If you are unemployed, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), the Federal agency responsible for administering the railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA). This booklet provides information about the requirements for receiving railroad unemployment insurance benefits, the amount of benefits payable and procedures for claiming benefits.
You can file your application and claims online at the RRB's web site. To use online services you must have a PIN and Password (PPW) account. The Web site explains how to open a PPW account.
You can also file your application by printing the forms provided in the following link Unemployment Application Forms. If you have any questions in regards to how to fill out the forms you can either click on the following link Instructions for Completing Unemployment Sickness Forms (page 8). or call your local RRB Office at (877) 772-5772. To find the RRB Field Office nearest your residence, click on the following link. RRB Field Offices. You will need to obtain the appropriate address to send the completed documents to.
Any questions about elegibility or qualifications can be answered by contacting the RRB Office at (877) 772-5772.
Furlough Form - In the event that you are furloughed, please fill out a furlough form. This form goes directly to the Allied Federation. You can either click on the forms page to the left or click on the following link: Furlough Form
Insurance Benefits - Employees that are under the National H&W Medical Plan (GA23000) that have questions about medical coverage, please read the following:
If you are furloughed after you became an Eligible Employee AND you have rendered compensated service for three months, you will be covered for Employee and Dependents Health Care Benefits during your furlough until the end of the fourth month following the month in which you last rendered compensated service. If you received Vacation Pay before the date on which you are furloughed, but in a month subsequent to the month in which you last rendered compensated service, the continued coverage described above will be measured from the month in which you received that Vacation Pay. If you return to work as an Eligible Employee before your coverage ends, you will continue to be covered during the month in which you again render compensated service. If you return to work as an Eligible Employee after your coverage ends, you will not be covered again until the month following the month in which you next render the Requisite Amount of Compensated Service. If you become disabled before your coverage ends, you should refer to the section below for Disabled Employees on page 31.
For more information about your Insurance Benefits when furloughed, please click the following link (Page 29):
The Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan.
Page Last Updated: Nov 30, 2018 (16:40:15)