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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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