Refer to this booklet if it appears you may be entitled to one or more of the following benefits:
- Lump-Sum Death Payment
- Residual Lump-Sum
- Annuities Unpaid At Death
- Railroad Tax Refund
The sections in the booklet explain:
- The different types of benefits.
- The requirements that must be met before each payment can be made.
The booklet also contains information about:
- Applying for benefits.
- What you can expect after you file your application.
In this booklet the word "employee" is used to describe the person who worked for the railroad. The word "applicant" is used to describe the person who is filing a claim to receive a payment based on the employee's work and earnings.
Every application for benefits must also include documentary evidence or proof to support the claim. The part, Furnishing Proof To Support Your Application, of this booklet describes the acceptable types of evidence.