Railroad Retirement Benefits
A Railroad Retirement Board Disability Lawyer Can Advise You on Your Rightful Benefits
Mike Murburg, P.A. concentrates its practice solely on disability law so we can devote our entire knowledge and resources to pursuing disability benefits for our clients. Our railroad retirement board disability lawyers have almost three decades of experience successfully handling Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) disability claims for clients in Florida and throughout the country.
We recognize that a disability places a tremendous hardship on your family. Medical bills, lost wages and a future of diminished earning capacity add stress to an already challenging situation. Our RRB disability lawyers evaluate which benefits you qualify for and take decisive action to recover payments at the highest amount as quickly as possible – helping you get back to financial stability.
Railroad Retirement Act
Railroad occupations are inherently dangerous and tend to have a higher incident of injury and illness than other types of jobs. For this reason, the Railroad Retirement Act includes crucial provisions that entitle railroad industry workers to disability payments for total and occupational disabilities. The 1934 legislation and its amendments provide for similar programs as the Social Security Act. However, the Railroad Retirement Act differs in key ways, including its benefits structure.
RRB Total Disability
RRB total disability is available to you at any age if you sustain a permanent, total disability and have worked in the railroad industry for at least 10 years, or in certain circumstances, five years.
The definition of total disability is the same under the RRB and Social Security programs. Total disability is a physical or mental impairment that prevents you from engaging in regular, gainful employment and has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death.
In addition to disability benefits, you may qualify for early Medicare before you reach age 65 if you have a total disability or you have chronic kidney disease.
RRB Occupational Disability
Occupational disability benefits may be available if you have a physical or mental impairment that prevents you from performing duties related to your regular railroad occupation, even if you are able to perform other types of jobs. You are eligible at any age if you have at least 20 years of employment and remain in a railroad industry job. You may also apply for benefits if you are between 60 years old and full retirement age and have at least 10 years of railroad industry employment.
Learn More About Railroad Retirement Board Disability Benefits
Mike Murburg, P.A. is committed to recovering the maximum possible benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board disability program. Our legal team will explain the RRB disability benefits you are entitled to at a free, no-risk consultation.
In addition, we do not charge lawyers’ fees or expenses unless we achieve a favorable result in your case. Our main office is located in Tampa, but we have offices and experienced lawyers working across the state.
Call our law firm at (813) 264-5363 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable, dedicated legal counsel.