DI 33025.010 Career Railroad (RR) or Surviving Dependent RR Annuitant Cases - Disability Hearings Unit (DHU) Cases
A Career RR case involves a disability claim filed by a railroad worker who is eligible for or entitled to a Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) annuity. A worker with at least 120 months of creditable RR service (or at least 60 months after December 31, 1995), meets this requirement.
A dependent RR annuitant is someone who is eligible for or entitled to a survivor disability annuity with RRB and files a disability claim with SSA on another SSN. See Categories of Railroad (RR) Claims, DI 11050.005.
Career RR/Surviving Dependent RR annuitant cases are excluded from the jurisdiction of the State DDS.
Send RR cases involving reconsideration of medical cessations or reconsiderations of adverse reopening to Great Lakes Program Service Center (GLPSC-DPB):GLPSC-DPB
P.O. BOX 87755 – 3RD FLOOR
Chicago IL. 60680-0955
“Do Not Open in Mailroom”
Use DDS site code “V32”
If GLPSC-DPB cannot issue a fully favorable determination on either type of case, the Federal disability hearing officer (DHO) in the RO must conduct a disability hearing.
Determine DHU jurisdiction by the claimant's residence address and the RO that has jurisdiction of that Region.
GLPSC-DPB forwards the case to the RO-DHU for a Federal disability hearing.
GLPSC-DPB coordinates the Federal DHO decision with RRB.