This section contains information that will help you to complete your application correctly. Included are the requirements you must meet to receive an annuity. You may file your application up to three months before your annuity beginning date.
Booklet RB-3, Furnishing Evidence to Support Your Claim, explains acceptable evidence for proofs required to process your annuity application. Shorten the processing time for your annuity application by submitting proof of your date of birth and military service to your local Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) office now, even if you will not file your application within three months. Whenever sending documents to the RRB, always include your name, social security number, and daytime telephone number where you can be reached.
We recommend that you read this booklet and booklet RB-3 before you file your annuity application.