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Friday, January 28, 2011

Railroad Retirement Board: Retirement, Survivor, Disability, Unemployment, and Sickness Benefits

Alison M. Shelton
Analyst in Income Security

The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) administers retirement, survivor, disability, unemployment, and sickness insurance for railroad workers and their families. This report describes Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) eligibility requirements, benefit types and compensation amounts, and program financing. This report also covers railroad unemployment provisions in the 2009 stimulus package (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, P.L. 111-5) and follow-on legislation concerning temporary extended unemployment benefits for railroad workers.

Date of Report: January 10, 2011
Number of Pages: 12
Order Number: RS22350
Price: $29.95

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