- TRA: 608-267-7772
- TAA: 888-258-9966
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA)
A Federal tax credit program administered by the IRS for individuals participating in the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program. The purpose of the HCTC is to help workers who have lost their jobs due to foreign competition cover the cost of health insurance for a limited time. The HCTC program does not provide health insurance coverage. This is NOT an insurance plan. It is a tax credit that will help make your health insurance payments more affordable.
The HCTC cannot be applied to separate dental / vision plans.
Eligible for TRA payments, participating in TAA reemployment activities, and receiving one TRA or UI payment each calendar month OR receiving the Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) wage subsidy. The HCTC benefit can be applied for and begin only after being determined eligible for TRA or RTAA and receipt of a payment. To maintain ongoing HCTC eligibility, you must receive one UI, TRA or RTAA payment per calendar month.
HCTC eligibility ends when the claimant no longer receives UI / TRA or RTAA payments, or when the TRA eligibility period expires (even if still receiving UI).
*You may be able to change plans in order to receive the HCTC
Yes, if family members meet general eligibility requirements & are claimed as dependents on your federal tax return or you file your federal income taxes jointly with your spouse.
Health plans offered through a Health Insurance Marketplace are not qualified coverage for HCTC.
Additional information about the program and eligibility requirements is available at http://www.irs.gov (key word HCTC).
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