Social Security Benefits; Withdrawing an Application
While withdrawing an application for either Social Security disability benefits or Social Security Retirement benefits is rare, certain circumstances can present where withdrawal of an application is the better course of action for an individual.
For example, John turns 62 and files an application for Old Age Benefits (Retirement Insurance Benefits), commonly referred to as “Early Retirement”. He is working at the time he elects to file for retirement benefits. Three months later, he has an accident where he sustains injury to his back and neck. His injuries from his back and neck will prevent him from working for the rest of his life. In this situation, John has the option to withdraw his application for retirement benefits and file for Social Security disability benefits, which will likely result in a higher monthly benefit than the reduced early retirement benefit. This option is made possible through the rule allowing withdrawal of an application.
Our firm has been practicing Social Security Disability Law since 1994. If your claim for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied, it is crucial you appeal the Social Security disability denial within 60 days. As a Tampa Social Security Law Firm, we will do everything in our power to keep you from losing out on disability benefits you deserve. For more information on the Social Security Disability process, please browse our pages:
1. The Social Security Disability application
2. Filing a Request for Reconsideration
3. Filing a Request for Hearing
4. The Five Step Sequential Evaluation Process
5. The difference between Social Security Disability vs. Supplemental Security Income
6. How Social Security has changed the claims handling process.
We would be happy to answer questions regarding you Social Security disability claim. Call for a free consultation.