Unemployment Benefits for Railroad Employees
Special Rules for Train and Engine Service and Passenger Service
For employees in train and engine service and passenger service, benefits
are not payable for:
- Standby and Layover--Days on which you are
standing by for or
laying over between regular assigned
trips. For example, if an engineer has a regular assignment which runs
every third day, the days between the regular runs do not count as days of
- Work Restrictions--Any day on which you do not work because of a
mileage limitation or other similar
work restriction. For example, a
brakeman does not work in January after the 20th day of the month because
he has worked the maximum mileage for the month. In his case, the days
January 21 through January 31 do not count as days of unemployment.
- Pool Service--Any day on which you do not work because you miss a turn
in pool service.
- Full Time Work--Any day in a registration period in which you have the
equivalent of full-time work.
If you work in train and engine service or passenger service, you must
report on your unemployment claim the number of miles or hours credit earned
in each claim period. You must also report days on which you did not work
because of a layover or standby rule, mileage restriction, or because you
missed a turn in pool service.