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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU July 14, 2017

    RRB Releases – 2017 Financial Reports

    The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is required by law to submit annual financial reports to Congress on the financial condition of the railroad retirement system and the railroad unemployment insurance system. These reports must also include recommendations for any financing changes which may be advisable in order to ensure the solvency of the systems. In

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU June 23, 2017

    RRB Release – Unemployment and Sickness Benefits for Railroad Employees

    The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) administers the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, which provides two kinds of benefits for qualified railroaders: unemployment benefits for those who become unemployed but are ready, willing, and able to work; and sickness benefits for those who are unable to work because of sickness or injury. Sickness benefits are also payable

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU June 10, 2017

    RRB Releases Redesigned Website

    In their continuing effort to expand the resources available, on June 10 the 
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) launched a redesigned, more easily navigated website. While website visitors will experience more streamlined access to essential information, all relevant content and functionality will remain the same.  Members may view the updated website features at www.rrb.gov.  The

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU May 12, 2017

    Railroad Retirement Survivor Benefits

    Monthly benefits may be payable under the Railroad Retirement Act to the surviving widow(er), children, and certain other dependents of a railroad employee if the employee was “insured” under that Act at the time of death. Lump-sum death benefits may also be payable to qualified survivors in some cases. Click here to view the questions

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU April 1, 2017

    Comparison of Benefits Under Railroad Retirement and Social Security

    Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) Release: Employers and employees covered by the Railroad Retirement Act pay higher retirement taxes than those covered by the Social Security Act, so that railroad retirement benefits remain higher than social security benefits, especially for “career” employees who have 30 or more years of service. The RRB has released a questions

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