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Welcome to the Railroad Retirement Board's Online Unemployment Benefit Application.

If you filed an application for unemployment benefits since July 1, you do not need to file another application to obtain a claim. Just telephone your RRB district office to request a claim form.  To obtain the telephone number of the district office serving your area, click here.

If you want your first unemployment claim to begin more than two weeks in the future, you must file a paper Form UI-1 Application for Unemployment Benefits.

Only residents of the United States can use this on-line application. If you live outside the United States, print and complete an application, and mail it to your nearest RRB district office.

Please read the Booklet UB-10, Unemployment Benefits for Railroad Employees or Booklet UB-10s, Beneficios de Desempleo para Empleados Ferroviarios, before starting your application.

When you file your application on the Internet, you will not receive paper claims in the mail. If your circumstances change, and you need to receive paper claims, contact your local office listed below.

You will need the following information in order to complete your application.  We suggest you gather it before you start.  If for any reason you do not complete the unemployment application, your partially completed application will be saved for 30 days.

Information that identifies you:
  • Address.
  • Home and Work telephone numbers.

Your Employment History:

  • Date(s) you last worked for your last employer and non-railroad employer, if any.
  • Title of your last railroad job and non-railroad job, if any.

Direct Deposit Information:

  • Your Financial Institution's Routing Transit Number.
  • Name of your Financial Institution.
  • Your checking or savings account number.

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