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have completed twenty years of service or (ii) will have attained the age of sixty. The Board, with the cooperation of employers and employees, shall secure the establishment of standards determining the physical and mental conditions which permanently disqualify employees for work in the several occupations in the railroad industry, and the Board, employers, and employees shall cooperate in the promotion of the greatest practicable degree of uniformity in the standards applied by the several employers. An individual's condition shall be deemed to be disabling for work in his regular occupation if he will have been disqualified by his employer because of disability for service in his regular occupation in accordance with the applicable standards so established; if the employee will not have been so disqualified by his employer, the Board shall determine whether his condition is disabling for work in his regular occupation in accordance with the standards generally established; and, if the employee's regular occupation is not one with respect to which standards will have been established, the standards relating to a reasonably comparable occupation shall be used. If there is no such comparable occupation, the Board shall determine whether the employee's condition is disabling for work in his regular occupation by determining whether under the practices generally prevailing in industries in which such occupation exists such condition is a permanent disqualification for work in such occupation. For the purposes of this section, an employee's 'regular occupation shall be deemed to be the occupation in which he will have been engaged in more calendar months than the calendar months in which he will have been engaged in any other occupation during the last preceding five calendar years, whether or not consecutive, in each of which years he will have earned wages or salary, except that, if an employee establishes that during the last fifteen consecutive calendar years he will have been engaged in another occupation in one-half or more of all the months in which he will have earned wages or salary, he may claim such other occupation as his regular occupation; or

55. Individuals whose permanent physical or mental condition is such that they are unable to engage in any regular employment and who (i) have completed ten years of service, or (ii) have attained the age of sixty.

"Such satisfactory proof shall be made from time to time as prescribed by the Board, of the disability provided for in paragraph 4 or 5 and of the continuance of such disability (according to the standards applied in the establishment of such disability) until the employee attains the age of sixty-five. If the individual fails to comply with the requirements prescribed by the Board as to proof of the continuance of the disability until he attains the age of sixty-five years, his right to an annuity by reason of such disability shall, except for good cause shown to the Board, cease, but without prejudice to his rights to any subsequent annuity to which he may be entitled. If before attaining the age of sixty-five an employee in receipt of an annuity under paragraph 4 or 5 is found by the Board to be no longer disabled as provided in said paragraphs his annuity shall cease upon the last day of the month in which he ceases to be so disabled. An employee, in receipt of such annuity, who earns more than $75 in service for hire, or in self-employment, in each of any six consecutive calendar months, shall be deemed to cease to be so disabled in the last of such six months; and such employee shall report to the Board immediately all such service for hire, or such self-employment. If after cessation of his disability annuity the employee will have acquired additional years of service, such additional years of service may be credited to him with the same effect as if no annuity had previously been awarded to him.”

Sec. 206. Section 2 (b) is amended by substituting for “2 (b)” and “3” the numbers"4" and "5", respectively.

SEC. 207. Section 3 (b) (4) is amended by substituting for the portion of the sentence following "June 30, 19:37" the following: Wand after the end of the calendar year in which the individual attains the age of sixty-five”.

SEC. 208. Section 3 (c) is amended by substituting the phrase "paid to an employee with respect to” for the phrase "earned by an employee in”.

SEC. 209. Section 3 (c) is further amended by substituting for that portion of the subsection following the phrase “and (2)" the following: “the amount of compensation paid or attributable as paid to him with respect to each month of service before September 1941 as a station employee whose duties consisted of or included the carrying of passengers' hand baggage and otherwise assisting passengers at passenger stations and whose remuneration for service to the employer was, in whole or in substantial part, in the forms of tips, shall be the monthly average of the compensation paid to him as a station employee in his months of service in the period September 1940-August 1941: Provided, however, That where service in the period 1924–1931 in the one case, or in the period September 1910-August 1941 in the other case, is, in the judgment of the Board, insufficient to constitute a fair and equitable basis for determining the amount of compensation paid or attributable as paid to him in each month of service before 1937, or September 1941, respectively, the Board shall determine the amount of such compensation for each such month in such manner as in its judgment shall be fair and equitable. In computing the monthly compensation, no part of any month's compensation in excess of $300 shall be recognized.”

