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Are you still working? If you are and earn a significant wage (more than $15,720 for the year) you should under no circumstances apply for social security before full retirement age. At full retirement age, this penalty will no longer apply and you can earn an unlimited amount of money through work. Before that time, you will be penalized $1 for every $2 over $15,720. Before even think about filing, you need to answer that question.
Has it been within 12 months of your initial filing?
You filed on September 22 of this year?
"You may cancel a request to withdraw an application if you file a written request at a proper place (see §1505), and the claimant is alive at the time you file the request for cancellation. For a cancellation request received after we approved the withdrawal, you must file the request no later than 60 days after the date of the notice of approval." See link: https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.15/handbook-1515.html
See link for form to withdraw: https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ssa-521.pdf
You will have to repay any amounts paid to you from SS but you will not get the early retirement penalty and can re-file if approved for withdrawal of application when you have less income. This would probably be a good thing for you to consider. There is not a blackout period but it is recommended that you file your application at least 60 days in advance of when you would like to receive your benefits (I would recommend 3 months).
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No, you need to mail them the form I linked and cannot do it online. See SSA link for more detailed information: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/withdrawal.html
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