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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 2015. 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 17, 2015: U.S. Courthouse, 421 Gold Ave. SW, Room 410, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

April 22, 2015: Registration for the Salt Lake City Pre-Retirement Seminar is now closed. If you would still like pre-retirement information, please contact us. Individual retirement counseling is available in person at one of our field offices, or by phone by contacting the RRB toll-free at 1-877-772-5772.

May 7, 2015: United Transportation Union, 619 East St. Clair Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

May 15, 2015: Alfonse M. D'Amato U.S. Courthouse, 175 Federal Plaza, GSA Training Room, Central Islip, New York.

May 15, 2015: Sheet Metal Workers Local #359, 2604 E. Adams St., Phoenix, Arizona.

June 5, 2015: UAW Local 450, 4589 Northwest 6th Drive, Des Moines, Iowa.

June 19, 2015: Peachtree Summit Federal Building, Summit Exchange - 1st Floor, 401 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia.

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: 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 (09/12)
Q & A: Railroad Retirement Spouse Benefits PDF Format
Q & A: Railroad Retirement Spouse and Widow(er)s' Annuities and Public Service Pensions (05/13)
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: 01/23/2015
Date updated: 01/23/2015