Sec. 210. Section 3 (e) is amended to read as follows:

6(e) In the case of an individual having a current connection with the railroad industry and not less than five years of service, the minimum annuity payable shall, before any reduction pursuant to subsection 2 (a) (3), be whichever of the following is the least: (1) $3 multiplied by the number of his years of service; or (2) $50; or (3) his monthly compensation.”

SEC. 211. Section 3 (f) is amended to read as follows:

“Annuity payments which will have become due an individual but will not yet have been paid at death shall be paid to the same individual or individuals who, in the event that a lump sum will have become payable pursuant to section 5 hereof upon such death, would be entitled to receive such lump sum, in the same manner as, and subject to the same limitations under which, such lump sum would be paid, except that, as determined by the Board, first, brothers and sisters of the deceased, and if there are none such, then grandchildren of the deceased, if living on the date of the determination, shall be

a entitled to receive payment prior to any payment being made for reimbursement of burial expenses. If there be no individual to whom payment can thus be made, such annuity payments shall escheat to the credit of the Railroad Retirement Account."

Sec. 212. Section 4 is repealed, section 3A is renumbered as section ' 4, subsections (h) and (m) of said section are repealed, and all references to section “JA” are changed to “4”.

SEC. 213. The heading preceding section 5, and section 5 are F! amended to read as follows:

“ANNUITIES AND LUMP SUMS FOR SURVIVORS

“Sec. 5. (a) Widow's INSURANCE ANNUITY.—A widow of a completely insured employee, who will have attained the age of sixty-five, shall be entitled during the remainder of her life or, if she remarries, then until remarriage to an annuity for each month equal to threefourths of such employee's basic amount.

“(b) Widow's CURRENT INSURANCE ANNUITY.–A widow of a completely or partially insured employee, who is not entitled to an annuity under subsection (a) and who at the time of filing an application for an annuity under this subsection will have in her care a child of such employee entitled to receive an annuity under subsection (c) shall be entitled to an annuity for each month equal to three-fourths of the employee's basic amount. Such annuity shall cease upon her death, upon her remarriage, when she becomes entitled to an annuity under subsection (a), or when no child of the deceased employee is entitled to receive an annuity under subsection (c), whichever occurs first.

"(c) Child's INSURANCE ANNUITY.-Every child of an employee who will have died completely or partially insured shall be entitled, for so long as such child lives and meets the qualifications set forth in paragraph (1) of subsection (1), to an annuity for each month equal to one-half of the employee's basic amount.

"(d) PARENT'S INSURANCE ANNUITY.-Each parent, sixty-five years of age or over, of a completely insured employee, who will have died leaving no widow and no child, shall be entitled, for life, or, if such parent remarries after the employee's death, then until such remarriage, to an annuity for each month equal to one-half of the employee's basic amount.

"(e) When there is more than one employee with respect to whose death a parent or child is entitled to an annuity for a month, such annuity shall be one-half of whichever employee's basic amount is greatest.

“(f) LUMP-SUM PAYMENT.–Upon the death, on or after January 1, 1947, of a completely or partially insured employee who will have died leaving no widow, child, or parent who would on proper application therefor be entitled to receive an annuity under this section for the month in which such death occurred, there shall be paid a lump sum of eight times the employee's basic amount to the following person (or if more than one there shall be distributed among them) whose relationship to the deceased employee will have been determined by the Board, and who will have been living on the date of such determination: to the widow or widower of the deceased; or, if no such widow or widower be then living, to any

