To protect Title II beneficiaries and Title XVI recipients against unauthorized DD
or COA update, SSA developed the DDFP block web application. Technicians use the Intranet
Main Menu (iMain) to gain access to the Direct Deposit Auto-Enrollment Fraud Prevention
block application. The DDFP block prevents DD ENR updates, as well as, DD and COA
updates through my Social Security from updating to customers’ records.
A beneficiary, recipient, or representative payee may request a DDFP block for one
of two reasons: due to alleged fraud or as a preventive measure. Establishing a DDFP block, due to alleged fraud, involves a beneficiary’s, recipient’s,
or representative payee’s allegation of nonreceipt of benefits resulting from an unauthorized
direct deposit change or redirected payment. Establishing a DDFP block, as a preventive
measure, results from a beneficiary’s, recipient’s, or representative payee’s request
to protect his or her account against unauthorized DD or COA updates.
Establishing the DDFP block due either to alleged fraud or as a preventive measure
has the same systems functionality.
In addition to the Preventive Measure and Fraud Alleged DDFP block options, a third
option of “Agency-Initiated” is available, only for members of the Office of Anti-Fraud
Programs (OAFP) Division of Inquiries and Adjudications (DIA) team.