Unemployment Benefits for Railroad Employees
If you are unemployed, you may be
eligible to receive unemployment benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB),
the Federal agency responsible for administering the railroad Unemployment
Insurance Act (RUIA). This booklet provides information about the
requirements for receiving railroad unemployment insurance benefits, the amount
of benefits payable and procedures for claiming benefits.
You can file your application and claims online at the
RRB's web site.
To use online services you must have a PIN and Password (PPW) account.
The Web site explains how to open a PPW account.
If you become sick or injured, you may be eligible to receive sickness
benefits. Those benefits are described in a separate booklet
UB-11) which can be obtained from any
RRB office, your employer, your
labor organization, or the RRB's Web site at
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Be sure to read the important notices at the back of this booklet about
the Privacy Act,
Paperwork Reduction Act, Computer Matching
and Privacy Protection Act, and the Rehabilitation Act.
This booklet contains general information and does not have the effect
of law, regulation, or ruling. Certain exceptions, limitations, and
special cases are not covered. If you have any questions about
unemployment or sickness benefits, contact the nearest office of the RRB. When writing to the RRB,
be sure to include your social security number.
Spanish translation booklets concerning railroad unemployment and
sickness benefits are available from any office of the RRB.
Tenemos un librete en Espanol que explica los beneficios de los
desempleados del ferrocarril. Lo pueden obtener en su oficina mas
cercana del RRB. Publicaciones en Espanol.
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