OIO has jurisdiction over all foreign residency RR disability claims and related issues
when the claimant:
Meets the time period and foreign residency criteria. (See Sending Cases to Office
of Central Operations/Office of International Operations (OCO/OIO) - DI 11010.275 or Foreign Claims Development - GN 00904.200) and
Has 120 months of creditable RR service (or 60 months of creditable RR service after
December 31, 1995) under the Railroad Retirement Act; or
Was awarded an annuity by the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) regardless of the amount
of RR service.
OIO is responsible for RR claims filed under the International Social Security Agreements
(totalization). See Sending Cases to Office of Central Operations/Office of International
Operations (OCO/OIO) - DI 11010.275.
For instructions for processing Career RR cases, see Railroad Cases – DI 11050.000 and Processing Career Railroad Cases - DI 44001.000 .