After the RRB receives your completed application and all the needed evidence, we will decide if you are entitled to disability benefits.
If we decide you cannot receive disability benefits, the RRB will send you a notice explaining why we made that decision and what you can do if you disagree with our decision.
If you can receive disability benefits, you will receive a notice that shows the amount of your monthly payments and other information about your benefits.
Sometimes we cannot make a decision on your application without additional information. If this is the case, you will be contacted by an RRB representative by telephone or mail. You may be asked to send us additional forms, proofs, or statements that are needed. You may also be asked to report for a medical examination.
Unless you receive a request for additional information, we will notify you of our decision about your application in 4 months or less. If you do not hear from us within that time, contact the nearest RRB office.