RR service before 1937 is creditable under the RR Act if the NH was in active RR service
or had an “employment relationship” with an employer on 08/29/ 35. A NH has an employment relationship if the person
worked in RR service for at least 6 months after 08/29/35 and before 1946. The creditability
of prior service depends upon the availability of service records and verification
of the service records.
RRB has the responsibility for deciding about an employment relationship. A general
file was created by RRB to establish records of RR workers before 1937. Many RR employers
have turned their payroll records over to RRB for all available years before 1937.
If RRB does not have the NH's prior service records, RRB will contact the RR employer