DI 33025.010: Career Railroad (RR) or Surviving Dependent RR Annuitant Cases - Disability Hearings Unit (DHU) Cases
Effective Dates: 10/04/2007 - Present BASIC (10-07)
- 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 FLOORChicago 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.
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