Earnings Computation (EC) interfaces with the Disability, Railroad, Alien, and Military
Service (DRAMS) file to read Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) jurisdiction determinations.
The RRB provides weekly updates to the DRAMS file with jurisdiction information. EC
generates processing limitations and alerts on the Earnings Comp Remarks (DRMK) screen
that identify whether or not the RRB has made a jurisdiction determination for the
number holder’s (NH) social security number (SSN). If a jurisdiction determination
is available, the remarks on the DRMK screen will advise you which agency has jurisdiction
(SSA or RRB).
This section summarizes the processing instructions for a survivor claim with railroad
(RR) earnings. These instructions describe situations where EC correctly identifies
the RRB jurisdiction determination using DRAMS; and when to process the claim using
EC, an Automated 101 (A101), or Electronic Form 101 (EF101);
NOTE: The claim type “survivor” also includes a combined SUR/LSDP claim.