in general, the employees of all railroads engaged in interstate commerce, and employees of railroad associations and railway labor organizations are covered by the railroad social insurance plan.">

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Railroad Workers

Posted on:2/21/2012
Railroad workers occupy a special and perhaps privileged role in the social security program of the United States. The old-age, death, and disability benefits for railroad workers are co-ordinated with the social security program of old-age, survivors, and disability insurance but at the same time have aspects of private or industrial pension and insurance plans.


As a result of the historical development of the Railroad Retirement program, railroad workers have greater protection under social insurance than any other large group of workers in the United States.

 

In general, the employees of all railroads engaged in interstate commerce, and employees of railroad associations and railway labor organizations are covered by the railroad social insurance plan. Five types of benefits are provided: retirement, survivor, disability, unemployment, and sickness and maternity. The first three types of benefits listed are provided by the Railroad Retirement Act, and the latter two types are provided under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act.

 

Old-age annuities are payable upon retirement at age 65 if the railroad worker has at least ten years of service in covered railroad or related work. The amount of the retirement benefit is related to average pay over the entire period of railroad service and to years of service. Benefits are based on average earnings for the months of railroad service worked up to certain maximums. Survivors benefits are similar to those of the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program. Service under both programs is combined in determining both eligibility for survivors benefits and the amount of the benefits.
  
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