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Railroad Retirement Board > Social Insurance for Railroad Workers


Program Description:

Social Insurance for Railroad Workers provides comprehensive retirement-survivor and unemployment-sickness benefit programs for the nation's railroad workers and their families, under the Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Acts. In connection with the retirement program, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has administrative responsibilities under the Social Security Act for certain benefit payments and railroad workers' Medicare coverage.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be or have been a railroad worker. You must also have served for more than 10 years, have five years of service as a railroad employee after 1995, or have earned more than $2,512 in railroad wages in the year 2000, 2001 or 2002.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.


Program Contact Information:

For more information about this program and eligibility requirements, please contact your local field office. You can find the nearest field office through the following link:

You may also call a toll-free help line:

People who are hearing impaired may call this toll-free TTY number:


Managing Agency:

Railroad Retirement Board

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