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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.
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