Annuity payments under the RRA (and payments under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, which the RRB also administers) may be subject to proceedings to enforce an employee's legal obligation to provide child support or alimony (maintenance). Such legal process should be in accord with state law and should be directed to:
|Office of General Counsel
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
844 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611-1275
All components of an employee's annuity, including tier I, are subject to legal process for support enforcement, subject to applicable state and Federal exemptions.
Regulations of the RRB concerning garnishment of benefit payments have been published in Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter II, Part 350.
Upon request, the RRB will provide information about any benefit payments being made to an employee that may be attached to enforce his or her support obligation. The RRB cannot, however, disclose the employee's current address or any other information, the disclosure of which is prohibited by Federal statute. The Parent Locator Service has the authority to obtain information as to addresses in certain cases and can be reached at:
|Parent Locator Service
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Department of Health and Human Services
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20447
Telephone: (202) 401-9373
Web site: www.acf.hhs.gov