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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)

Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA)

Income support is provided to TAA participants laid off due to lack of work or whose hours of work and wages are reduced due to elements of United States foreign trade, such as imports or off shoring.

Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA) is a federal weekly-extended benefit, made payable by funds appropriated by Congress. It is payable only AFTER regular state unemployment insurance (and extensions, if applicable) is exhausted.

TRA Eligibility

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 extremely important that participants make timely applications for TAA and TRA services and benefits. Failure to meet these enrollment or waiver deadlines will likely result in the loss of all TRA.

For More Information

See your Participant Handbook.

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