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Effective Date: 




Updated: 10/2002



To request information from the Railroad Retirement Board regarding the amount of an applicant/recipient's benefits.



Number of Copies

The worker completes an original and one copy of Form 1026.



The worker sends the original to the Railroad Retirement Board and keeps the duplicate in the case record. Attach Form 0003, Authorization to Furnish Information, (signed by the applicant, recipient, or responsible person) to the original. If the worker does not know the regional office address, he sends the original to Railroad Retirement Board, 844 Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611.


Form Retention

Form 1026 is kept in the case record for three years after the recipient's eligibility is denied.


Detailed Instructions

To — Enter the address of the regional office of the Railroad Retirement Board.

From — Enter the worker's name and local office mailing address.

Applicant/Recipient Information — Enter the retiree's name, address, payee name if different, Railroad Retirement Claim number and Social Security number.

The worker signs the form and enters the date and his telephone number. A Railroad Retirement Board representative completes the other items on the form.