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child or children of the deceased and to any other person or persons who, under the intestacy law of the State where the deceased will have been domiciled, will have been entitled to share as distributees with such children of the deceased, in such proportions as is provided by such law; or, if no widow or widower and no such child and no such other person be then living, to the parent or parents of the deceased, in equal shares. A person who is entitled to share as distributee with an above-named relative of the deceased shall not be precluded from receiving a payment under this subsection by reason of the fact that no such named relative will have survived the deceased or of the fact that no such named relative of the deceased will have been living on the date of such determination. If none of the persons described in this subsection be living on the date of such determination, such amount shall be paid to any person or persons, equitably entitled thereto, to the extent and in the proportions that he or they shall have paid the expenses of burial of the deceased. If a lump sum would be payable to a widow, child, or parent under this subsection except for the fact that a survivor will have been entitled to receive an annuity for the month in which the employee will have died, but within one year after the employee's death there will not have accrued to survivors of the employee, by reason of his death annuities which, after all deductions pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection (i) will have been made, are equal to such lump sum, a payment to any then surviving widow, children, or parents shall nevertheless be made under this subsection equal to the amount by which such lump sum exceeds such annuities so accrued after such deductions. No payment shall be made to any person under this subsection, unless application therefor shall have been filed, by or on behalf of any such person (whether or not legally competent), prior to the expiration of two years after the date of death of the deceased employee, except that if the deceased employee is a person to whom section 2 of the Act of March 7, 1942 (56 Stat. 143, 144), is applicable such two years shall run from the date on which the deceased employee, pursuant to said Act, is determined to be dead, and for all other purposes of this section such employee, so long as it does not appear that he is in fact alive, shall be deemed to have died on the date determined pursuant to said Act to be the date or presumptive date of death.

“(g) CORRELATION OF PAYMENTS.-(1) An individual, entitled on applying therefor to receive for a month before January 1, 1947, an insurance benefit under the Social Security Act on the basis of an employee's wages, which benefit is greater in amount than would be an annuity for such individual under this section with respect to the death of such employee, shall not be entitled to such annuity. An individual, entitled on applying therefor to any annuity or lump sum under this section with respect to the death of an employee, shall not be entitled to a lump-sum death payınent or, for a month beginning on or after January 1, 1947, to any insurance benefits under the Social Security Act on the basis of the wages of the same employee.

5(2) A widow or child, otherwise entitled to an annuity under this section, shall be entitled only to that part of such annuity for

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a month which exceeds the total of any retirement annuity, and insurance benefit under the Social Security Act to which such widow or child would be entitled for such month on proper application therefor. A parent, otherwise entitled to an annuity under this section, shall be entitled only to that part of such annuity for a month which exceeds the total of any other annuity under this section, retirement annuity, and insurance benefit under the Social Security Act to which such parent would be entitled for such month on proper application therefor.

"(h) MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM ANNUITY TOTALS.—Whenever according to the provisions of this section as to annuities, payable for a month with respect to the death of an employee, the total of annuities is more than $20 and exceeds either (a) $120, or (b) an amount equal to twice such employee's basic amount, or with respect to employees other than those who will have been completely insured solely by virtue of subsection (1) (7) (iii), such total exceeds (c) an amount equal to 80 per centum of his average monthly remuneration, which

ever of such amounts is least, such total of annuities shall, prior to 1 any dcductions under subsection (i), be reduced to such least amount

or to $20, whichever is greater. Whenever such total of annuities is I less than $10, such total shall, prior to any deductions under subsection (i), be increased to $10.

"(i) DEDUCTIONS FROM ANNUITIES.-(1) Deductions shall be made from any payments under this section to which an individual is entitled, until the total of such deductions equals such individual's annuity or annuities under this section for any month in which such individual

“(i) will have rendered compensated service within or without the United States to an employer;

“(ii) will have rendered service for wages of not less than $25;

“(iii) if a child under eighteen and over sixteen years of age, will have failed to attend school regularly and the Board finds that attendance will have been feasible; or

“(iv) if a widow otherwise entitled to an annuity under subsection (b) will not have had in her care a child of the deceased

employee entitled to receive an annuity under subsection (c); “(2) The total of deductions for all events described in paragraph (1) occurring in the same month shall be limited to the amount of such individual's annuity or annuities for that month. Such individual (or anyone in receipt of an annuity in his behalf) shall report to the Board the occurrence of any event described in paragraph (1).

“(3) Deductions shall also be made from any payments under this section with respect to the death of an employee until such deductions total

“(i) any death benefit, paid with respect to the death of such employee, under sections 5 of the Retirement Acts (other than a survivor annuity pursuant to an election);

“(ii) any lump sum paid, with respect to the death of such employee, under title II of the Social Security Act, or under section 203 of the Social Security Act in force prior to the date of the Social Security Act Amendments of 1939;

“(iii) any lump sum paid to such employee under section 204 of the Social Security Act in force prior to the date of the enact

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