Amendments to Withdrawals of Applications and Voluntary Suspension of Benefits

Docket ID: SSA-2009-0073
Agency: Social Security Administration (SSA)

We modified our regulations to establish a 12-month time limit for the withdrawal of an old-age benefits application. We will also permit only one withdrawal per lifetime. These changes limit the voluntary suspension of benefits only to those benefits disbursed in future months.

RIN: 0960-AH07
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 404.313,20 CFR 404.640
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 402, 42 U.S.C. 402(i), 42 U.S.C. 402(j), 42 U.S.C. 402(o), 42 U.S.C. 402(p), 42 U.S.C. 402(r), 42 U.S.C. 403(a), 42 U.S.C. 403(b), 42 U.S.C. 405(a), 42 U.S.C. 416, 42 U.S.C. 416(i)(2), 42 U.S.C. 423, 42 U.S.C. 423(b), 42 U.S.C. 425, 42 U.S.C. 428(a) to 428(e), 42 U.S.C. 902(a)(5)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Undetermined
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Interim Final Rule12/08/201075 FR 76256
Interim Final Rule Effective12/08/2010
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End02/07/2011
Final Action02/00/2017
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: Withdrawals
Organization: Social Security Administration
Category: Title II - Non-Disability
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Title II--Federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Benefits

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Comment Period Closed
Feb 07, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 12/08/2010
ID: SSA-2009-0073-0001

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Agency Contact
Liz Calvo
Social Insurance Specialist
410 965-4200
Office of Income Security Programs, 6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Helen Droddy
Social Insurance Specialist, Regulations Writer
410 965-1483
Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance, 6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
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