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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU October 20, 2017

    Railroad Retirement Benefits to Increase in 2018

    Most railroad retirement annuities, like social security benefits, are scheduled to increase in January 2018 on the basis of the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the third quarter of 2016 to the corresponding period of the current year. Cost-of-living increases are calculated in both the tier I and tier II benefits included

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  • Legislative Outlook , Railroad Retirement , TCU October 6, 2017

    Joint Labor-Management Letter Urges Increase to RRB Funding

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) joined together with TTD’s Rail Labor Division (which includes TCU) in supporting increased funding for the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). The letter was addressed to Chairman Roy Blunt and Ranking Member Patty Murray of the Senate’s Labor HHS Appropriations Subcommittee. The RRB has been woefully underfunded for years. This has

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU September 24, 2017

    Railroad Unemployment and Sickness Benefits Will Increase Due to Adjusted Sequestration Rate

    Beginning October 1, 2017, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will reduce railroad unemployment and sickness insurance benefits by 6.6 percent, down from the current 6.9 percent reduction, as required by law. The adjusted reduction amount is based on revised projections of benefit claims and payments under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act. It will remain

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU September 24, 2017

    Acting for Impaired Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries

    According to Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) policy, every annuitant has the right to manage his or her own benefits. However, when physical or mental impairments make a railroad retirement annuitant incapable of properly handling benefit payments, or where the RRB determines that the interests of the annuitant so require, the agency can appoint a representative

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU September 1, 2017

    RRB Advises Rail Workers Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

    The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is reminding rail employees out of work due to Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath that they may qualify for unemployment benefits. To determine eligibility or file claims for benefits, affected railroaders should call the RRB’s toll-free telephone number (1-877-772-5772) or visit the Unemployment benefits webpage. Rail workers who are

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