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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Filing For Disabled Child's Annuity

(Posted December 1, 2011)

Question 840: How long does the application process take for a disabled child's claim? The child will be taken care of by the spouse of the retired rail worker. The application was submitted in July 2011.The child has been disabled since birth.

Answer: It may take the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) several months to secure the necessary evidence to evaluate the child's medical condition.

You should contact the RRB and ask for the status of their work and how long it will be until they can make a decision on the application.


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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