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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Finding an Attorney to Handle Appeal of RRB Decision

(Posted July 2, 2000)

Question 54: My Mother is appealing an RRB decision to the three member Board. She was advised to get an attorney to repersent her before the Board. We can't find an attorney who has experience with Railroad Retirement cases. Can you recommend anyone?

Answer: I suggest you contact the local bar association and ask them for names of attorneys with railroad retirement plan experience. If there are none, then ask for attorneys with experience handling Social Security or unemployment compensation cases.

By the way, you are not required to have an attorney in order to appeal and RRB decision.


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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