- Trade Program Assistance:
- TAA: 888-258-9966
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and 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 weekly cash payment from federal funds appropriated by Congress. It is payable only AFTER regular state unemployment insurance (and extensions, if applicable) is exhausted.
To be eligible for weekly TRA payments, 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 orientation. If you did not attend an orientation or you were not informed of your deadline date, call Trade Program Assistance at 608-267-7772.
It is extremely important that participants make timely applications for TAA and TRA benefits and services. Failure to meet these enrollment or waiver deadlines will likely result in the loss of all TRA.
See your Participant Handbook.
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