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All 65 Stat. 691. (g) All pensions due in months following the first calendar month after the month of enactment hereof shall be increased by 15 per centum.

(b) The increase in retirement annuities provided by this Act shall apply also to annuities heretofore awarded under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1935, and the term “spouse” as used in this Act shall include 49 Stat. 967. the wife or husband of an employee who has been awarded an annuity 45 U.S.C. $215under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1935. The provisions of this 228 note. Act shall not apply to annuities heretofore paid under the Railroad Retirement Acts in lump sums equal to their commuted values.

(i) The annuity of the spouse of an employee who has been awarded an annuity under section 3 (b) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1935 or under section 2 (a) 2 (b) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 prior to its amendment by Public Law 572, Seventy-ninth 49 Stat. 969; Congress, shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be one-half the 50 Stat. 309; annuity such employee would have received had the annuity been 60 Stat. 727. awarded at age sixty-five.

45 V.S.C. SS 2280, (j) All recertifications by the Railroad Retirement Board required 2286. by reason of the provisions of this Act other than section 9 shall be made without application therefor. Recertifications pursuant to sec- tion 9 of this Act shall be made only upon application therefor in

such manner and form and filed within such time as the Railroad Retirement Board may prescribe.

AMENDMENTS TO THE RAILROAD UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT i Sec. 26. Section 1 (k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, 52 Stat. 1095. d as amended, is amended by adding before the period at the end of the 45 U.S.C. $ 351.

first paragraph thereof the following:“: Provided further, That any calendar day on which no remuneration is payable to or accrues to an employee solely because of the application to him of mileage or work restrictions agreed upon in schedule agreements between employers and employees or solely because he is standing by for or laying over between regularly assigned trips or tours of duty shall not be considered either a day of unemployment or a day of sickness”.

Sec. 27. Subsection (a-1) of section 4 of the Railroad Unemploy- 52 Stat. 1098. ment Insurance Act, as amended, is amended by striking out all of 45 V.S.C. § 354. subdivisions (iii) and (iv) thereof.

Sec. 28. The provisions of sections 26 and 27 of this Act shall Effeotive date. become effective with respect to registration periods beginning on and after January 1, 1952.

Approved October 30, 1951, 9:30 a.m., E.S.T.

(Extract from)

Public Law 590 - 82d Congress.
Chapter 945 - 2d Session

H. R. 7800
AN ACT

All 66 Stat. 767. To amend title II of the Social Security Act to increase old-age and survivors

insurance benefits, to preserve insurance rights of permanently and totally disabled individuals, and to increase the amount of earnings permitted without loss of benefits, and for other purposes.

(d) (1) Section 1 (9) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended by striking out “1950” and inserting in lieu 65 Stat. 683. thereof “1952"

45 U.S.C. (2) Section 5 (i) (1) (ii) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, $228a. as amended, is amended to read as follows:

60 Stat. 729. “(ii) will have rendered service for wages as determined under

45 U.S.C.

$228e. section 209 of the Social Security Act, without regard to subsec- is tion (a) thereof, of more than $75, or will have been charged ca under section 203 (e) of that Act with net earnings from self- Ante, p. 273.

employment of more than $75;". (3) Section 5 (1) (6) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as 65 Stat. 689. amended, is amended by inserting "or (e)” after “section 217 (a)”. 45 U.S.C.

(e) In case the benefit of any individual for any month after August $228e. 1952'is computed under section 2 (c) (2) (A) of this Act through use of a benefit (after the application of sections 203 and 215 (g) of Ante, p. 773. the Social Security Act as in effect prior to the enactment of this 42 U.S.C. Act) for August 1952 which could have been derived from either of $$403, 415. two (and not more than two) primary insurance amounts, and such primary insurance amounts differ from each other by not more than $0.10, then the benefit of such individual for such month of August 1952 shall, for the purposes of the last sentence of such section 2 (c) (2) (A), be deemed to have been derived from the larger of such two primary insurance amounts.

Approved July 18, 1952

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Public Law 343 - 82d Congress
Chapter 290 - 2d Session

S. 2639

AN ACT
To amend the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act.

All 66 Stat. 73.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, as amended, is amended by 52 Stat. 1096.

45 U.S.C. substituting for the table appearing in subsection (a) thereof the

352. following:

Column II "Column I

Daily benefit Total compensation

rate $300 to $171.99.--.

