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Title 20Chapter IISubchapter BPart 220


TITLE 20—Employees' Benefits

CHAPTER II—RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD

SUBCHAPTER B—REGULATIONS UNDER THE RAILROAD RETIREMENT ACT

PART 220—DETERMINING DISABILITY

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Subpart A—GENERAL

§220.1
Introduction of part.
§220.2
The basis for the Board's disability decision.
§220.3
Determinations by other organizations and agencies.
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Subpart B—GENERAL DEFINITIONS OF TERMS USED IN THIS PART

§220.5
Definitions as used in this part.
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Subpart C—DISABILITY UNDER THE RAILROAD RETIREMENT ACT FOR WORK IN AN EMPLOYEE'S REGULAR RAILROAD OCCUPATION

§220.10
Disability for work in an employee's regular railroad occupation.
§220.11
Definitions as used in this subpart.
§220.12
Evidence considered.
§220.13
Establishment of permanent disability for work in regular railroad occupation.
§220.14
Weighing of evidence.
§220.15
Effects of work on occupational disability.
§220.16
Responsibility to notify the Board of events which affect disability.
§220.17
Recovery from disability for work in the regular occupation.
§220.18
The reentitlement period.
§220.19
Payment of the disability annuity during the trial work period and the reentitlement period.
§220.20
Notice that an annuitant is no longer disabled.
§220.21
Initial evaluation of a previous occupational disability.
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Subpart D—DISABILITY UNDER THE RAILROAD RETIREMENT ACT FOR ANY REGULAR EMPLOYMENT

§220.25
General.
§220.26
Disability for any regular employment, defined.
§220.27
What is needed to show an impairment.
§220.28
How long the impairment must last.
§220.29
Work that is considered substantial gainful activity.
§220.30
Special period required for eligibility of widow(er)s.
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Subpart E—DISABILITY DETERMINATIONS GOVERNED BY THE REGULATIONS OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

§220.35
Introduction.
§220.36
Period of disability.
§220.37
When a child's disability determination is governed by the regulations of the Social Security Administration.
§220.38
When a widow(er)'s disability determination is governed by the regulations of the Social Security Administration.
§220.39
Disability determination for a surviving divorced spouse or remarried widow(er).
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Subpart F—EVIDENCE OF DISABILITY

§220.45
Providing evidence of disability.
§220.46
Medical evidence.
§220.47
Purchase of existing medical evidence.
§220.48
If the claimant fails to submit medical or other evidence.
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Subpart G—CONSULTATIVE EXAMINATIONS

§220.50
Consultative examinations at the Board's expense.
§220.51
Notice of the examination.
§220.52
Failure to appear at a consultative examination.
§220.53
When the Board will purchase a consultative examination and how it will be used.
§220.54
When the Board will not purchase a consultative examination.
§220.55
Purchase of consultative examinations at the reconsideration level.
§220.56
Securing medical evidence at the hearings officer hearing level.
§220.57
Types of purchased examinations and selection of sources.
§220.58
Objections to the designated physician or psychologist.
§220.59
Requesting examination by a specific physician, psychologist or institution—hearings officer hearing level.
§220.60
Diagnostic surgical procedures.
§220.61
Informing the examining physician or psychologist of examination scheduling, report content and signature requirements.
§220.62
Reviewing reports of consultative examinations.
§220.63
Conflict of interest.
§220.64
Program integrity.
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Subpart H—EVALUATION OF DISABILITY

§220.100
Evaluation of disability for any regular employment.
§220.101
Evaluation of mental impairments.
§220.102
Non-severe impairment(s), defined.
§220.103
Two or more unrelated impairments—initial claims.
§220.104
Multiple impairments.
§220.105
Initial evaluation of a previous disability.
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Subpart I—MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS

§220.110
Medically disabled.
§220.111
[Reserved]
§220.112
Conclusions by physicians concerning the claimant's disability.
§220.113
Symptoms, signs, and laboratory findings.
§220.114
Evaluation of symptoms, including pain.
§220.115
Need to follow prescribed treatment.
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Subpart J—RESIDUAL FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY

§220.120
The claimant's residual functional capacity.
§220.121
Responsibility for assessing and determining residual functional capacity.
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Subpart K—VOCATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

§220.125
When vocational background is considered.
§220.126
Relationship of ability to do work and residual functional capacity.
§220.127
When the only work experience is arduous unskilled physical labor.
§220.128
Age as a vocational factor.
§220.129
Education as a vocational factor.
§220.130
Work experience as a vocational factor.
§220.131
Work which exists in the national economy.
§220.132
Physical exertion requirements.
§220.133
Skill requirements.
§220.134
Medical-vocational guidelines in appendix 2 of this part.
§220.135
Exertional and nonexertional limitations.
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Subpart L—SUBSTANTIAL GAINFUL ACTIVITY

§220.140
General.
§220.141
Substantial gainful activity, defined.
§220.142
General information about work activity.
§220.143
Evaluation guides for an employed claimant.
§220.144
Evaluation guides for a self-employed claimant.
§220.145
Impairment-related work expenses.
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Subpart M—DISABILITY ANNUITY EARNINGS RESTRICTIONS

§220.160
How work for a railroad employer affects a disability annuity.
§220.161
How work affects an employee disability annuity.
§220.162
Earnings report.
§220.163
Employee penalty deductions.
§220.164
Employee end-of-year adjustment.
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Subpart N—TRIAL WORK PERIOD AND REENTITLEMENT PERIOD FOR ANNUITANTS DISABLED FOR ANY REGULAR EMPLOYMENT

§220.170
The trial work period.
§220.171
The reentitlement period.
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Subpart O—CONTINUING OR STOPPING DISABILITY DUE TO SUBSTANTIAL GAINFUL ACTIVITY OR MEDICAL IMPROVEMENT

§220.175
Responsibility to notify the Board of events which affect disability.
§220.176
When disability continues or ends.
§220.177
Terms and definitions.
§220.178
Determining medical improvement and its relationship to the annuitant's ability to do work.
§220.179
Exceptions to medical improvement.
§220.180
Determining continuation or cessation of disability.
§220.181
The month in which the Board will find that the annuitant is no longer disabled.
§220.182
Before a disability annuity is stopped.
§220.183
Notice that the annuitant is not disabled.
§220.184
If the annuitant becomes disabled by another impairment(s).
§220.185
The Board may conduct a review to find out whether the annuitant continues to be disabled.
§220.186
When and how often the Board will conduct a continuing disability review.
§220.187
If the annuitant's medical recovery was expected and the annuitant returned to work.
Appendix
Appendix 1 to Part 220 [Reserved]
Appendix
Appendix 2 to Part 220—Medical-Vocational Guidelines
Appendix
Appendix 3 to Part 220—Railroad Retirement Board Occupational Disability Standards


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