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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Disabled Rail Worker Asks About State Unemployment Benefits

(Posted August 23, 2013)

Question 1049: I am currently drawing RR occupational disability and was wondering if I'm able to draw State unemployment benefits like everyone else during the summer while school is out? I will be working as a school bus monitor when school starts up.

Answer: First of all, you need to immediately report your employment as a school bus monitor to the Railroad Retirement Board, if you have not already done so. They need to investigate your position and determine if it affects your disability evaluation. You also need to report your earnings because there are earnings restrictions for disabled rail workers.

As for unemployment benefits, you need to contact the agency that administers that program in your State.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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