UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD
OMB NO. 3220-0005
Section 1 – Identifying Information
NOTICE OF DEATH AND
SERVICE NEEDED FOR ELIGIBILITY
1. Social Security No.
2. Railroad Name and Address
3. Name of Deceased Employee
4. BA No.
6. Date Last Worked
5. Payroll Number
or Paid for Time Lost
7. Date of Birth
8. Date of Death
9. Date Released
Paperwork Reduction Act Notice
The Railroad Retirement Board's (RRB) authority for requesting this information is Section 7(b)(6) of the Railroad Retirement Act
(RRA) (45 U.S.C. 231f(b)(6)). The information requested is used by the RRB to determine a person’s eligibility for a survivor benefit
under Section 2 of the RRA (45 U.S.C. Sec. 231a).
We estimate this form takes an average of 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing the instructions, getting the
needed data, and reviewing the completed form. Federal agencies may not conduct or sponsor, and respondents are not required to
respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB number. If you wish, send any comments regarding the
accuracy of our estimate or any other aspect of this form, including suggestions for reducing the completion time, to the Associate
Chief Information Officer for Policy and Compliance, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611-1275.
Section 2 - Employer Instructions
The survivor(s) of the deceased employee has filed for benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA). The applicant provided
the information shown in Items 6 and 8. Verification of the lag service is required for eligibility to the survivor benefit.
Complete Item 10 below only if the date in Item 6 differs from the date on your records.
Always complete Items 11 and 13.
Fax this form to (312) 751-7129 or mail it to the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, Retirement and Survivor Benefits Division
– Survivor Initial Section, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago IL 60611-1275, within 10 days of the date released by the
RRB. The survivor cannot be awarded an annuity until we receive this information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This employee’s service months and compensation must also be included on your Form BA-3, Annual Report
of Creditable Compensation. Do not report service months after the date of death. If you have any questions, refer to the “Reporting
Instructions to Employers” or telephone the Quality Reporting Service Center at (312) 751-4992.
10. Date Employee Last Worked or Paid for Time Lost on Your Records
11. Indicate with an “X,” months the employee had service. The “Current Year” refers to the year shown in Item 6. “Prior Year” is
the year before. If this form will be submitted before your annual report for the prior year, complete items about the prior year as
well. Do not report service months after the date in Item 8.
Section 3 - Employer Certification
13. I understand that civil and criminal penalties can be imposed against me for false or fraudulent statements or for withholding
information to misrepresent a fact material to determining a right to payment under the Railroad Retirement Act. I certify that, to
the best of my knowledge, the information which I have given is true, complete, and correct.
Signature of Certifying Officer
Title of Certifying Officer
Form AA-12 (01-19)
|File Title||AA-12 (01-19)|
|Subject||Form Approved OMB No. 3220-0005|
|Author||U.S. Railroad Retirement Board|