When do the 12 months to re-do an application begin?

Published: July 19, 2021

Full question: For the 12 months to re-do application, I am confused about exactly when it starts. Count from the first month retirees start collecting benefits or from the first month of applying?


If you change your mind about starting your benefits, you can cancel your application for up to 12 months after you became entitled to retirement benefits.

When applying for benefits, you will request them to start in a certain month, the entitlement month, and your first check will be paid the following month. The application process may begin up to 4 months prior to when you want to receive your first check, which is three months prior to your entitlement month.

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