Contact Us

  • TRA: 608-267-7772
    Fax: 608-327-6172
    Email tra@dwd.wi.gov
  • TAA: 888-258-9966


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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Am I eligible for this program?
In order to be eligible for the Trade program you must be a worker who lost their job or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased foreign imports or, under certain conditions, a shift of production outside of the United States. The company must also be 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.
How do I apply for the Trade program?
See How to Apply.
I have not received my TRA payment. What do I do?
Payment processing can take up to Wednesday of the current week. If you have not been paid by Wednesday, please contact the TRA Assistance Line at 608-267-7772.
I received a document regarding TRA that I don't understand.
Please contact the TRA Assistance Line for information at 608-267-7772.
My TRA claim is on hold or suspended, but I’m not sure why?
Please contact the TRA Assistance Line for information at 608-267-7772.
I have a general question about my Unemployment claim?
Access your claim information online or contact a Claims Specialist to get information or assistance.
I’m thinking about dropping my classes. Who do I contact?
Please contact your TAA Coordinator or call the TAA assistance line at 888-258-9966.
I’m thinking about quitting or refusing a job to focus on training.
Please contact your TAA Coordinator or the TRA Assistance Line immediately, before you quit or refuse a job.
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