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What is the “waiting period” for Railroad Retirement Benefits?

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The typical wait for an RRB claim to be adjudicated is about five months. Then you should know at five months whether or not you’ve been accepted or rejected. After that point in time, if you’re rejected, then you need to file a request for reconsideration. If you’re denied on reconsideration, you need to file a request for hearing. This is something an attorney who is experienced in the RRB claims knows how to do and how to word it. They also will know how to prepare your case and submit it to the RRB to make it easy for them to give you a favorable adjudication on the claim.