TN 99 (04-18)
GN 02402.205 Direct Deposit Enrollment Outside of the United States
A. Direct deposit mass enrollment
Special mass enrollment operations occur the first year international direct deposit (IDD) is available in a particular country. Mass enrollment also occurs when the Regional Federal Benefits Officer (RFBO) wants to increase direct deposit use. During mass enrollment, beneficiaries residing in a particular country receive:
an enrollment form designed for that country;
a pre-addressed return envelope; and
a message describing the benefits of direct deposit and the contact information for direct deposit changes or problems.
A beneficiary can find out more information about IDD on our website or by sending a request for information to:Social Security Administration
Office of Earnings and International Operations
Division of International Operations
P.O. Box 17769
Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7769
B. General enrollment of direct deposit
Beneficiaries must submit IDD requests via a signup form developed for that country or any document containing required banking information. IDD enrollment forms are available for each country. For more information, see GN 02402.220D.
Technicians in the federal benefits unit (FBU) can print an IDD enrollment form for a beneficiary upon request. The beneficiary completes the form and submits the form to the FBU or the Office of Earnings and International Operations (OEIO) for processing.
Processing components input the direct deposit data on the beneficiary’s Title II record that are not a part of mass enrollments. The processing component offices are:
C. Obtaining direct deposit information for initial claims
During the initial claim interview, the FBU or border FO obtains direct deposit information when:
The technician codes the information and includes it within the initial claims package using the procedure provided in the chart.
the beneficiary has either an account at an FI in an IDD country with that country’s currency or an account at a United States FI
the beneficiary does not have an account
Explain the benefits of having IDD.
GN 02402.001 Direct Deposit as a Form of Electronic Payment
GN 02402.005 Direct Deposit Information for All Types of Interviews
GN 02402.200 List of International Direct Deposit (IDD) Countries
GN 02402.201 Background and Policy for Direct Deposit Outside the United States
GN 02402.220 Updating International Direct Deposit to the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR)