Administrative Staff Manuals Index
An index of the chapters in the
various manuals used by the Railroad Retirement Board in the processing of
claims under either the Railroad Retirement or Railroad Unemployment Insurance
- Questions and Answers
Persons claiming retirement, disability or survivor as well as unemployment
or sickness benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board have the right to
appeal unfavorable determinations on their claims. These questions and
answers describe the appeals processes for persons whose claims under the
Railroad Retirement Act or Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act are denied,
or who are dissatisfied with decisions on their claims.
- HA-1 Appeal Form and
HA 1 Appeals Process
Please Note: The HA-1 Appeal Form is for use in
filing an appeal to the Bureau of Hearings and Appeals or for filing a final appeal to the
Three-Member Board. A request for reconsideration of an initial unfavorable decision,
the first step in the appeals process, should be made in writing and filed with the Reconsideration
Section of the Office of Programs within 60 days from the date of the initial decision.
Follow this link for more information on requesting
reconsideration or filing an appeal.
Board Coverage Decisions
Decisions are the determinations of the three-member Railroad
Retirement Board as to the status of various companies or persons with
respect to coverage as employers or employees under the Railroad Retirement and
Railroad Unemployment Insurance Acts.
The Federal Register
Proposed and final regulations of the Railroad Retirement Board are published in the
Notices of Board meetings, lists of agency forms submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, and other miscellaneous
notices are also published. You may search the Federal Register or use our handy indexes that link directly to the
regulations or notices
Partition of Railroad Retirement Annuities
G-177d: Partition of Annuities by Court Decree
Information on this form provides general information regarding the partition of
railroad retirement annuities. For more detailed information see the
A guide to the partition of employee railroad retirement annuities as property in a state court action for divorce, annulment, or
legal separation. It explains how to effect an annuity partition in compliance with the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA),
45 U.S.C. § 231 et seq.
and the regulations of the Railroad Retirement Board,
20 CFR Part 295.
Information about individuals protected by The Privacy Act that is collected,
used or maintained in systems of records is described in notices as published in
the Federal Register. The notices are also available for public viewing on
this website. The notices describe the information we have, how we use it,
how we may disclose it, and how you may review and contest it.
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individuals is treated when information technology is used to collect new
information, or when new or substantially changed IT systems are developed or
purchased to handle collections of personally identifiable information.