TN 31 (01-08)

GN 02402.320 Coding Danish Bank Data for the MBR

A. Introduction

1. Coding Danish Bank Data

This section describes how to code bank data for direct deposit of Title II benefits to a financial institution (FI) in Denmark. 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 Danish International Direct Deposit (IDD) and allows benefit payments to be routed through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (FRBKC) and the processor bank in Denmark to the beneficiary's FI in Denmark.

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).

2. Where to Obtain Data

The data for coding may come from a check, a signup form for Denmark (see GN 02402.320E.), or the equivalent information received by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail.

NOTE: If upon receipt of the information, there are any discrepancies, follow instructions in GN 00203.020 and GN 02402.025.

3. Multi-country Contract

The processor bank in Denmark will have a prefix of 71 at the beginning of the routing number (RTN) and an assigned letter in the first position of the Depositor Account Number (DAN). The letter assigned for Denmark is “F.”

B. Description - Danish Bank Data

Danish bank data consists of a total of 14 digits, as follows:

  • A bank code/registration number of 4 digits, and

  • An account number of 10 digits.

On the signup form, the bank code/registration number will be the first 4 digits.

The Account Number of 10 digits will follow.

C. Procedure

Use this procedure to code direct deposit of Title II benefits to an FI in Denmark.

  1. Are you coding an initial claim?

    • If yes, go to step 3.

    • If no, go to step 2.

  2. Is the beneficiary's address on the MBR in a foreign country (PCOC = 8)? If no, STOP.

    REASON: The MBR will not accept IDD information (RTN begins with 5, 6, or 7) unless the address is in a foreign country.

  3. Is the beneficiary's account a U.S. dollar account at an FI in Denmark? If yes, STOP.

    REASON: IDD payments are sent in local currency, not U.S. dollars. The account must be a local currency account.

  4. Code the type of account as Checking.

  5. Code the Routing and Transit Number field as follows:

    • Start with 71, the prefix assigned to the processor bank in Denmark.

    • Code 2 zeros.

    • Code the 4-digit bank code/registration number. If only 3 digits are given, code a zero before the 3 digits.

    • Code the U.S. check digit. Obtain the U.S. check digit by using the Check Digit program on Title II/Interactive Comps.

  6. Code the Depositor Account Number as follows:

    • Start with F, the letter assigned to show that the FI is in Denmark.

    • Code the 10-digit account number. If fewer than 10 digits are shown, add zeros at the front of the account number to bring the total number of digits to 10.

D. Examples

EXAMPLE 1: A signup form for Denmark contains the following information:

Bank code 1234. Account Number 1234567890.

  • The RTN will be 710012346. (The final digit, 6, is the U.S. check digit for 71001234.)

  • The DAN will be F1234567890.

EXAMPLE 2: Ms. Lieder calls to request direct deposit. She says her bank's registration number is 123 and her account number is 234567890.

  • The RTN will be 710001234. (The final digit, 4, is the U.S. check digit for 71000123.)

  • The DAN will be F0234567890.

E. Exhibit - IDD Enrollment Form for Denmark

To view this form, go to SSA-1199-DN.


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