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  • TRA: (608) 267-7772
    Fax (414) 393-6825
    E-mail tra@dwd.wi.gov
  • TAA: (888) 258-9966


Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA)

I've Applied, What's Next?

After you have applied for the Trade Program, Unemployment Insurance will process your application to determine if you are eligible. You should receive a decision mailed to you within 4 to 6 weeks.

During this time, you need to be aware of certain deadlines and can complete some items to help:

Training Enrollment Deadline

To be eligible for weekly TRA benefits, you must be enrolled in full-time TAA approved training or be waived from the training requirement by the deadline date. You should have received your deadline date at the intake session. If you did not attend an intake or you were not informed of your deadline date, call the TRA Assistance Line at (608) 267-7772.

It is important that you take steps to meet this deadline or you will likely lose TRA benefits.

Training Checklist

If you are interested in training for reemployment, you can begin the process by researching the type of education you want, locations you want to attend, and a possible schedule that would fit your needs. By bringing this information to your TAA Coordinator in your first meeting, it will help speed up the process to get you into school.

Job Search Checklist

If you are currently looking for work take advantage of the services provided through the Job Center of Wisconsin and your local Job Center.

Reemployment Plan

Contact your TAA or WIA Coordinator to start developing a reemployment plan.

You need a reemployment plan in place, before your training can be approved.

If you attended an intake session, you were given your TAA Coordinator's contact information. Please contact your TAA Coordinator and make an appointment.

If you did not attend an intake session, you will have to contact either the TAA Assistance Line (888) 258-9966 or the TRA Assistance Line (608) 267-7772 in order to get your TAA Coordinator information. Once you get that information, contact your TAA Coordinator and make an appointment.

Eligibility Determination Letter

If you are determined eligible you will receive notification via mail from the Unemployment Insurance Division.

Remember this decision will include your deadline date. If you are not enrolled in full-time TAA approved training by the deadline date, you will likely lose TRA benefits.

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