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Public Law 383 - 84th Congress
Chapter 869 - 1st Session

H. R. 4744

AN ACT
To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, and the Railroad

Unemployment Insurance Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, effective with Railroad retirerespect to annuities accruing in months following the month of enact- ment and unment hereof, section 2 (e) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as employment inamended, is amended by striking out "than $10" and inserting in lieu

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neu|65 Stat. 683. thereof the following: ", with respect to any month, than an amount 45 us

45 USC 2286(e). equal to the maximum amount which could be paid to anyone, with 69 Stat. 215. respect to such month, as a wife's insurance benefit under section 202 69 Stat. 716. (b) of the Social Security Act as amended from time to time".

SEC. 2. Effective with respect to annuities accruing in months following the month of enactment hereof, section 5 (g) (2) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended by striking out the 65 Stat. 686. second sentence thereof.

45 USC 228e (8) Sec. 3. Effective as of January 1, 1955, section 5 (1) (9) of the Rail- (2). road Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended by striking out 65 Stat. 689. the language between “(ii)” and “(B)” and inserting in lieu thereof 45 USC 228 e the following: "if such compensation for any calendar year before 19). 1955 is less than $3,600 or for any calendar year after 1954 is less than $4,200 and the average monthly remuneration computed on compensation alone is less than $350 and the employee has earned in such calendar year 'wages' as defined in paragraph (6) hereof, such wages, in an amount not to exceed the difference between the compensation for such year and $3,600 for years before 1955 and $4,200 for years after 1954, by”.

Sec. 4. Effective as of the dates of their original enactment, section 12 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, and section 2 50 Stat. 316. (e) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, are each amended 45 USC 2281. by striking out “No” and inserting in lieu thereof "Notwithstanding stat. 1097; any other law of the United States, or of any State, Territory, or the a5 ise 269 .

853 Stat. 845. District of Columbia, no”.

Sec. 5. Section 10' (b) 4 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as 50 Stat. 315. amended, is amended by inserting immediately after the first sentence 45 USC 228j (b). thereof the following sentence: “ All positions to which such individuals are appointed, except one administrative assistant to each member of the Board, shall be in and under the competitive civil service and shall not be removed or excepted therefrom.”

Sec. 6. The second paragraph of section 12 (1) of the Railroad Un-52 Stat. 1110. employment Insurance Act is amended by inserting immediately before 45 USC 362 (1). the first colon therein the following: : Provided, That all positions to which such persons are appointed, except one administrative assistant to each member of the Board, shall be in and under the competitive civil service and shall not be removed or excepted therefrom”. Approved August 12, 1955.

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Public Law 881 - 84th Congress
Chapter 837 - 2d Session

H. R. 7089
AN ACT

All 70 Stat. 857.
To provide benefits for the survivors of servicemen and veterans, and for other

purposes.

AMENDMENTS RELATING TO RAILROAD RETIREMENT

60 Stat. 729. Sec. 408. (a) Section 4 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is 45 USC 2280-1. amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsections:

“(p) (1) Military service rendered by an individual after December 1956 shall be creditable under this section only if the number of such individual's years of service is ten or more (including, in such years of service, military service which, but for this subsection, would be creditable under this section).

“(2) In any case where an individual has completed ten or more years of service and such years of service include any military service rendered after December 1956, the Board shall as promptly as is practicable (A) notify the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare that such military service is creditable under this section and (B) specify the period or periods of the military service rendered after December 1956 which is so creditable.

“(g) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section and section 2 (c) (2), military service rendered by an individual after December 1956 shall not be used in determining eligibility for, or computing the amount of, any annuity accruing under section 2 for any month if (1)

any benefits are payable for that month under title II of the Social 42 USC 401-421. Security Act on the basis of such individual's wages and self-employAnte, p. 869 ment income, (2) such military service was included in the computaet seg.

tion of such benefits, and (3) the inclusion of such service in the computation of such benefits resulted (for that month) in benefits not

otherwise payable or in an increase in the benefits otherwise payable. Ante, p. 858. “(r) The Secretary concerned (as defined in section 102 (9) of the

Servicemen's and Veterans' Survivor Benefits Act) shall maintain such records, and furnish the Board upon its request with such information, regarding the months of any individual's military service

and the remuneration paid therefor, as may be necessary to enable the 45 USC 228b., Board to carry out its duties under this section and sections 2 and 5." 228e.

(b) (1) The first sentence of section 4 (n) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended

(A) by striking out “(i)” and “(ii)” and inserting in lieu thereof “(1)” and “(2)", respectively;

(B) by striking out "for military service after December 31, 1936” and inserting in lieu thereof “for military service after December 31, 1936, and prior to January 1, 1957" ; and

(C) by inserting before the period at the end thereof a comma and the following: "and (3) an amount found by the Board to be equal to (A) the amount of the total additional excise and income

6 USC 3201. 33.

All 70 Stat. 877. taxes which would have been payablo during the preceding fiscal year under chapter 22 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 with 68A Stat. 431. respect to the compensation, as defined in such chapter, of all 39,95 individuals entitled (without regard to subsection (p) (1) of this. " . section) to credit under this Act for military service after Decem, ber 1956 if each of such individuals, in addition to compensation actually paid, had been paid such compensation in the amount of $160 in each calendar month in which he was in such military service during such preceding fiscal year and such taxes were measured by all such compensation without limitation as to amount paid to any individual in any one calendar month, less (B) the amount of the taxes which were paid with respect to such military service under sections 3101 and 3111 of the Internal 26 USC 3101, Revenue Code of 1954".

