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Injured on the Job? Don't Forget About Railroad Retirement Board Sickness Benefits

Posted by Brad Ponder | Apr 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

Being injured on the job, especially while working in the demanding environment of the railroad industry, can be a life-altering experience. Medical bills pile up, lost wages create financial strain, and the road to recovery can seem daunting. However, there's good news! Railroad workers who suffer on-the-job injuries may be eligible for Sickness Benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB).

Understanding RRB Sickness Benefits

The RRB administers a crucial program specifically for railroad workers who are unable to work due to illness or injury. Sickness Benefits provide essential financial support while you recover, helping you navigate this challenging time.

Here's a breakdown of key points about RRB Sickness Benefits:

  • Eligibility: To qualify, you must be a qualified railroad employee and demonstrably unable to work due to a sickness or injury.
  • Benefit Duration: Sickness benefits are typically paid for a maximum of 130 days (26 weeks) within a benefit year. In specific situations, benefits can be extended for an additional 65 days.
  • Benefit Amount: The daily benefit rate is calculated based on your railroad earnings in the previous year. The maximum daily benefit for 2024 is $94.

RRB Sickness Benefits offer financial support during recovery

Securing Your RRB Sickness Benefits

In order to obtain RRB Sickness Benefits, you must submit the Application for Sickness Benefits (Form SI-1a/b) to the RRB.

Ponder Legal Group: Your Trusted Railroad Injury Advocate

At Ponder Legal Group, we understand the challenges faced by railroad workers who are injured on the job. We are dedicated to helping you secure the compensation you deserve, including navigating the RRB Sickness Benefits program.

We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options. Contact Ponder Legal Group today and let us help you get back on your feet.

For more in-depth information about RRB Sickness Benefits, please visit the official RRB website:

About the Author

Brad Ponder

Brad specializes in complex litigation, including class actions and mass torts in both state and federal court. He represents consumer and business owners in a variety of lawsuits, including class actions and high-stakes litigation against major corporations. 


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