Home Site Map Contact Us Benefit Online Services Benefit Forms & Publications  
"" Index
"" Introduction
"" How Do I Qualify?
"" How Much Do I Get?
"" How Long Can I Get Benefits?
Waiting Period
  "" Text Version
  "" Notes
"" Claiming Unemployment Benefits
"" Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits
"" Earnings Test
"" Claiming Sickness Benefits
"" Taxation of Unemployment-Sickness Benefits
RELATED LINKS
'' Employee & Spouse Benefits
'' Survivor Benefits & Other Info
'' Office of the Labor Member
Office of the Labor Member
Informational Conference Program
Unemployment and Sickness Benefits
Waiting Period - Slide 5

Waiting Period

Text Version:

Waiting Period

  • Normally, first claim for unemployment or sickness in benefit year has a waiting period
    • Often referred to as "7-day" waiting period, but
    • As few as 5 days of unemployment or sickness can satisfy waiting period
  • Maximum of 7 days payable in waiting period claim
  • In following 14-day claims, 4 days are withheld and up to 10 days are payable

Notes:

  • Only one 7-day waiting period is required during any period of continuing unemployment or sickness, even if that period continues into the next benefit year.
  • A separate waiting period is required for unemployment and sickness benefits.
  • During waiting period claim, maximum of $490 ($454.72 under sequestration) payable for unemployment claim or sickness claim with on-the-job injury. For sickness claim without on-the-job injury, maximum of $452.51 ($419.93 under sequestration) payable in waiting period claim.

Privacy Policy Policies & Links Freedom of Information Act No FEAR Act Data Frequently Asked Questions About Us

Link to RECOVERY.gov
RECOVERY.GOV
Link to USA.gov: The U.S. government's official web portal. U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
844 North Rush Street
Chicago IL, 60611-2092
Toll Free: (877) 772-5772
TTY: (312) 751-4701
Directory: (312) 751-4300
Locate an RRB office near you
RRB Home Page
     
     
Date posted: 08/07/2014
Date updated: 08/07/2014