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Railroad Employee Retirement Benefits

Railroad Retirement Benefit Claim Attorneys in California

Disability Benefits for U.S. Railroad Workers

Individuals who have worked for the railroads in the United States are covered by the United States Railroad Retirement Board's disability benefits program. Your injury does not have to be work-related, but it must be work-disabling. If you cannot continue to perform your job because of a disability, you may be entitled to railroad retirement benefits.

Unfortunately, many people who apply for benefits without the help of an experienced disability lawyer have their claims denied. At the law firm of Judith S. Leland, we have helped California railroad employees obtain disability benefits since 1976. Our success is highlighted by the fact that we have never had a railroad retirement benefits case go to court. While our past success is not a guarantee of future results, we will put the same determination and hard work into your case as we have in our many successful cases.

To speak with a California railroad retirement benefit claims attorney, contact our law offices today. With offices in Downey, Orange and Ontario, we serve clients throughout Southern California.

Railroad Retirement Claims Process

The Railroad Retirement Claims process is almost identical to the Social Security Disability process. Our California disability attorneys can help you at all stages, including:

  • Applying for disability benefits: We help eligible individuals file disability applications with the Railroad Retirement Board
  • Reconsideration: If your claim was denied, we can request reconsideration with the Railroad Retirement Board.
  • Disability Hearing: We represent clients whose applications have been denied at hearings before a Railroad Retirement Board Hearing Officer. While the hearing officers are all located in Chicago, hearings are scheduled in various areas throughout the country, including Orange County.
  • Appeals: If your railroad employee retirement application is again denied at the disability hearing, we will work up the appeals ladder, appealing your case with the Railroad Retirement Board and, if necessary, bringing it to federal district court.

Free Attorney Consultation - No Fees Unless We Win

To schedule an appointment with an experienced California railroad retirement benefit claims lawyer, call 1-562-219-4156 or toll free at 1-866-764-0321, or fill out our simple contact form. There are no consultation fees and we charge no attorney's fee unless we help you obtain benefits.