "(iv) earns not more than $50,000 a year in wages from reemployment; "(v) is employed on a full-time basis as defined by State law in the State in which the worker is employed; and "(vi) does not return to the employment from which the worker was separated. "(4) TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAYMENTS.—The payments described in paragraph (2)(A) made to a worker may not exceed $10,000 per worker during the 2-year eligibility period. "(5) LIMITATION ON OTHER BENEFITS.—Except as provided in section 238(a)(2)(B), if a worker is receiving payments pursuant to the program established under paragraph (1), the worker shall not be eligible to receive any other benefits under this title. "(b) TERMINATION. —