Effective December 8, 2010, we established a 12-month time limit for the withdrawal
of a RIB application. A claimant, or proper applicant on the claimant's behalf, may
request a WD of their adjudicated RIB claim within 12 months of the current date of
entitlement (DOEC). For all other benefit claims a claimant, proper applicant, or
beneficiary may request a WD at any time.
The 12-month time limit begins the first month after the current DOEC and ends on
the last day of the 12th month.
EXAMPLE: If the DOEC were April 2013, then the 12–month time limit would expire the last day
of April 2014.
NOTE: Exceptions to this rule are WD request before adjudication and a conditional WD requests.
For more information about WD request before adjudication, refer to GN 00206.011; for information about Conditional WD, refer to GN 0206.055.