- TRA: 608-267-7772
- TAA: 888-258-9966
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA)
ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible for
the Trade Program you must be a worker who lost their job at a company certified
by the Department of Labor as a Trade affected employer. In order to find out if your company was certified you can go to the
Department of Labor website and enter your company’s name.
Please contact the TRA Assistance Line for application information at 608-267-7772.
- Workers lose their jobs due to the impact of foreign trade.
- A petition is filed with the Department of Labor (DOL) by a company or employer, a group
of three or more workers, their union, or another authorized representative.
- If requirements under the Trade Act are met, DOL will certify the petition.
- After a company's petition is certified, DWD receives a list of affected workers.
- DWD will contact affected workers to be invited to attend an intake session, receive an application packet and fill out forms.
- Workers need to file individual applications for the Trade program
to determine eligibility for services and benefits.
For more information about the petition process visit the Department of Labor
How to Apply
- If you have not already filed application forms at a group intake meeting or through the mail,
please contact the TRA Assistance Line to request an application packet at 608-267-7772.
- REMINDER: In order to be eligible for the
Trade program you must be a worker who lost their job at a company certified by
the Department of Labor as a Trade affected location.
Contact the TRA Assistance Line for assistance in filling out application forms at 608-267-7772.
After You Apply
- After you have applied for the Trade Program, the DWD Unemployment Insurance
Division will process your application to determine if you are eligible.
- This may take up to 3-5 weeks.
- If you are already working with a case manager, continue to work with them to develop your reemployment plan.
- I've applied, what's next?
Now you need to be aware of certain deadlines and other
important next steps for you to take.