This applies to Disability Applicants only.
Please share this notice with all individuals within your organization who are responsible for medical matters.
Effective April 3, 2017, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will introduce the Railroad Job Information Form G-251A that will ask covered employers to provide job information about applicants who apply for an occupational disability benefit under Section 2(a)(1)(iv) of the Railroad Retirement Act (45 U.S.C. § 231a(a)(1)(iv)).
Collection of job information from the employers will assist the disability examiner with making an accurate disability determination. The form has been revised to:
- streamline adjudication;
- be consistent with other forms and Social Security Administration procedure;
- include a standardized certification statement; and
- improve program integrity.
Attached is a copy of the revised Form G-251A, Railroad Job Information PL 17-03 G251A Attachment.
The employer should return Form G-251A to the Disability Benefits Division. The certifying official should sign, date, and provide contact information.
The revised Form G-251A will be used in lieu of the previous Forms G-251a and G-251b. In addition, in order to obtain more accurate job descriptions from you, the RRB will no longer provide generic job descriptions based on the applicant's stated job.
If you have any questions regarding the revised Form G-251A, please contact the individual listed on the top of this program letter.