Railroad Retirement Board: Review of Commuter Railroad Occupational Disability Claims Reveals Potential Program Vulnerabilities

Bertoni, Daniel
October 2009
GAO Reports;10/9/2009, p1
Government Document
The article presents the September 9, 2009 report of the U.S. Government Accountability Office concerning the function of Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). It highlights the responsibility of RRB as a federal agency that provides disability and retirement benefit programs for eligible workers and their families under the Railroad Retirement Act. It also focuses on the commuter railroad, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) who applied and was permitted for occupational disability benefits by the RRB.


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