SSA may authorize the payment of title II benefits for RR employees to RRB instead
of directly to Treasury. Although RRB in these situations has responsibility for certifying
title II benefits to Treasury, they remain title II benefits.
Individuals entitled to this type of benefit receive two award notices. The first
notice, from SSA, informs the beneficiary that RRB has responsibility for making title
II payments. The final notice, from RRB, specifies the amount of the first check.
RR annuity payments and title II benefits certified by RRB may be paid as a single
check. In these cases, RRB may issue an interim notice before the final notice which
specifies the amount of the first check.