Alison M. Shelton
Analyst in Income Security
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 railroad unemployment provisions in the 2009
stimulus package (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, P.L. 111-5)
and follow-on legislation concerning temporary extended unemployment
benefits for railroad workers.
Date of Report: April 20, 2012
Number of Pages: 13
Order Number: RS22350
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