Unemployment Benefits for Railroad Employees
Benefits are not payable to you in the full amount if you are also
- social security benefits,
- a pension, annuity, or other retirement pay under a Federal, State, or
local law (such as a railroad retirement annuity, military retirement pay,
a policeman's or fireman's pension, etc.),
- certain workers' compensation payments, or
- any other social insurance payment under any law.
If you meet the other eligibility requirements, you may receive
benefits only in the amount by which your unemployment benefits exceed the
Be sure to report all such other
payments on each claim you file. If
you do not, you may later be required to refund benefits. If the other
payments are awarded after you claim unemployment benefits, but cover
some or all of the same days, contact the RRB immediately about
repayment of the benefits you received.
If you are awarded an annuity under the Railroad Retirement Act for
days you were already paid unemployment benefits, you will have to
refund some or all of your benefits. Generally, the amount you must
repay is withheld from your accrued annuity. Your annuity award letter
or notice of annuity adjustment will show the amount of any
unemployment benefits withheld. Verify the amount by comparing it to
the amount of unemployment benefits you received for the same period.
Contact your local RRB office
immediately if you believe the amount withheld
is incorrect. You will be required to refund benefits to the RRB if
the full amount was not withheld from your accrued annuity.