77 Stat. 222. 45 USC 353. 45 USC 354.
45 USC 360.
PUBLIC LAW 90-257-FEB. 15» 1968
of sickness"; (iii) by inserting after "for, unemployment" in the second proviso the following: "or sickness (clepending on the type of benefit rights exhausted)"; (iv) by inserting after "compensable days of unemployment" in the second proviso the following: "or days of sickness, as the case may be,"; (v) by inserting after "first day of unemployment" in the schedule in the second proviso the following: "or sickness, as the case may be,"; (vi) by inserting after the words "days of unemployment" in the schedule in the second proviso the following: "or days of sickness"; (vii) by striking out "leave work without good cause or voluntarily retire" from the second sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "retire and (in a case involving unemployment) did not voluntarily leave work without good cause"; (viii) by inserting after "unemployment," in the second sentence, the following: "or fourteen or more consecutive days of sickness,"; (ix) by inserting after the words "such unemployment", wherever they appear in the last sentence, the following: "or sickness"; and (x) by adding the following two sentences at the end of such section: "Notwithstanding the other provisions of this subsecl hxa, an extended benefit period for sickness benefits shall terminate on the day next preceding the date on which the employee attains age 65, except that it may continue for the purpose of the payment of unemployment benefits; and, in the case of a succeeding benefit year beginning in accordance with the next preceding sentence by reason of sickness, such sentence shall not operate to l>ermit the payment of benefits in the period provided for in such sentence for any day of sickness beginning with the day on which age 65 is attained and continuing througli the day preceding the first day of the next succeeding general benefit year. For purposes of this subsection and section 10(h), the Board may rely on evidence of age available in its records and files at the time determinations of age are made." SEC. 203. Section 3 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act is amended by striking out "$750" and inserting in lieu thereof "$1,000". SEC. 204. (a) Section 4 ( a - l) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act is amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(iii) if he is paid a separation allowance, any of the days in the period beginning with the day following his separation from service and continuing for that number of consecutive fourteenday periods which is equal, or most nearly equal, to the amount of the separation allowance divided (i) by ten times his last daily rate of compensation prior to his separation if he normally worl^ five days a week, (ii) by twelve times such rate if he normally works six days a week, and (iii) by fourteen times such rate if.he normally works seven days a week;". (b) Section 4(a-2)(i) of such Act is amended by striking out from paragraph (A) thereof "$750" and inserting in lieu thereof "$1,000". gj,(3 205. Section 10 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act is amended by inserting in subsection (a) thereof before "; (iii)" the following: "and pursuant to subsection (h) of this section", and by inserting at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(jj) At the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Board shall determine the amount, if any, which, if added to the railroad unemployment' insurance account, would place such account in the same position it would have been in at the close of such fiscal year if every employee who had been paid benefits in the fiscal year for days of sickness in an extended benefit eriod under the first sentence of section 2(c), or in a 'succeeding enefit year' begun in accordance with the second sentence of section 2 (c), and who upon application therefor would have been entitled to a disability annuity under section 2(a) of the Railroad Retire-