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Pre-Retirement Seminars

Designed for railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years, Pre-Retirement Seminars offered by the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board will familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them, and also guide them through the application process.  Sponsored by the Office of the Labor Member, seminars will be held at a number of locations in 2016.  Registration is required.

Pre-Retirement Seminars - Registration Forms

Individuals interested in attending a seminar must print and complete one of the registration forms listed below.  Completed forms should be submitted by mail or fax to the RRB office shown on the form. 

April 22, 2016: Jerome Hill Theater (1st floor), 180 E. 5th Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

April 28, 2016: Gus Solomon Federal Courthouse, 620 SW Main Street, Room 101, Portland, Oregon .

May 6, 2016: Leo O'Brien Federal Building, 11A Clinton Avenue, Room 823, Albany, New York.

May 13, 2016: U.S. Post Office Building, 657 Second Ave. North, Room 319, Fargo, North Dakota.

May 13, 2016: Can-Do Building, Community Room (2nd Floor), 1 South Church Street, Hazleton, PA

Informational Conference Program

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board's Informational Conference Program began in October 1957, over 50 years ago.  Sponsored by the Office of the Labor Member, these conferences are conducted at the request of the Chief Executives of the railway labor unions.  They are designed to provide local union officers with comprehensive information about the benefits available to members and their families under the railroad retirement and unemployment insurance systems.  By attending these conferences, union officers become better informed and better able to provide accurate and reliable information to their members.

A major part of the Informational Conference Program is a PowerPoint slide presentation examining the various benefits provided active, retired and disabled rail workers and their families and survivors.  You may view these presentation materials by selecting from the following topics:

Informational handouts and other helpful materials are provided to all Informational Conference attendees. The following are links to online and downloadable versions of this material:

Informational Conference 2015 Handbook
G-177B When Military Service is Creditable Toward Benefits Under the RRA (04/08)
G-177L General Information About Continuing in or Returning to Non-Railroad Employment After Retirement (05/03)
RB-3 Furnishing Evidence to Support Your Claim (11/08)
Q & A: Private Rail Pensions May Reduce Supplemental Annuities (9/15)
Q & A: Federal Income Tax and Railroad Retirement Benefits (2/14)
Q & A: Buy-outs and Railroad Retirement Benefits (08/12)
Q & A: Railroad Retirement Annuities and Pensions from Work Not Covered by Social Security or Railroad Retirement (11/14)
Q & A: Railroad Retirement Spouse Benefits PDF Format
Q & A: Railroad Retirement Spouse and Widow(er)s' Annuities and Public Service Pensions (06/15)
UB-10: Unemployment Benefits for Railroad Employees (Including Unemployment Benefit Application)
UB-11: Sickness Benefits for Railroad Employees (Including Sickness Benefit Application)
G-34: Railroad Retirement Board Reminders (for Current Year)
IB-3: Customer Service Plan
IB-6: Separation and Dismissal Allowances Under the Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Acts PDF Format
T-83: Offices of the Railroad Retirement Board PDF Format
RRB Online PDF Format
Taxability of Contributions to 401(k) Plans PDF Format

These additional informational materials, while not provided at Informational Conferences, are available for viewing and downloading:

IB-2: Railroad Retirement and Survivor Benefits
UB-9: Railroad Unemployment and Sickness Benefits
UB-12: Guide to Finding the Right Job
RB-20: Medicare for Railroad Workers and Their Families
Employee Full Retirement Age Handout PDF Format
Spouse Full Retirement Age Handout PDF Format
Widow(er) Full Retirement Age Handout PDF Format

Publicaciones en Espanol:

UB-10s: Beneficios de Desempleo para Empleados Ferroviários PDF Format
UB-11s: Guía acerca de beneficios de enfermedad para empleados/as ferroviários/as PDF Format
RB-4a: Guía para la jubilación de ferroviários/as y beneficios de sobrevivientes PDF Format

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Date posted: 02/08/2016
Date updated: 02/08/2016