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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Average Length of Time RRB Takes To Decide Disability Cases

(Posted December 19,2010)

Question 785: How long does it take for the RRB to decide if I'm disabled?

Answer: According to the latest figures reported by the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), as of May 2010, the average number of days between filing a disability claim and when a decision is made is 247 days.

You may qualify for Sickness Insurance payments until the RRB makes a decision on your claim. If you are granted a Disability Annuity, the Sickness Insurance payments will be recovered from your first annuity payment.


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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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