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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Getting Information on RRB Plans for Reproccessing 60/30 Cases

(Posted January 11, 2002)

Question 152: I retired in March 2001 on a reduced 60/30. I understand that I need to cancel that claim and reapply for the new full 60/30 benefit.

I can't seem to get any information from the local RRB office on when I can start the reapplication process. I last talked to the RRB on 12/27/01 and they told me that hadn't recieved final instructions from their Chicago headquarters. What should I do?

Answer: First read my answers to Q&As 143, 144, 145, 147, 148 and 149. They should give you a good overview of how the reapplication process will work.

I suggest you call the local RRB office again to see if final instruction are now available. If the RRB office still is not in position to tell you where and when you can begin the reapplication process, ask them to call you back when they are ready. Give them until February 1. Then call them again!

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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