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 temporary extended railroad unemployment benefits
enacted since 2009.
During FY2012, the RRB paid $11.3 billion in retirement and survivor benefits
to about 573,000 beneficiaries. Unemployment and sickness benefits
totaling $89 million, including over $7 million in temporary extended
unemployment benefits, were paid to approximately 26,000 claimants.
Date of Report: January 25, 2013
Number of Pages: 12 Order Number: RS22350 Price: $29.95
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