Those proposed regulations to prevent people from withdrawing claims for Social Security retirement benefits after several years of receiving benefits has now cleared the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). A few people have done this in recent years and then filed a new claim for benefits in order to increase their monthly benefit amount. This has worked but if you withdraw a claim you have to pay back all the money you received. For some reason, the proposal was changed while at OMB. Expect to see this in the Federal Register in the near future.