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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

How Long Does It Take to Get a Decision in a Disability Claim?

(Posted June 9, 2014)

Question 1137: What is the average length of time it takes the RRB to respond, either positively or negatively, to a disability claim?

Answer: It depends on the complexity of the case and on whether the RRB has to request additional medical evidence.

If you haven't heard in a reasonable amount of time (within 60 days), you should call the RRB at their toll-free number: (877) 772-5772.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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