Union Work Can Affect Retroactivity of Disability Annuities

April 2, 2007 — In a letter to rail union leaders, Railroad Retirement Board Labor Member V. M. Speakman calls attention to a situation which sometimes arises in cases involving disability anuity applications under the Railroad Retirement Act. ”An employee cannot file an application for a disability annuity until he or she is no longer on the payroll of a railroad or railroad union” and “An employee can incur a substantial loss in benefits if he or she is unaware of this restriction,” he explains. More »