This section describes how to code bank data for direct deposit of Title II benefits
to a bank in the United Kingdom (UK). The bank data will be stored on the MBR in the
same fields as are used for U.S. direct deposit. Special coding identifies the data
as U.K. direct deposit and allows benefit payments to be routed through the Federal
Reserve Bank of Kansas City (FRBKC) and the processor bank in the United Kingdom (UK)
to the beneficiary's FI.
If the account is in a branch in Northern Ireland, you will need to follow the procedure in GN 02402.309C. However, if the account is in a branch in the Republic of Ireland, you will need the procedures in GN 02402.303.
The data for coding may come from a signup form for U.K. (see GN 02402.309E.) or from the equivalent information received by mail, phone, fax, or E-mail.
NOTE: U.S. domestic (i.e., non-border) field offices (FOs) should not attempt to process
an IDD request for this country. U.S. domestic FOs must forward all appropriate information
to the Office of Earnings and International Operations, Division of International
Operations (OEIO, DIO) for processing (For more information on forwarding IDD information,
see GN 02402.205C, GN 01010.255, and GN 01702.310C).