Railroad Employee Retirement Benefits Archives

Can you get survivor benefits from the Railroad Retirement Act?

When a family member works for the railroad, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board provides for survivor benefits. If your loved one passes away, you may be entitled to these benefits.

Understanding your Railroad Retirement benefits

Railroad Retirement is designed to provide retirement benefits, unemployment-sickness programs and comprehensive survivor benefits to railroad workers and their families. Railroad Retirement is given out by the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). The RRB is part of the executive branch of government, but it is independent of the Social Security Administration (SSA).

How do you get railroad employee benefits?

You are entitled to railroad employee retirement benefits if you qualify for them yourself or through your spouse. The Railroad Retirement program is similar to the Social Security system, but it's not the same. It's administered by the Railroad Retirement Board, which is independent from the federal government.

Railway jobs are on the decline

The golden age of the railroad may be long over in America's history, but that doesn't mean that the railroad does not perform a very important function in modern society. It is very valuable, if not in moving people across the country, in moving goods and materials. An incredible amount of freight crosses the lines in California every day.

Who qualifies for Railroad Employee Retirement Benefits?

The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) was formed in 1937 by the U.S. Congress. At the time it was created, the use of railways was overly popular in California and the pensions that private railroad companies offered were inadequate for the risks that workers in Whittier and other parts of the state faced. The expectation was that the RRB would operate similarly to how the Social Security program does.

Time limits for appealing Railroad Retirement Board disability claim denials

When railroad workers here in the U.S. develop disabilities that keep them from working, one option for financial relief they may be able to pursue is making a claim for disability benefits with the Railroad Retirement Board.

Disabled railroad employees: Get help for your claim

The United States railroad industry has a long history of providing American citizens with stable and steady career opportunities. While much of the work involved in the rail community is physically taxing, the industry rewards its workers with a wide range of benefits. When a rail worker suffers a disabling illness or injury, it is reasonable to expect railroad employee retirement benefits to cover the disability.

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