We are writing to let you know that beginning (1) the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will send your Social Security payment to you
Why The RRB Will Send Your Payments
The RRB will send your Social Security payments because (2) worked for the railroad industry for at least ten years or at least five years after
1995. If a person worked for the railroad industry for at least ten years or at least
five years after 1995, the RRB is responsible for sending out the monthly Social Security
payments. We will still be responsible for figuring your Social Security payments
and keeping a record of your payments and earnings. We will also help you if you have
any questions about your Social Security.
The amount of your Social Security payment will not change because of this action.
The RRB will send you one payment around the first of each month. This payment will
include your Social Security plus any Railroad Retirement payments you are due.
What You Need To Do
The U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) now requires electronic payments for all
federal benefits. If you applied for benefits before May 1, 2011, you have until March
1, 2013, to choose an electronic payment option. However, we encourage you to choose
an electronic payment option now rather than waiting until the deadline.
To avoid any interruption in your payments, you must contact Treasury at www.GoDirect.org or 1-888-544-6347 if you:
Do not have direct deposit; or
You were receiving your Social Security benefits via Direct Express
You do not need to contact Treasury if you already receive your Social Security benefits
via direct deposit. The Social Security Administration will provide your direct deposit
information to the RRB.
If You Have Any Questions
We invite you to visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov on the Internet to find general information about Social Security. However, if you
have any specific questions, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213. We can answer most
questions over the phone. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call our TTY
number, 1-800-325-0778. You can also write or visit any Social Security office. The
office that serves your area is located at:
If you do call or visit an office, please have this letter with you. It will help
us answer your questions.
If you have any questions about railroad annuities or about your monthly check, please
contact your local Railroad District Office by calling 1-877-772-5772 or you may write
to the RRB. The address is U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, 844 Rush Street, Chicago,