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AUTOMATIC DISABILITY INSURANCE FOR RAIL MEMBERS

The Voluntary Short-Term Disability (VSTD) plan is self-funded by SMART and administered by Southern Benefits Administrators, Inc.

The SMART short term disability plan provides a basic “safety net” of coverage for SMART TD members and was designed to work in combination with Railroad Retirement sickness benefits.

The maximum weekly VSTD benefit will increase from $400 to $450 effective January 1, 2017.

DIPP

SMART Discipline Income Protection Program: It Pays.

Off Assignment Claim:

EXAMPLE OF CLAIM LANGUAGE:
CLAIM 100 MILE  BASIC DAY  PENALTY FOR BEING REQUIRED TO RUN OFF ASSIGNMENT. CALLED ON DUTY AS A (POSITION) FROM (BOARD/POOL, SPACE) WORKING ON THE (TRAIN ID, WITH ENGINE #), ON DUTY AT __________ AT (TIME & DATE). CREW WAS INSTRUCTED BY (TITLE, NAME, OR DOCUMENT GIVING INSTRUCTIONS) TO GO BEYOND THE ASSIGNED BULLETIN LIMITS. CREW LEFT ASSIGNED TERRITORY AT (STATION AND /OR MP) AT (DATE & TIME), WORKED BETWEEN (MP & MP) , AND RETURNED TO ASSIGNED BULLETIN LIMITS OF (POOL/JOB ID) AT (DATE &TIME).

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: CALL SHEET, NOTES YOU MADE SHOWING ALL TIMES AND LOCATIONS, COPIES OF WORK ORDERS SHOWING ANY WORK DONE OFF ASSIGNED TERRITORY IF AVAILABLE.  FRA REPORT(SHOW DH TO OR FROM OA POINT) THIS IS A CRITICAL DOCUMENT, IT MUST ACCURATELY ILLUSTRATE THE OFF-ASSIGNMENT MOVE.
NOTE: POOL CREWS USED OFF ASSIGNMENT GET 130 MILES. ALL OTHER CREWS GET 100 MILES.