When an alleged disabled number holder (NH) has earned 60 or more railroad service
months after 1995, or earned 120 or more railroad service months at any time, and
allegedly not filed an application with the RRB, take an application for SSA disability
benefits (if insured) or freeze (if uninsured).
Also, instruct the applicant to contact the nearest RRB field office (RRB FO) as provided
in DI 11050.030. Inform the NH that he or she should file an application with RRB to claim benefits
under the Railroad Retirement Act. An SSA application does not protect the filing
of an RRB life claim in all cases.