- TRA: (608) 267-7772
Fax (414) 393-6825
- TAA: (888) 258-9966
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA)
After you have applied for the Trade Program, Unemployment Insurance will process your application to determine if you are eligible. This may take up to 4-6 weeks.
During this time, you need to be aware of certain deadlines and can complete some items to help:
To be eligible for weekly TRA benefits, you must be enrolled in full-time TAA approved training or be waived from the training requirement within 26 weeks (6 months) of the certification date or within 26 weeks (6 months) of your most recent qualifying separation, whichever date is later.
You should have received your deadline date at the intake session. It is important that you take steps to meet this deadline or you will lose TRA and HCTC benefits.
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 Case Coordinator in your first meeting, it will help speed up the process to get you into school.
If you are currently looking for work take advantage of the services provided through the Job Center of Wisconsin and your local Job Center.
Contact your Case 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 Case Coordinator's contact information. Please contact your Case 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 Case Coordinator information. Once you get that information, contact your Case Coordinator and make an appointment.
When you are determined eligible you will receive notification 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 lose TRA and HCTC benefits.