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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Payment of Disability Annuities

(Posted October 27, 2014)

Question 1203: How long does it take to get disability? I have been waiting for six months.

Answer: There is a six-month waiting period before your disability payments begin. If you have been notified that your Disability Annuity has been granted, the letter should have indicated when you will receive your first annuity payment.

If your disability application is still pending, I suggest that you call the Railroad Retirement Board for the current status of your claim. Their toll-free number is (877) 772-5772.


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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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