$3.00) $475 to $749.99)----

3.30 $7:30 to $999.99.--.

1.00 $1.000 to $1.299.99

1.:30 $1,300 to $1,399.99.

5. 00 $1,600 to $1,999.99_.

5.50 $2,000 to $2,499.99.

13.00 $2,500 to $2,999.99_

0.:50 $3.000 to $3,499.99...

7.00 $3,500 and over----

-------- 7.50" Sec. 2. Section 3 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, as 45 U.S.C. amended, is amended by striking out "not less than $150" and inserting

353. in lieu thereof “not less than $300". Sec. 3. The amendments made by this Act shall become effective Effective

date. with respect to benefit years beginning on and after July 1, 1952. Approved May 15, 1952.

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Public Law 398 - 83d Congress
Chapter 300 - 2d Session

H. R. 356
AN ACT

All 68 Stat. 250.
To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1987, as amended.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

W Dual benefits, United States of America in Congress assembled. That section 3 (b)

665 Stat. 684. of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby further

45 USC 2280. amended, effective October 30, 1951, by striking the last paragraph thereof.

Sec. 2. In the case of any deceased individual whose death occurred before the first day of the first month following the month in which this Act is enacted, so much of any annuity or pension payment as is due such individual by reason of the enactment of the first section of this Act shall be paid only,

(1) to the widow or widower of the deceased, if such widow or widower is living on such first day; or

(2) if there is no such widow or widower, to the child or children of the deceased if such child or children are living on such

first day. For the purposes of this section, the terms “widow", "widower", and "child” have the same meanings as those assigned to such terms by section 5 (1) (1) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended. 45 USC 228.(1). Approved June 16, 1954.

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Chapter 1164 - 28 Session

H. R. 7840
AN ACT

All 68 Stat. 1038.
To amend the Railroad Retirement Act, the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, and

the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act.

I Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,

Railroad aots,

amendments. Part I_AMENDMENTS TO THE RAILROAD RETIREMENT ACT SECTION 1. Subsection (h) of section 1 of the Railroad Retirement 50 Stat. 309. Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by inserting after the end 45 USC 228a. of the last sentence thereof the following: “Compensation for service Delegate's oomas a delegate to a national or international convention of a railway pensation. labor organization defined as an employer in subsection (a) of this section shall be disregarded for purposes of determining eligibility for and the amount of benefits pursuant to this Act if the individual rendering such service has not previously rendered service, other than as such a delegate, which may be included in his .years of service."

Sec. 2. The last paragraph of subsection (a) of section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by 45 USC 228b, striking the fourth sentence thereof.

Sec. 3. Subsection (d) of section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by adding after the end thereof the following paragraph:

“No annuity under paragraph 4 or 5 of subsection (a) of this sec- Annuity paytion shall be paid to an individual with respect to any month in which ments. the individual is under age sixty-five and is paid more than $100 in earnings from employment or self-employment of any form: Prol'ided, That for purposes of this paragraph, if a payment in any one Aucruals. calendar month is for accruals in more than one calendar month, such payment shall be deemed to have been paid in each of the months in which accrued to the extent accrued in such month. Any such indi- Report to ridual under the age of sixty-five shall report to the Board any such Board, payment of earnings for such employment or self-employment before l'eceipt and acceptance of an annuity for the second month following the month of such payment. A deduction shall be imposed, witli respect to any such individual who fails to make such report, in the annuity or annuities otherwise due the individual, in an amount equal to the amount of the annuity for each month in which he is paid such i earnings in such employment or self-employment, except that the first

deduction imposed pursuant to this sentence shall in no case exceed 1 an amount equal to the amount of the annuity otherwise due for the first month with respect to which the deduction is imposed."

SEC. 4. Subsection (a) of section 3 of the Railroad Retirement Act 45 USC 2280. of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by substituting “$200" for “$160”.

Sec. 5. Subsection (b) (1) of section 3 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by substituting for the parenthetical phrase “(including compensation in any month in excess 1 of $300)” wherever it appears the phrase “(without regard to any limitation on the amount of compensation otherwise provided in this Act)”.

Sec. 6. Subsection (c) of section 3 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure "300" the following: “for any month before July 1, 1954, or in excess of $350 for any month after June 30, 1954,"; and by adding at the end thereof the following: “If the employee earned compensation in service after June 30, 1937, and after the last day of the calendar year in which he attained age sixty-five, such compensation and service

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