Instructions for Completing Application for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service Form (Form UI-1)
To apply for unemployment benefits, complete the UI-1 and mail it to your local RRB office. You can also obtain an application from your railroad employer or union official. Your application must be received at the RRB within 30 days of the first day for which you wish to claim benefits. You may lose benefits if your application is filed late.
Complete only one application during a benefit year even if you become unemployed more than once during that benefit year. When the RRB field office receives your completed application, the RRB will notify your employer that you have applied for benefits. Your employer may respond to the field office with any information relating to your eligibility.
Once we process your application, we will mail you a claim form. You must complete and return the claim to the RRB field office. A notice of your claim will then be sent to your employer.
Read the following instructions carefully before completing your application. If your application is not completed correctly, your benefits may be delayed. Contact your local RRB office if you have questions or need assistance in completing the form.