3111. (2) Section 4 (n) of such Act is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: “In determining pursuant to section 5 (k) (2) for any fiscal year the total amount to be credited from the Railroad Retirement Account to the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, credit shall be given such Account for the amount of the taxes described in clause (3) (B) of the first sentence of this subsection.”

(c) Section 1 (g) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended 68 Stat. 1097. by striking out “as amended in 1954” and inserting in lieu thereof "as 45 USC 228a. amended in 1956".

Approved August 1, 1956

Public Law 1013 - 84th Congress
Chapter 1022 - 2d Session

S. 3616
AN ACT

To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 to provide increases in benefits

and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 3 Railroad Re(a) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended by striking tirement Act, out -2.76", "2.07", and "1.38" and inserting in lieu thereof "3.04”, 1937,

ing in hieu thereol PVT , Amendments. “2.28”, and “1.52", respectively.

50 Stat. 310. (b) So much of section 3 (e) of such Act as precedes “Provided,

5 USC 2280. however" is amended to read as follows: “(e) In the case of an individual having a current connection with the railroad industry, the minimum annuity payable shall, before any reduction pursuant to section 2 (a) 3, be whichever of the following is the least : (1) $4.55 multiplied by the number of his years of service; or (2) $75.90; or (3) his monthly compensation:”.

SEC. 2. (a) Section 5 (h) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 65 Stat. 687. is amended by striking out “$30”, “$160”, and “$14" wherever they 45 USC 228e. appear and inserting in lieu thereof “$33”, “$176”, and “$15.40”, respectively.

(b) Section 5 (1) (10) of such Act is amended by striking out “40", “10”, “$14”, “$33.33", "$25”, and “$13.33” wherever they appear and inserting in lieu thereof “14”, “11”, “$15.40”, “$36.66", "$27.50”, and $14.66", respectively.

Sec. 3. All pensions under section 6 of the Railroad Retirement Act, 45 USC 228f. all joint and survivor annuities and survivor annuities deriving from joint and survivor annuities under that Act awarded before July 1, 1956, and all annuities under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1935 49 Stat. 967. are increased by 10 per centum.

45 USC 215-228

note. Sec. 4. The amendments made by the first section of this Act and Erfectivity. by subsection (a) of section 2 shall be effective only with respect to annuities (not including annuities to which section 3 applies) accruing for months after June 1956. The amendments made by subsection 70 Stat. 1076. (b) of section 2 shall be effective only with respect to annuities accru- 70 Stat. 1077. ing for months after June 1956 and lump-sum payments (under section 5 (f) (1) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937) in the case of deaths occurring after June 1956. Section 3 shall be effective only with respect to pensions due in calendar months after July 1956 and annuities accruing for months after Jue 1956. Approved August 7, 1956.

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Public Law 880 - 84th Congress
Chapter 836 - 2d Session

H. R. 7225
AN ACT

All 70 Stet. 807.
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide disability insurance bene

ats for certain disabled individuals who have attalded age arty, to reduce to are sixty-two the age on the basis of which beneata are payable to certain women, to provide for child's Insurance beneata for children who are disabled before attaining age eighteen, to extend coverage, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may Soolal Soourity be cited as the “Social Security Amendments of 1966".

Amandments of

1956. TITLE I-AMENDMENTS TO TITLE II OF THE SOCIAL

49 Stat. 622.

42 USC 401-422. SECURITY ACT

AXENDMENTS PRESERVING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RAILROAD RETIREMENT

AND OLD-AGE AND SURVIVORS INSURANCE

Sec. 120. (a) Section 1 (9) of the Railroad Retirement Act of Post, p.877. 1937, as amended, is amended by striking out “1954” and inserting in lieu thereof “1956”.

(b) Section 5 (f) (2) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as 45 USC 2286. amended, is amended

(1) by striking out "age sixty-five" each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "retirement age (as defined in section 216 (a) of the Social Security Act)"; and

(2) by striking out "section 202” each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof “title II”. (c) Section 5 (k) (2) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

“(2) (A) The Board and the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare shall determine, no later than January 1, 1954, the amount which would place the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund in the same position in which it would have been at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, if service as an employee after December 31, 1936, had been included in the term 'employment' as defined in the Social Security Act and in the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.

42 USC 1305. "(B) On January 1, 1954, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1953, 68A Stat. 415. and at the close of each fiscal year beginning with the fiscal year end

26 USC 3101.

3125. ing June 30, 1954, the Board and the Secretary of Health, Education,

Anto,p. 8243 and Welfare shall determine, and the Board shall certify to the Secre

post, pp.839. tary of the Treasury for transfer from the Railroad Retirement 841,843,845. Account (hereafter termed 'Retirement Account') to the Federal Old. Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, interest for such fiscal year at the rate specified in subparagraph (D) on the amount determined under subparagraph (A) less the sum of all offsets made under subparagraph (C) (i).

"(C) (i) At the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1953, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Board and the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare shall determine the amount, if any, which if added to or subtracted from the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund would place such Fund in the same position in which it would have been if service as an employee after December

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