TN 78 (08-17)

GN 02402.220 Updating International Direct Deposit to the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR)

A. Policy for updating IDD to the MBR

International Direct Deposit (IDD) data is retained on the MBR in the same fields that are used to retain U.S. direct deposit information. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) creates a pseudo routing/transit number (RTN) for IDD by adding a two-digit prefix to the foreign bank/branch number. For some countries, part or all of the bank/branch number must be included in the Depositor Account Number (DAN). For countries included in multi-country contracts, the two-digit prefix identifies the processor bank, and the first character of the DAN is a letter that identifies the country. The exception is Greece, which is under a multi-country contract but has a separate two-digit prefix.

IMPORTANT: It is absolutely crucial to add this information:

  • use the correct RTN prefix code;

  • include the foreign bank information in the RTN and DAN fields; and

  • include the country letter for any country included in a multi-country contract, when this is shown in the chart at GN 02402.220B.2. in this section.

B. Description - International Direct Deposit (IDD) RTN prefix codes

1. Table - RTN prefix codes

The two-digit IDD RTN prefix is different for each country or contractor bank. The first digit of the prefix is always a “5,” “6,” or “7,” which identifies the payment method as IDD.

The two-position RTN prefix codes currently in use are as follows:

Prefix

Country/Contractor Bank

50

United Kingdom

51

Canada – Canadian dollar accounts.

(See 62 for U.S. dollar accounts.)

52

Germany

53

Norway

54

Ireland

55

Italy

56

France

57

Sweden

58

Spain

60

Portugal

61

Australia

62

Canada – U.S. dollar accounts.

(See “51” for Canadian dollar accounts.)

63

Mexico

64

Panama

65

Greece

66

Citibank Multi-country Contract 2

68

South Korea

68

Indonesia

70

Citibank Multi-country Contract

71

Bank of Scotland Multi-country Contract

2. Table - multi-country codes

The following table lists the multi-country codes currently in use. These countries, included under multi-country contracts, are identified by a combination of the two-digit prefix and the first character of the DAN.

Multi-Country Codes

  

Prefix

Letter

Country

66

A

Argentina

66

U

Colombia

66

Q

Croatia

66

C

Czech Republic

66

W

Dominica

66

K

Ghana

66

J

Jordan

66

G

Latvia

66

B

Brazil

66

R

Belize

66

P

Egypt

66

F

Estonia

66

E

Hungary

66

L

Iceland

66

I

India

66

Y

Japan (Yen accounts)

66

H

Lithuania

66

M

Luxembourg

66

O

Samoa

66

D

Slovakia

66

V

Slovenia

66

S

Singapore

66

T

Turkey

66

N

Nauru

68

O

Bangladesh

68

M

Bosnia Herzegovina

68

G

Bulgaria

68

E

Costa Rica

68

I

Ethiopia

68

A

Indonesia

68

N

Laos

68

C

Lebanon

68

L

Macedonia

68

J

Malaysia

68

D

Nigeria

68

T

Serbia

68

H

Sierra Leone

68

B

South Korea

68

S

Sri Lanka

68

F

Tunisia

70

U

Martinique

70

O

Bolivia

70

A

Anguilla

70

B

Antigua & Barbuda

70

D

Bahama Islands

70

E

Poland

70

F

Barbados

70

G

British Virgin Islands

70

H

Cayman Islands

70

J

Dominican Republic

70

K

Grenada

70

L

Haiti

70

M

Jamaica

70

N

Sint Maarten

70

P

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

70

R

Trinidad & Tobago

70

S

St. Lucia

70

T

St. Kitts & Nevis

70

Q

Peru

71

I

China

71

O

Cape Verde

71

S

Albania

71

E

Monaco

71

P

Pakistan

71

Q

Romania

71

C

San Marino

71

A

Austria

71

B

Belgium

71

D

Cyprus

71

F

Denmark

71

G

Finland

71

H

Hong Kong

71

J

Malta

71

K

Netherlands

71

L

New Zealand

71

M

South Africa

71

N

Switzerland

71

R

Israel

C. Process - routing of edits

All rejects relating to direct deposit actions transmitted through ITS.gov are routed to Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Edits relating to IDD actions transmitted by a Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) are sent to the Office of International Operations (OIO). If the FBU has access to IWS-LAN, the edits are routed to the transmitting office. Edits relating to IDD actions transmitted by a field office (FO) are sent to that office.

D. Policy - coding IDD for the MBR

The following chart shows the locations of coding instructions and enrollment forms for all IDD countries:

Country

IDD Coding and Enrollment Form

Anguilla

GN 02402.311

Albania

GN 02402.369

Antigua & Barbuda

GN 02402.312

Argentina

GN 02402.355

Austria

GN 02402.313

Australia

GN 02402.310

Bahama Islands

GN 02402.314

Bangladesh

GN 02402.390

Barbados

GN 02402.315

Belgium

GN 02402.316

Belize

GN 02402.362

Bolivia

GN 02402.370

Bosnia Herzegovina

GN 02402.388

Brazil

GN 02402.356

British Virgin Islands

GN 02402.317

Bulgaria

GN 02402.382

Canada

GN 02402.300

Cape Verde

GN 02402.371

Cayman Islands

GN 02402.318

China

GN 02402.372

Colombia

GN 02402.360

Costa Rica

GN 02402.380

Croatia

GN 02402.357

Cyprus

GN 02402.319

Czech Republic

GN 02402.358

Denmark

GN 02402.320

Dominica

GN 02402.364

Dominican Republic

GN 02402.321

Egypt

GN 02402.354

Estonia

GN 02402.345

Ethiopia

GN 02402.384

Finland

GN 02402.322

France

GN 02402.301

Germany

GN 02402.302

Ghana

GN 02402.359

Greece

GN 02402.339

Grenada

GN 02402.323

Haiti

GN 02402.324

Hungary

GN 02402.341

Hong Kong

GN 02402.325

Iceland

GN 02402.351

India

GN 02402.344

Indonesia

GN 02402.365

Ireland

GN 02402.303

Israel

GN 02402.337

Italy

GN 02402.304

Jamaica

GN 02402.326

Japan

GN 02402.343

Jordan

GN 02402.361

Laos

GN 02402.389

Latvia

GN 02402.373

Lebanon

GN 02402.378

Lithuania

GN 02402.347

Luxembourg

GN 02402.349

Macedonia

GN 02402.387

Malaysia

GN 02402.385

Malta

GN 02402.327

Martinique

GN 02402.374

Mexico

GN 02402.338

Monaco

GN 02402.367

Nauru

GN 02402.363

Netherlands

GN 02402.328

New Zealand

GN 02402.330

Nigeria

GN 02402.379

Norway

GN 02402.305

Pakistan

GN 02402.375

Panama

GN 02402.342

Peru

GN 02402.376

Poland

GN 02402.340

Portugal

GN 02402.306

Romania

GN 02402.377

Samoa

GN 02402.353

San Marino

GN 02402.368

Serbia

GN 02402.395

Sierra Leone

GN 02402.383

Singapore

GN 02402.352

Sint Maarten

GN 02402.329

Slovakia

GN 02402.348

Slovenia

GN 02402.350

South Africa