20 CFR 404.640 - Withdrawal of an application.
(a)Request for withdrawal filed before a determination is made. An application may be withdrawn before we make a determination on it if -
(2) The claimant is alive at the time the request is filed.
(b)Request for withdrawal filed after a determination is made. An application may be withdrawn after we make a determination on it if -
(1) The conditions in paragraph (a) of this section are met;
(2) Any other person whose entitlement would be rendered erroneous because of the withdrawal consents in writing to it. Written consent for the person may be given by someone who could sign an application for him or her under § 404.612; and
(i) The request for withdrawal is filed within 12 months of the first month of entitlement; and
(4) The conditions in paragraphs (b) (2) and (3) of this section are met.
(d)Effect of withdrawal. If we approve a request to withdraw an application, the application will be considered as though it was never filed. If we disapprove a request for withdrawal, the application is treated as though the request was never filed.