Railroad employees out of work due to Hurricane Ida and its aftermath are reminded that they may qualify for unemployment benefits. To determine eligibility or file claims for benefits, affected railroaders should call our toll-free telephone number (1-877-772-5772) or visit our Unemployment benefits webpage. Railroad workers who are out of work and without Internet or regular mail service may temporarily claim benefits by calling our toll-free number until services are restored.
Employees with myRRB accounts can log in to conveniently apply for unemployment benefits online. Individuals who need to create an account should visit myRRB and click on the button labeled SIGN IN WITH LOGIN.GOV.
Railroad retirement annuitants living in areas impacted by Hurricane Ida should also call the toll-free number to alert us if they do not receive their regular monthly benefit check in the mail.