Can I withdraw my Social Security retirement claim and reapply later to increase my benefit amount?

Unexpected changes may occur after you apply to start your Social Security retirement benefits. If you change your mind, you may be able to withdraw your Social Security claim and re-apply at a future date. However, you must do this within 12 months of your original retirement.

See Retirement Planner: If You Change Your Mind for more information.

When you’re ready to apply for retirement benefits, use our online retirement application, the quickest, easiest, and most convenient way to apply.

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  • Date Created: 03/27/2014
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